Emmanuel Akwiwu

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Emmanuel Chikere Akwiwu is a Nigerian politician who represented South East Orlu in the Nigerian House of Representatives (1954-1964) during the nation's pre-independence and independence period. During the period, he was an advocate for the creation of a governmental ministry of Pan-African affairs. He was also a deputy speaker of the Eastern Assembly during the early years of the nation's liberation from Colonialism.

He was a successful businessman, having found himself a fecund niche hauling oil rigs.


Emma was born on July 23, 1924 to Stephen Ohakwe Akwiwu in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He went to St Cyprian's School in Port Harcourt, the Practising School, at Awka and Okrika Grammar School, (1941-1944). After completing his secondary education, he went abroad and studied at the prestigious Cambridge University from 1945-1950. He returned to the country in 1951 and became a solicitor.

He founded Akwiwu motors in the 1960s, prior to which he was a board member of the newly established Nigerian Ports Authority 1954.