Dave Umahi Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Dave Umahi Biography
Dave Nweze Umahi is a Nigerian politician and the current Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
He is one of the best governors in Nigeria and one of the few governors that is always in the news for something good. A visit to the state will leave you marvelled at the great changes that have been recorded in the state since Umahi became the governor.
We'd be seeing Dave Umahi's biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, spouse, children, education, political career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and everything else you'd love to know about him.
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Dave Umahi Profile

Before we continue, here's a quick rundown on Dave Umahi's profile and a few things you'd love to know about him:
Full name: Dave Nweze Umahi
Date of birth: 1st January 1964 
Age: 56 years (2020)
Nationality: Nigeria
Place of birth: Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Parents: Elder Joseph Umahi Nwaze and Margaret Umahi
Spouses: Rachael Umahi
Education: Enugu State University of Science and Technology
Children: Osborn, King David, Jeddy, Tehila
Occupation: Politician
Net worth: $330 million

Dave Umahi Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, Education And Career

Dave Umahi was born on the 1st of January, 1964 in Ebonyi State, Nigeria into the family of Elder Joseph Umahi Nwaze and Margaret Umahi of Umunaga. Dave started his early primary education in Ebonyi State. He further began his secondary education at Ishiagu High School, completing it at the Government Secondary School of Afikpo.
He further gained admission into the Enugu State University of Science and Technology in 1982, graduating in 1987 with a BSc. in Civil Engineering.


Dave Umahi co-founded Norman Engineering and Construction Nig. Limited with Ombo Isokarari in 1990, serving as the general manager until 1993.
He also served as the chairman and CEO of Osborn La Palm Royal Resort Ltd, Focus Investment Nig. Ltd and Brass Engineering & Construction Nig. Ltd.
Gov. Umahi, while interacting with leaders of Abakpa main market in Abakaliki in 2019 over social media reports that he owns shops at the market and built his house within one year revealed that he became a billionaire at 25 years old. He made the statement while debunking the reports, further stating that he got to where he is now because of his hard work and commitment to duty.

He is also a member of the following professional bodies:

• Fellow of Council of Technologists of Nigeria (FCORTN)
• Member, Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE)
• Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE)
• Member, Council of Registered Engineers (COREN)

Political Career

Governor Dave Umahi's first step into public service was in 2007 when he started serving as the acting chairman of the Ebonyi State chapter of the People's Democratic Party(PDP). He further served as the state chairman of the party from 2009 to 2011.
In 2011, he became the deputy governor of Ebonyi State on a ticket with the-then Governor Martin Elechi. Issues, however, broke out between Umahi and Elechi when the later declared support for Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health, as his successor.
Fortunately for Umahi, he defeated Onyebuchi Chukwu in the primaries. He was elected as the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State in the 2015 election and re-elected for his second tenure in the 2019 election.

Personal Life

Governor Dave Umahi is married to Rachael Umahi and they have four children, namely; Osborn, King David, Jeddy, Tehila. His eldest son, Osborn graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in the world, University of Surrey, Guildford, the United Kingdom in 2019.

Dave Umahi Net Worth

Dave Umahi is one of the richest Nigerian governors. He is a successful entrepreneur and became a billionaire before at the age of 25, even before venturing into politics.
He has chaired a number of companies including Osborn La Palm Royal Resort Ltd, Focus Investment Nig. Ltd and Brass Engineering & Construction Nig. Ltd.
According to WhiteNiche.com, Governor Dave Umahi has an estimated net worth of $330 million.

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