A Profile of Phillips Ozovehe SALAWU, B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD, D.Sc, FCA, FCTI, FCS, FFIA, CPFA, AICMC, ACIB, LLB, BL


A Profile of Phillips Ozovehe SALAWU, B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD, D.Sc, FCA, FCTI, FCS, FFIA, CPFA, AICMC, ACIB, LLB, BL

 

Date of Birth: 29th October, 1957.

Place of Birth:
IHIMA.

Local Govt of Origin:
Okehi LGA.

State of Origin:
Kogi State.

Marital Status: Married with 6 children.

Gender: Male.

Religion: Christianity.

Ethnic Group: Ebira.

Schools, Colleges and Universities attended:

1.1964-1970: St. Peter’s Primary School, Ikuehi – Ihima, Okehi LGA of Kogi State.

2.1971-1975:Govt Secondary School Okene, Kogi State.

3. 1975-1976:
School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru-Zaria.

4. 1976-1979: Dept of Accounting, Faculty of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Kongo Campus, Zaria.

5.1980-1981:
London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, UK.

6.1981-1982:
Emily Woolf College of Accountancy,
High Holborn, London.

7. 2014-2022:
Universty of Jos, Jos Nigeria.

8. 2020-2022.
Baze University,
Abuja, FCT.

9. Jan – Nov 2023;
Nigerian Law School,
Bwari-Abuja Campus.

Academic Qualifications Obtained todate:

1. First School Leaving Certificate; took 2nd Position at the graduation in December 1970.

2. West African School
Certificate,WASC, made Division One with Distinction,in June 1975.

3.SBS-ABU “A” Level Results in July 1976:

Grade B in Social Sciences; Grade C in History, Grade
C in Geography and Grade C in the Use-of-English.

4. B.Sc. Accounting, with First Class Honors and won all the 3 Prime Academic Prizes as the Best Student in the Part 1 B.Sc. Combined Exams for the Accounting and Business Students; for being the Best All Round Part II Accounting Student; and for being the Top Graduate Accountant in Part III of the B.Sc Accounting Program in 1979.

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5. M.Sc. Accounting and Finance, 1981.

6. PhD, Accounting
and Finance and led the PhD class at the Course Work Program.

7. D.Sc: Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Management from the University of Applied Sciences and Management,
USAM, in Porto-Novo, Benin Republic for positive contributions to the Nigerian Economy and its Political Stability.

Professional Qualifications
Obtained to date:

1. ACA and FCA, now a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN.

2. ACS and FCS, now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of StockBrokers of Nigeria, CIS; and took the 2nd Position at first sitting, in the final qualifying exams.

3. FFIA, Fellow of Certified Forensic and Investigative Auditors in Canada and in Nigeria.

4.ACTI, and FCTI, now a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, CITN.

5.ACIB, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN with Distinction grades in the following 2 subjects at the final qualifying exams: Mgt of Financial Institutions and the Practice of Banking.

6. CPFA, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, in the UK, CIPFA.

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7. AICMC, An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators.

8. LLB- Bachelor
of Laws, with
Second Class
Upper Grade.

9. BL, Barrister-at-Law.

Working Experience in the Private and Public Sectors:

1. 1979-1980: NYSC service in Ogun State of Nigeria at the State Polytechnic, Abeokuta, lecturing in the following subject areas: Financial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Company Law.

2.1983 – 1995:worked at the following 4 Merchant Banks in Nigeria and rose to the position of a Deputy General Manager in Corporate and International Banking Operations, before voluntary disengagement:

Nigeria-American Merchant Bank;
Chase-Continental Merchant Bank; Rims Merchant Bank; and Crown Merchant Bank Ltd.

3. 1996-1998: Managing Director/CEO of Omegah International Ventures Ltd, a company having interests in Real Estate, Hotel Services,
and Financial Consultancy.

4. 1998-2002: Appointed as the First National Director of Finance of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, at its National Secretariat, Abuja.

5. 2002-2003: Back to Omegah International Ventures Ltd as its Executive Chairman

6. 2003-2012: Elected 3 times to the Office of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State on the Platform of the PDP.

7. 2012 to date: Appointed as the Chairman of Omegah Group of Companies with business interests in Real Estate, Hotel Services, Agriculture, Education, Human Capital Development, Oil&Gas, Mining & Quarry; Training and Consultancy.

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8. 2013-2015:
Appointed as a Member of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

9. 2014-2017: Appointed as a Member of the Governing Council of the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.

10. April – August 2014: Selected as a Delegate to the National Conference, representing the North-Central Geo-Political Zone.

Major Political Engagements:

1. Appointed as the First National Director of Finance of the PDP.

2. Elected as the Deputy Governor of Kogi State for 3 consecutive times.

3. Selected as a Member of the Board of Trustees,BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

4. Selected as a Delegate to the 2014 National Conference.

5. Contested at the November 2015 Governorship Election in Kogi State on the Platform of the Labour Party, LP, and took 3rd Position, after the APC and the PDP; in terms of the number of Votes cast.

Hobbies:
– Table Tennis,
– Bee Keeping,
– Hunting,
– Commentary Writings,
– Native Pharmacognosy,
– Intellectual Debates,
– Political Modeling,
– International Relations.

Next-of-Kin:
Her Excellency (Wife),
Mrs Grace Omolola Salawu,
Plot 2462 Mohammed Isma Street, Asokoro. Abuja-FCT.
Tel. 08033141943

The Office Address:

Plot 1981 Lome Street,
Wuse Zone 7, PMB 5011,
Wuse-Abuja, FCT.
Tel. 08035923939.

Email Address:
Phillipsalawu@yahoo. com


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