Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s father – Sir Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu was once Africa’s richest black man.
Sir Ojukwu was the first and founding President of The Nigerian Stock Exchange as well as President of The African Continental Bank.
He was also either Chairman or on the board of directors of some of Nigeria’s most profitable companies such as Shell Oil Nigeria Limited, Guinness Nig. Ltd, Nigerian National Shipping Lines, Nigerian Cement Factory, Nigerian Coal Corporation, Costain West Africa Ltd, John Holt, Nigerian Marketing Board amongst others.
He won a parliamentary seat during the nation’s first republic. He attended a primary school in Asaba and the Hope Waddell Institute.
He was so wealthy he was allowed to enter the UK without a Visa.