“I want to contribute to humanity by actively participating in building a society that generates ideas, applies knowledge, promotes professionalism, shares experience, celebrates diversity, and seeks excellence at all times.”

...the country boy!

I am a child of God, entrepreneur., business executive, infrastructure specialist, public affairs analyst, policy reforms strategist, political junkie, music lover, and sports enthusiast. Above all, I am a Presbyterian and I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour.

I am a native of Amauzu, a kindred in Ubegu-Iyioji, Akaeze in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. My life is guided by the values of self-contentment, sincerity of purpose, professionalism, character, ethics, integrity, and continuous learning. These are the values that I hope to pass on to my 2 sons. I have been greatly influenced and inspired by my father, Senator (Elder) Anyim Ude MON and my mother, Elder (Mrs.) Grace Ude. Along with my 5 siblings, they have been a blessing to me.

I began my professional career in Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, Nigeria’s foremost engineering and construction company. As Managing Partner of Agon Continental Limited, I have worked with various teams to design policy, governance, regulatory and legislative frameworks for infrastructure delivery. I have been involved in the review of Federal Government policies, masterplans and legislations in transportation infrastructure, and the design of institutional frameworks for the delivery of public infrastructure through public-private partnerships. I also served as the Deputy Coordinator of the Infrastructure Working Group for the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Medium Term National Development Plan (2021 – 2025). I am currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Infrastructure Policy Commission at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).

I am also the Chief Executive Officer of Agon Workman Limited, a service company operating in Abuja and Lagos that specializes in the maintenance, repair and replacement of fittings and appliances for homes and offices.   

My interest in public affairs led me to launch OpenForum.NG, a platform for generating perspectives and sharing insights on issues and policies that are impacting public affairs in Nigeria. Since 2010, I have worked with several teams to shape the discussions at the Annual Nigerian Economic Summit. I am also the Convener of Nkata Umu Ibe, which was a monthly Distinguished Speakers Series and one of the initiatives of the Centre for Memories in Enugu that curates conversations on the big issues that confronts Igbo people.

I was a Senior Fellow on Legislative Reforms and Programme Management at NESG, providing strategic leadership to the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER), State Assemblies Business Environment Roundtable (SABER) and Judicial Capacity Project (JUCAP). It has led to the establishment of the Ernest Shonekan Centre for Legislative Reforms and Economic Development.

I am currently the Vice President of the Men’s Christian Association of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (First Abuja Parish) and a Patron of the Boys’ Brigade at the same Parish.

I am a member of the Board of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Centre for Memories (CFM), Development East (DevEast) Foundation Ltd/Gte and Tedrow Africa Infrastructure Limited. I am also a Trustee of the Society of Igbo Professionals (SIP).

I love music, all genres of music – gospel, classical, afrobeat, jazz, R & B, rap, rock, pop, blues, makossa, country, traditional, reggae, dance, calypso, just play it and I will enjoy it and may even begin to sing along (I am good with lyrics and can be a crooner). I have recently started trying my fingers on the keyboard so watch this space. I love sports, I particularly like watching football (yes, I am a fan of Arsenal) and boxing (especially during the Mike Tyson era) but I play golf, badminton, and squash. I like reading, mostly books but also articles – my favourite gift to a friend is a book. I love writing too. I also just began swimming lessons.

All in all, I am just a country boy!

...the country boy!

I am an entrepreneur, business executive, infrastructure specialist, public affairs analyst, policy reforms strategist, political junkie, music lover, and sports enthusiast. Above all, I am a Presbyterian and I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour.

I am a native of Amauzu, a kindred in Ubegu-Iyioji, Akaeze in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. My life is guided by the values of self-contentment, sincerity of purpose, professionalism, character, ethics, integrity, and continuous learning. These are the values that I hope to pass on to my 2 sons. I have been greatly influenced and inspired by my father, Senator (Elder) Anyim Ude MON and my mother, Elder (Mrs.) Grace Ude. Along with my 5 siblings, they have been a blessing to me.

I began my professional career in Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, Nigeria’s foremost engineering and construction company. As Managing Partner of Agon Continental Limited, I have worked with various teams to design policy, governance, regulatory and legislative frameworks for infrastructure delivery. I have been involved in the review of Federal Government policies, masterplans and legislations in transportation infrastructure, and the design of institutional frameworks for the delivery of public infrastructure through public-private partnerships. I also served as the Deputy Coordinator of the Infrastructure Working Group for the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Medium Term National Development Plan (2021 – 2025). I am currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Infrastructure Policy Commission at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).

I am also the Chief Executive Officer of Agon Workman Limited, a service company operating in Abuja and Lagos that specializes in the maintenance, repair and replacement of fittings and appliances for homes and offices. 

My interest in public affairs led me to launch OpenForum.NG, a platform for generating perspectives and sharing insights on issues and policies that are impacting public affairs in Nigeria. Since 2010, I have worked with several teams to shape the discussions at the Annual Nigerian Economic Summit. I am also the Convener of Nkata Umu Ibe, which was a monthly Distinguished Speakers Series and one of the initiatives of the Centre for Memories in Enugu that curates conversations on the big issues that confronts Igbo people.

I was a Senior Fellow on Legislative Reforms and Programme Management at NESG, providing strategic leadership to the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER), State Assemblies Business Environment Roundtable (SABER) and Judicial Capacity Project (JUCAP). It has led to the establishment of the Ernest Shonekan Centre for Legislative Reforms and Economic Development.

I am currently the Vice President of the Men’s Christian Association of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (First Abuja Parish) and a Patron of the Boys’ Brigade at the same Parish.

I am a member of the Board of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Centre for Memories (CFM), Development East (DevEast) Foundation Ltd/Gte and Tedrow Africa Infrastructure Limited. I am also a Trustee of the Society of Igbo Professionals (SIP).

I love music, all genres of music – gospel, classical, afrobeat, jazz, R & B, rap, rock, pop, blues, makossa, country, traditional, reggae, dance, calypso, just play it and I will enjoy it and may even begin to sing along (I am good with lyrics and can be a crooner). I have recently started trying my fingers on the keyboard so watch this space. I love sports, I particularly like watching football (yes, I am a fan of Arsenal) and boxing (especially during the Mike Tyson era) but I play golf, badminton, and squash. I like reading, mostly books but also articles – my favourite gift to a friend is a book. I love writing too. I also just began swimming lessons.

All in all, I am just a country boy!

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