Ojo Maduekwe

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Ojo Maduekwe
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Minister of Transportation, Nigeria
In office
Preceded by Kema Chikwe
Succeeded by Precious Sekibo
Foreign Minister of Nigeria
In office
July 26, 2007 – 17 March 2010
Preceded by Joy Ogwu
Succeeded by Henry Odein Ajumogobia
Personal details
Born May 6, 1945
Abia State, Nigeria

Chief Ojo Maduekwe (born May 6, 1945 in Abia State, Nigeria) was appointed Foreign Minister of Nigeria on July 26, 2007 by President Umaru Yar'Adua.[1] He left office in March 2010 when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved his cabinet.[2] He was National Secretary of the ruling political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He worked as the deputy director of PDP presidential campaign 2011 Goodluck/Sambo ticket. He was nominated for SGF, but was subsequently dropped following criticism by eastern people.

Previously, Maduekwe had been appointed Culture and Tourism minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.[3] He was appointed Minister of Transport in 2001. In this position, he advocated greater use of bicycles, although critics said that the roads were unsafe for cyclists and Maduekwe himself was pushed into a ditch by a bus while he was cycling to work.[4]



  1. "Nigerian president names three to Cabinet energy posts, warns against graft", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), July 26, 2007.
  2. Daniel Idonor (17 March 2010). "Jonathan Sacks Ministers". Vanguard. Retrieved 2010-04-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Seyi Oduyela (January 1, 2006). "State of The Nation: Countdown To 2007". Dawodu. Retrieved 2010-02-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Nigerian Transport Minister Out Spoken On Bike". Vanguard. July 2001. Retrieved 2010-02-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Patrick Henry (January 7, 2007). "Political Rumors and Surprises: The Dust has Cleared". NgEX!. Retrieved 2010-02-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Party political offices
Preceded by
Vincent Ogbulafor
National Secretary of the PDP
2003 – present
Succeeded by