Abia State First Lady
Nkechi Ikpeazu was born in the early 1960s in Ile-Ife. She hails from Ohanze Isiaha in Obingwa LGA of Abia State. She attended Community Primary School Ohanze; Girls High School, Aba; Teacher Training College Ihie; Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri; Enugu University of Science and Technology Enugu; University of Nigeria Nsukka; and the National Open University of Nigeria. She possesses an NCE in Business Studies, a bachelor’s degree in Cooperatives and Rural Development, a post-graduate Diploma in Management and a master’s degree in Management. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Abia State University, Uturu.
Nkechi has worked as a teacher, an accounts executive with Camway Ventures Lagos, a ten-year stint as a banker with Lobi Bank between 1986 and 1996, and as a Registrar of Cooperatives with Abia State Government.
Nkechi is a sports promoter and the major backer of the women football premier league club side, Abia Angels FC
Nkechi married to the current Governor of Abia State Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, who hails from Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA. Together they have two boys and two girls. Ikpeazu is a Deaconess of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and professes a close relationship with God.