Arthur Nzeribe bio: net worth, age, wiki, wife, death.
Francis Arthur Nzeribe was a Nigerian politician who served in the upper house. He was a senator from Imo State’s Orlu Senatorial District. He was a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from October 1983 to December 1987 and again from May 1999 until May 2007.
Arthur Nzeribe: Profile summary
|Full Name:||Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe|
|Date of Birth:||2nd November, 1938|
|Age:||83 years (2022)|
|State of Origin:||Imo State|
|Net Worth:||$2 Billion|
Arthur Nzeribe: Biography
Arthur Nzeribe was born on the 2nd November, 1938 in Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria to the family of Oyimba Nzeribe. His father was a lawyer and former state council while his grandfather, Akpati Nzeribe, held the traditional title of Ogbuagu, Oshiji, Damanze Oyimba of Oguta.
Arthur Nzeribe: Early Life & Education
Arthur lost his Mum while he was still in primary school and was taken care of by Catholic priests because his dad was away in Great Britain studying law. After his primary education, he enrolled at Bishop Shanahan College, Orlu for his secondary education, later to complete it at Holy Ghost College, Owerri.
In 1957, he travelled to Lagos where he secured a job with Nigeria’s Port Authority (NPA) as an engineering cadet. In 1958, he got a scholarship from the NPA to study marine engineering. He took courses at Portsmouth College of Technology and later attended Chesterfield College of Technology in England.
Arthur Nzeribe: Career
By 1960 Arthur Nzeribe was selling life insurance to black immigrants in the United Kingdom. Upon his return to Nigeria in 1961, he got employed at Shell, where he worked briefly, then as an Air Force cadet for a few months too. He thereafter worked for Gulf Oil at the firm’s Escravos facility.
He soon left Gulf Oil to return to London, where he, alongside one Ghanaian and two English partners opened a public relations firm called Jeafan. The firm worked with a number of African diplomatic missions in London including the Ghana High Commission. Through the Ghana Commission, he met Kwame Nkrumah and started to work for him in public relations.
In 1966, when the National Liberation Council (NLC) overthrew Nkrumah, Jeafan briefly lost influence in Ghana but the NLC leadership soon turned to the firm to help improve the public image of their administration. Nzeribe developed a working relationship with Joseph Arthur Ankrah, head of the liberation council, but when Ankrah left office in April 1969, Nzeribe lost influence in Ghana.
In 1969, Arthur Nzeribe started up the Fanz Organization (based in London), dealing in arms, heavy construction, publishing, property investment and oil brokerage. In Nigeria, he built up Sentinel Assurance and other companies.
Arthur Nzeribe is happily married with children. His second wife is the sister of Hajia Asabe Yar’Adua, wife of the late General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua.
In 1999, Arthur Nzeribe got elected as the Senator representing the Orlu constituency of Imo State. He was reelected in 2003.
In the December 2006 PDP primaries for the 2007 Senatorial candidates, Nzeribe was defeated by Osita Izunaso.
In August 2007 he was appointed a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Arthur Nzeribe: Wife and Children
Arthur Nzeribe was married to Joan Edugie Osula Nzeribe and are blessed with adorable children. One of his children is known as Adanna Nzeribe. She is married a Oil & Gas Entrepreneur, Chima Anyaso.
Arthur Nzeribe: Death
The politician and former Senator, Arthur Nzeribe, is dead. Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe who died on May 5, 2022 at the age of 83.
A statement signed by three members of his family, Ojiabu Francis Anyegbu Nzeribe, Anthony Akpati Nzeribe and Ojiabu Oliver Nwedo Nzeribe, on behalf of the Nzeribe confirmed the death of the octogenarian.
Arthur Nzeribe: Net Worth
Arthur Nzeribe is believed to be worth over 1.5 billion dollars. He was one of the most influential and richest politicians during his time.
It was reported that he bought his first Rolls Royce vehicle in 1961, at the age of 23. Nzeribe’s country home in Oguta, Imo State is called Heaven of Peace, an estate that contains multiple mansions.