Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Kemafo Nonyerem Chikwe was a Nigerian Federal Minister of Aviation. She currently holds the position of National Women Leader of the Nigerian political party PDP. A radio journalist, editor and a publisher. She was chief executive and publisher, Prime Time Limited, publishers of Ash magazine. She has published three books, edited a number of publications and contributed to several books; Kame Chameleon Tours the Garden, Village Boys, Women of My Era
She was born on 14th September 1951 in Aba started school at the age of five. She majored in French at the Advanced Teachers’ College, Owerri. She then attended Queen’s College of the City University of New York where she obtained degrees in French. She obtained a doctorate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in curriculum education.
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Chikwe was involved in a number of non-governmental organisations. She first entered politics in the second republic under the National Party of Nigeria, NPN. She later cast her political lot with the NRC, UNCP and now PDP.
She was appointed Minister of Transport, and then of Aviation by President Olusegun Obasanjo, holding office until May 2003. She later went on to run for the Governor of Imo state but lost the election. In 2009 she became the Nigerian ambassador to Ireland.
Chikwe is also the mother of Nigerian rapper Naeto C and her other child Somachi Chikwe