H.E. Senator Barrister Ike Ekweremadu

Senator Barrister Ike Ekweremadu is a Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and Strategic Government Studies. Professor Ike Ekweremadu will mentor PhD students, junior lecturers, as well as take a lead in advising our University’s research center on academic issues related to E-Governance and Strategic Government Studies. We run workshops for legislators from developing nations. ICITD would host Professor Ekweremadu at least once a year during its research colloquium , seminars, workshops and conferences.

Professor Ike Ekweremadu is a Nigerian politician and lawyer from Enugu State who has served in the Senate of Nigeria since May 2003. He is an erudite lawmaker. He has so far presented over 20 public lectures and papers within and outside Nigeria to enrich public discourse on the themes of democracy, Nigerian federalism, the Nigerian constitution, security, anti-corruption, environment, and economy. Senator Ekweremadu’s quality representation at the senate resonates with his people. He fulfills the aspirations and consciousness of his constituents. He has within his incumbency in the Senate exited his people from a labyrinth of neglect to a symmetry of infrastructural development. His Youth and Women Empowerment Programmes are legendary. He, for instance, attracted the establishment of five Youth Development Centres, one in each of the five local government areas that comprise his Enugu West constituency. Ikeoha Ndigbo is a philanthropist. He founded the Ikeoha Foundation on assumption of public office as a Council Chairman in 1997. As a Member of the Nigerian Delegation to the ECOWAS Parliament since 2003, he has gained wide reputation as a firm believer and courageous defender of democracy in the West African sub-region. The decisive recommendations of the ECOWAS Parliament’s Ad-Hoc Committee on the Political Situations in Niger Republic and the Republic of Guinea which he chaired, contributed greatly in resolving the crises in favour of democracy. As the Speaker in 2011, Ekweremadu pursued with passion, the Enhancement of the Powers of the Community Parliament as a core Legislative Agenda at the sub-regional parliament. He rallied the Parliament to adopt and submit a Draft Legislation on the Enhancement of the Powers of the Parliament to the ECOWAS Commission for adoption/enactment by the Authority of Heads of State and Government.

We are excited to have Prof. Ekweremadu join our University and our Research Center. His pool of experience will be most valuable to the University community as a whole.