Lawrence Odiatu Victor Anionwu is a Nigerian diplomat who was a permanent secretary in the country's ministry of Foreign Affairs and later became Nigeria's ambassador in Rome. He also worked as a liason officer for the country in London during the independence period.
Lawrence is married to Regina Anionwu and was born to Julius Osakwe Anionwu on May 5, 1921. He attended King's College, Lagos, Trinity Hall, Cambridge before being called to the bar in Lincoln's Inn. He stated work in the country at the Jos Township Advisory Board. During much of the 50's he worked with various institutions in Jos before joining the federal civil service.