Nkechi Caroline Ikpeazu Biography, Career, Husband, Networth, Politics.

Who is Nkechi Ikpeazu?

Nkechi Caroline Ikpeazu (née Nwakanma)  is popular as the First Lady of Abia State and the wife of the current Governor of Abia State located in the southeast of Nigeria.

How Old is Nkechi Ikpeazu?

She was born in 1960.

Who is Nkechi Ikpeazu’s Husband?

Okezie Ikpeazu

Early life and education

Nkechi Ikpeazu was born in Ile-Ife. She hails from Ohanze Isiaha in Obingwa LGA of Abia State. She attended Community Primary School Ohanze; Girls High School, Aba; Teacher Training College Ihie; Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri; Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu; University of Nigeria Nsukka; the National Open University of Nigeria; and the Abia State University, Uturu. She possesses an NCE in Business Studies, a bachelor’s degree in Cooperatives and Rural Development, a postgraduate Diploma in Management, and a master’s degree in Management. She has completed a doctorate at the Abia State University, Uturu.


Nkechi has worked as a teacher, an accounts executive with Camway Ventures Lagos, a banker with Lobi Bank from 1986 to 1996, and as Registrar of Cooperatives with Abia State Government.

Nkechi is a sports promoter and the major backer of the women’s football premier league club side, Abia Angels FC.

Charitable work

Through her NGO, the Vicar Hope Foundation, VHF, she has built several homes for indigent persons. The Vicar Hope Foundation VHF is also involved in providing better healthcare for mother and child, and in battling cancerdiabetes, and sickle cell diseases. VHF has completed two sickle cell hospital/cancer diagnosis and treatment centers in Umuahia and Aba and offers subsidized treatment to patients.[9][10][11] The Foundation also runs a GBV Response Desk that offers interventions and referrals for prevention and protection.

Personal life

Nkechi is married to the current Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who hails from Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA. Together they have two boys and two girls. Ikpeazu is a Deaconess of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and professes a close relationship with God.

Mrs. Ikpeazu has carried out several projects. Amongst them are:

  • The construction of 38 nos of 3-bedroom bungalows for 38 indigent Abians under her Vicar Hope Foundation’s Widows/Indigent Shelter Scheme (WISS)
  • The ongoing Skill Acquisition training for 1,065 persons. 300 have been trained and set up with startup capital and equipment. An additional 328 persons have received empowerment equipment and funds to start small businesses
  • The ongoing de-worming program for 213,000 primary school pupils in Abia State
  • The distribution of Maternity kits to 1,350 expectant mothers
  • The training of 300 health personnel on Neonatal Resuscitation in collaboration with Nestle and NISONM
  • The distribution of 328 wheelchairs and crutches to the physically disabled
  • The sponsorship of the Nkechi Ikpeazu Annual National Open Para-badminton Championship & Nkechi Ikpeazu Inter-Ministerial Women’s Sports Competition
  • The distribution of 4000 books and learning materials to public school pupils
  • The completed 3-sets of classroom blocks were constructed in Obingwa LGA through Vicar Hope Foundation
  • The sets of Classroom furniture were donated to schools in Bende, Ikwuano, and Obingwa LGAs
  • The free fitting of prostheses to 150 amputees
  • The Vicar Hope Foundation (VHF) Rural Medical Outreach to remote communities.
  • The free Diabetes screening and Campaigns
  • The ongoing Seminars on detecting Breast Cancer throughout the State
  • The ongoing Statewide Sickle Cell campaign
  • The ongoing Construction of Market stalls in 10 rural markets
  • The ongoing Water and Sanitation (borehole and toilet) projects in rural communities
  • The constant hospital visitation and the payment of hospital bills of indigent patients.

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  2. ^ “Ikpeazu’s wife seeks strict enforcement of sickle cell law”The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
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