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UGHELLI – Ahead of the 2024 Delta state local government elections, a leading and a top Aspirant, Engr. Matthew Onokpasa has expressed his confidence that he can lead an appreciable turnaround in the fortunes of Ughelli North LGA, if elected. Engr.Onokpasa said his confidence is rooted in the fact that competence, capacity, and character are needed now more than ever to provide the much-needed boost for national development from the grassroots up.


He is also convinced that given the seriousness and potential complexity of the task, the people of Ughelli and Delta State as a whole will ensure that equity, justice, and fair play characterize the process, leading to a favourable outcome for the Local Government.


Here I unveil some of the qualities of Engr. Onokpasa. Kindly read below:..

Matthew Onokpasa (JP) is a seasoned Administrator with deep experience in a wide range of fields including: Engineering Construction, Financial Risk Management, Engineering Operations, Project Management, and Business Development spanning a period of over two decades in the financial, engineering, and construction industries.


Onokpasa spent over a decade with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, working in various units and holding vital leadership roles. He then had a stint as a public servant with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).


He has also served as Director of Originations at East Century Capital, an equity and capital company with head offices in Hong Kong. Currently, he is a Partner in Development Derivatives Services, a Construction and Project Development consulting firm. He is the founder of Resetel Technologies, an innovative engineering solutions company, which focuses on the provision of smart homes in Nigeria and West Africa.


He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, followed by a master’s in business administration (focus on banking and finance) from the ESUT Business School, Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu. He also earned a master’s degree in Security, Conflict and Development from the Faculty of History and War Studies of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.


Matthew Onokpasa is currently a Public Governance and Leadership doctoral Student at the University of Abuja and also an Alumni of the Leadership Program of the School of Politics, Policy and Governance (SPPG), created by the #FixPolitics Initiative.


Engr. Onokpasa holds various professional and honorary positions, testament to his intellectual curiosity and professional impact. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Project Management and the Institute of Management Consultants. He is also a certified management Consultant, and an Associate of the Society of Peace Studies and Practice (ASPSP). Onokpasa is certified by COREN and is a recognized member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers.


Engr. Onokpasa also sits on the Board of the African Center for Leadership and Environmental Sustainability (ACLES) and is a Global Advisor to the American Academy of Project Management.
His academic and professional success have, however, not alienated him from the plight of his society. He maintains a keen and practical interest in the affairs of his community, where his humanitarian communal interventions have endeared him to his people.


Engr. Onokpasa has passionate interests in wealth creation, principled politics and governance. He is married to Princess Brigid and blessed with Children.


His candidacy presents a huge opportunity for Ughelli North LGA to install a proven administrator with a demonstrated love of the community, as Chairman. The rigorous job of ensuring the wellbeing and prosperity of the over 400,000 people who call this place home, deserves no less a talent, and no less a committed patriot, than Engr. Matthew Onokpasa.

Omamuzo Efidhere

Omamuzo Efidhere is a registered member of the Nigerian Union of Journalist

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