Many authors have attempted/albeit unsuccessfully, to ascertain the reason behind the groundbreaking accomplishments of Orji Uzor Kalu. The most remarkable factor that has obviated the effort of these authors is their inability to decipher from which angle exactly to conduct a research into the awe-inspiring life of this quintessential, successful, yet unassuming leader. Orji Kalu has excelled in business, politics, and philanthropy, and attaining the apogee of his career with his ascendancy in 1999 as the Executive Governor of Abia State at thirty-nine (39).
Young, ebullient and enterprising Orji Kalu is an enigma-meaning different things to different people. His rise to national limelight was quite meteoric, making him one of the most visible politicians in Nigeria today.
Though not given to an arrogant display of intellectualism, his acuity is immeasurably perplexing. This is manifest in the deftness and adumbration with which he has accurately forecasted major events. No wonder some believe that he became a governor by a combination of adroit diplomacy and sheer good luck. He went through his academic career diligently and was at various times at Christ the King School, Aba for his primary education, Eziama High School, Aba; Government College, Umuahia; University of Maiduguri; Harvard University Graduate Business School (AMP 153) Boston, USA and Abia State University.Read more →