Natasha–Akpoti Uduaghan is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Kogi Central in the 2023 election.
Profile Summary on Natasha–Akpoti Uduaghan
|Official Name:||Natasha Hadiza Akpoti|
|Date of Birth:||9th December 1979|
|Birth Place:||Ihima, Okene Local Government|
|Age:||42 year old|
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Husband:||Emmanuel Uduaghan Alema|
|Father:||Dr. Jimoh Abdul Akpoti|
|State of Origin:||Kogi State|
|Children:||3 in number|
Early Life of Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan
Natasha Akpoti’s hometown is Okehi, which is located in Kogi State. Ebiralan is where she was born and raised. Natasha Hadiza Akpoti was born on 9 December 1979, she is the second of four children and the only daughter of a Nigerian father and a Ukrainian mother. Her mother, Ludmila Kravchenk, is a Ukrainian from Rakitna in the region of Chernivtsi. Her father, Dr. Jimoh Abdul Akpoti, is from Obeiba-Ihima, Kogi State. She spent her early years in Ihima, Okene Local Government She lost her father in 1998 and the family had to relocate. She studied at the University of Abuja from 2000 to 2004 and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree. She was called to the Nigerian bar in 2005 upon graduation from the Nigerian Law School in Abuja. In 2011, she proceeded to the University of Dundee and graduated with a Master of Laws degree in 2012. She holds a Master of Business Administration in Oil & Gas Management from the University of Dundee.
Is Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan Married?
Yes, she is married to Chief Emmanuel Uduaghan, the Alema of Warri, in a ceremony held at her home in Ihima.
Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan Career
After graduation from the Nigerian Law School, she worked with Brass NLG as a legal counsel from 2007 to 2010. In 2015, she established Builders Hub Impact Investment Program (BHIIP).
She came to national prominence after presenting an investigative report to the National Assembly on 1 March 2018 on corrupt activities regarding the Ajaokuta steel mill. The report detailed the repetitive waste of government funds and embezzlement since the initial construction of the steel mill which has remained moribund despite multiple attempts to get it running. The report was opposed by the Federal ministry of mines and steel development and Akpoti was accused of deliberately misinforming the House of Representatives. An association of small scale steel dealers also alleged that Akpoti was running a sponsored campaign to discredit the government and enrich some corporate interests. A High Court sitting in Abuja ordered that the publisher of Authority newspaper, Ifeanyi Uba and Williams Orji should pay the sum of ten million naira damages to Natasha Akpoti for their libelous publication against her.
Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan Political career
In 2018, she declared her intentions to run for the office of Senator representing Kogi Central in the Nigerian Senate under the umbrella of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). On 25 May 2022 Natasha won the PDP’s primaries for the 2023 Kogi Central Senatorial Elections to face Abubakar Ohere who picked the APC ticket
Is Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan a Mother?
Yes, she is a mother of three children.
What is Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan Net worth?
Natasha Akpoti’s net worth would be $2 million as at 2022,
Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan Height and Stature
Natasha Akpoti is 6 feet 2 inches tall.