Chris Ngige’s Biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Education And Political Career

Chris Ngige was born on 8 August 1952 in Alor, Anambra State. He is the current Minister of Labour and Employment, appointed to serve in two terms under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Here’s all you need to know about his Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Education, Political positions held, etc.

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Who is Chris Ngige?

Chris was a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and in 1999 served as its Assistant National Secretary and Zonal Secretary of PDP in the South East region of the country.


Full name: Chris Nwabueze Ngige

Date of birth: 8 August 1952

Age: 69

State of origin: Anambra State

Nationality: Nigerian

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Net worth: $1.8 Million

Wife: Dr. Mrs. Evelyn N. Ngige

Children: 3

Occupation: Politician

Chris Ngige

Positions held: Governor of Anambra State (2003–2006), Federal Minister of Labour and Employment of Nigeria since 2015

Education:  University of Nigeria, Nsukka

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Ngige’s tenure as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria came to an end following his defeat in the 2015 election by Hon. Mrs. Uche Ekwunife has been sworn in as the senator representing the Anambra Central Senatorial District in the current 8th National Assembly of Nigeria.

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On 11 November 2015, Ngige was named minister of Labour and Employment by President Muhammadu Buhari. In 2019, Chris Ngige was Nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari as a returning minister for screening by the house of assembly. On 21 August 2019, he was sworn in by the president as the Minister of Labour and Employment.

On 19 April 2022, Ngige declared interest to run for the post of the President of the Republic of Nigeria under the All Progressive Congress (APC) banner. The experienced politician, who has served as Governor of Anambra State, Senator and Minister described himself as “jack of all trade and masters of all”.

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