Alex Otti

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His Excellency

Alex Chioma Otti
Governor of Abia State
Assumed office
29 May 2023
Preceded byOkezie Ikpeazu
Personal details
Born18 February 1965 (1965-02-18) (age 59)
Abia State, Nigeria
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Priscilla Otti
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
  • politician
  • banker
  • business man

Alex Chioma Otti (born 18 February 1965) professionally called Alex Otti is a Nigerian banker and politician.[1] He is the current governor of Abia State since 2023.[2]

Biography[change | change source]

Alex was born in Isiala Ngwa South LGA of Abia State where he had his basic and secondary education. In 1988, He badged his honors degree in Economics from University of Port Harcourt, had his MBA degree from University of Lagos in 1994.

Business administration[change | change source]

As a banker, he has worked with Nigerian International Bank (subsidiary of Citibank New York) (1989), Nigerian Intercontinental Merchant Bank Ltd, Societe Bancaire Nigeria Limited (1992), United Bank for Africa, First Bank of Nigeria (2001) as assistant general manager, Diamond Bank, et cetera.

Political career[change | change source]

In 2023, Alex Otti won the governorship election under Labour Party and was sworn into office on 29 May, 2023 in Abia State.

Philanthropy[change | change source]

He founded Alex Otti Foundation that aims to provide and help people originating and living in Abia State commonly called, Abians.[3] The foundation aldo covers The Alex Otti Foundation Tertiary Institution Scholarship Scheme.[4]

Awards and honors[change | change source]

He was regarded as the second governor from Nigeria after Segun Mimiko of Ondo State for Labour Party.[7]

Publication[change | change source]

  • Saving the Future: Economic Development & Prosperity [8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alex Otti". The Official Website of Abia State Government.
  2. "BREAKING: Alex Otti of Labour Party Declared Abia State Governor-elect". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  3. "About Us". Alex Otti Foundation.
  4. Udoka Agwu (29 July 2022). "Peter Obi lauds Alex Otti for his scholarship scheme". BusinessDay. Retrieved 29 December 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Nigerian governors with doctorate degree titles". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 7 January 2024.
  6. Abdulrahman Abdulmalik (22 January 2013). "UNN violates new rules on honorary degrees, awards honorary doctorate to SGF, Pius Anyim". Retrieved 7 January 2024.
  7. "After Mimiko, Labour Party Gets 2nd Governor in Nigeria as INEC Declares Alex Otti Winner for Abia".
  8. Otti, Alex (2016). Saving the Future: Economic Development & Prosperity. AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781524607869.

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