Dr Ngozi Odu Biography. She is the People democratic party’s deputy governor for the 2023 gubernatorial elections. Presently, she is the Director of Academic Planning for PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Rivers State.
Dr.Odu Nma Ngozi is an Associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, University of Port Harcourt located in Nigeria. She is from Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area in Rivers State. Her study interests major on Molecular Microbiology and the Antimicrobials. She published 56 articles in many journals and the articles are informative and has good citations
Dr Ngozi Odu Biography: Children
Dr Ngozi is blessed with 5(Five) children.
Dr. Ngozi Nma Odu is a Senior Lecturer of Food Microbiology & Public Health in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, College of Natural & Applied Sciences. She obtained her first degree in Microbiology from Paisley College of Technology, Renfrewshire, Scotland. While in Scotland, she received the Best Academic Prize for 2 consecutive years (1977 and 1978 respectively).
She also holds a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Management from the prestigious University of London (Queen Elizabeth College).
In 1989 she obtained a Ph.D in Microbiology at the University of Port Harcourt, that made her the first Ph.D graduate in that department. She also attended a Leadership course at the prestigious John Hopkins University Baltimore, USA.
Dr. Odu rose through the ranks in the Rivers State Ministry of Health to the post of permanent secretary, a post she held for (6½) six and half years (1999 – 2006), making her the longest serving Permanent Secretary in that Ministry. During her tenure as Permanent Secretary, her Ministry received accolades from WHO, UNICEF and FMOH for Best practices in the area of Immunization and Baby Friendly Initiative Programmes.
In January 2006, she was appointed as the Rivers State commissioner in the Ministry of Education. This was done during Peter Odili’s regime. she facilitated the award of overseeing undergraduate scholarships to over 400 Rivers State Students in Russia, Singapore, Canada and Malaysia. Also, she facilitated the award of overseas Post – graduate scholarship to over 75 Rivers State men & women in USA, UK and Europe. Dr Ngozi Odu was also a board member during wike’s time, and as a result of this development, she commenced the process of handover in Schools to the missions and she also initiated School beautification programme in public Schools Rivers State.
She is presently, the Director of Academic Planning of PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Rivers State.
Prof. (Mrs) Ngozi Nma Odu, PhD, a former Rivers State Commissioner for Education, emerged as the Rivers PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate and running mate to the Governorship Candidate, Hon. Siminialayi Fubara, to run as flagbearers of the party in the 2023 Governorship election.
Following the conclusion of the elections, Dr Ngozi Odu emerged as the Deputy governor of Rivers State.