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|Elder (Mrs) Eunice Uloma Ijioma
Elder (Mrs) Eunice Ijioma was born on 12th April 1941 into the family of late Pa
Dick Akwari Igwe of Ndi-Ukwa Amaukwu. Her mother was late Madam Nwannediya
Akwari Igwe. In recognition of the importance of eduction, Uloma was in 1952
enrolled into Igbere Central School, Onu-Ibina. Uloma's brief stay in school was
characterised by very excellent academic performances.
Just on completion of class 1, she got betrothed to her present husband - Chief
Ijioma Imo of Ndi Okali Amakpo, Igbere. As was the custom then, she had to leave
Igbere and join her husband at Aba. While at Aba she assisted her nusband in
his trading business after which she branched off to establish numerous
businesses but continued to assist her husband in the upkeep of the family.
Elder (Mrs.) E. U. Ijioma as she is fondly called is blessed with eight surviving
children: Imo Iioma, Dick Uba Ijioma, Jot Oriaku Igbokwe, Madubike Ijioma, Mercy
Ikedieze, Magret Iioma and Peace Nneka Nmaju.
Elder (Mrs.) E. U. Ijioma is equally blessed with nineteen grand children and still
In May 1988, the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria appointed her as one of the
ruling elders of St. Stephen Church, Aba East parish. Before that eldership
conferment, she had held the post of a chorister, and the general president of
Women's Guild of the Church.
resolution of the conflict between Amaukwu community with other Igbere
communities. In 1966 she was elected the President of Aba Branch of Igbere
Welfare Union Women's Wing during which the Igbere women provided a cold
room for the preservation of drugs at Igbere Health Centre.
In 1997 she was unanimously elected the President-General of Igbere Welfare
Union (Women's Wing). As the President-General of Igbere, Elder (Mrs) E. U.
Ijioma in 2001 negotiated and bought the "Abo Nkwo" land for Igbere women from
Ozuitem people. In 2002 she brought the idea of holding August meeting by
Igbere women. The first edition of the meeting was held in 2003, and
subsequently, till date. For now she has devoted her time to ensure that peace
and tranquility is restored in Igbere.
Elder (Mrs.) Eunice Ijioma is one of the illustrous daughters of Igbere. May Glory
be to God who gave Igbere such a person.