In This Biography
Gregory Ibe Biography, Age, Family, Career, Networth
Who is Gregory Ibe?
Gregory Ibe (born 10 December 1963) is a Nigerian industrialist and educationist. He is the chancellor of Gregory University, Uturu, Abia state, and an All Progressive Grand Alliance gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 Abia state Governorship election.
Full names: Dr. Gregory Ikechukwu Ibe
Date of birth: 10th December 1963
Age: 60 years (2023)
Marital status: Married with children
Education: Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT)
Occupation: Entrepreneur, politician
Dr. Gregory Ibe Early Life and Educational Background
Gregory Ikechukwu Ibe was born on the 10th of December, 1963 in Kaduna where his parents lived. He hails from Uturu, in Abia State Nigeria.
Ibe attended Boys High School, Ihube, Imo State; School of Accountancy and Management Studies, Aba, Abia State and Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu.
In 2003, he bagged his Master’s degree from the California Coast University, Santa Ana, California, and a Doctorate degree in Management in the year 2006 from the same institution.
Career and Politics
Chief Gregory Ibe is a successful entrepreneur and politician who is focused on improving the educational standard in Nigeria. In 2012, he established Gregory University (GUU), one of the best private higher institutions in South Eastern Nigeria. According to Wikipedia, the institution currently has over 2000 students studying different courses.
Prof Ibe has also established Gregory Iyke Foundation as a humanitarian medium to reach out to the poor and the helpless in Nigeria. The Foundation is focused on executing medical aid programs in Nigeria.
Prof. Gregory Ibe is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2023 gubernatorial election in Abia State.
Prof. Gregory Ibe is happily married with children.
Gregory Ibe AutoBio – Cooped from an Interview
I was two and a half years when the Biafra/Nigeria civil war started. So, we were kept under the trees playing with snakes and other reptiles. After the war, we were five children in my family. I thank God my father being a policeman and a tailor in the Nigerian Police Force survived the war. He moved to Enugu and I joined him first because I was naïve and timid our people within the street were taking life off me. They didn’t allow me to play with them because of the kind of clothes I wore. So, I decided to develop my own resistant mechanism. I started practicing weight lifting as a child in Eugene Oba Street in Enugu State. Everybody knew me because I became a tyrant. What made me a tyrant you may ask? It was because when my mother joined us in Enugu we started to fry Akara on the street in Eugene Oba Street. As a child, I sold bread and akara at the Nigerian Police College, Enugu. I go to buy the bread after I must have fetched water in Owerri Road. Whenever I came back, I go to buy bread at Robson Street. That was how I suffered as a child. Also, my mother was a tailor too at Ogbotte Market patching dresses for people. I always go to the motor park to help people load, offload or carry their goods and once they pay me, I will buy foodstuff and go home to cook. There is no person that doesn’t know me as a hard-working boy. I started age-grade farming from one family to another. Even though my mind was on education, in the process of struggling to survive I learned tailoring, surveying, electrical and carpentering works. I didn’t stop there, I later learned aluminum fitting.
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- ^ “Greg Ibe to PDP: It’s ridiculously mischievous to allocate vote to me when I didn’t participate in your primaries”. Vanguard News. 26 May 2022. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
- ^ “Prof Gregory Iyke Ibe: The Founder of the best private University in Africa”. Time Africa Magazine. 19 February 2022. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
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