A new paramount ruler of the Idoma nation in Benue State, has emerged. He is Pastor Elaigwu Odogbo John, a pastor in Deeper Life Church.

Elaigwu John Odogbo 

He hails from Obagaji, Agatu local government area of the state.

The 52-year-old clergy defeated other candidates to emerge the ruler of of the Idoma people on Thursday at the Och’Idoma’s palace in Otukpo.

He emerged after the demise of His Royal Highness, Agabaidu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa, who embarked on a hunting expedition on October 10th.

Recall that the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom had assured that selection of the new Och’Idoma would be transparent.

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Below is brief profile of the new Och’Idoma

1- Comrade Pst Elaigwu, Odogbo Obagaji John is a graduate of prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (1994) with B.Sc honours in Accounting

2- Master in Business Administration (2012) from Benue State University.

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3- Post Graduate Diploma in Education (2015) from National Teacher Institute.

4- M.Sc Accounting and Finance, Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

5- Phd (in view) in Accounting from Nasarawa State University Keffi.

6- He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCITN)

7- Fellow Certified National Accountants of Nigeria, (FCNA)

8- Associate member of Nigeria Institute of Management.

9- A Group Pastor (Penticost Group)
Deeper Life Bible Church.

Comrade Pst Elaigwu has been running his professional career with Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS where he worked for 23 years and had rose to the position of Assistant Director.

Comrade Pst Elaigwu held so many positions in the organization within the period of his stay.

Comrade Elaigwu served as Chairman, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria for two tenure from 2004 to 2012.

ELAIGWU also served as National Exofficio of the same Association from 2012 to July, 2018.

Comrade Pst Elaigwu is an erudite trainer (resource person in FIRS) and a thorough professional with vast experience in taxation and Accounting through International training and development among which are:

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1- Enhancing  Critical Skills in the Fighting  Against Corruption, Accra, Ghana, 2005;

2- Enhancing Secretarial Functions for optimum Performance, Benin Republic, 2006; 

3- Modernization of  Tax Administration- South Africa, 2008;

4- International  Seminar on Taxation- Japan, 2011;

5- Developing Strategic  Skills for Organizational  Improvement, London, 2012;

6- Strategic Leadership Planning and Conflict Management South  Africa, 2013;

7- Corporate  Governance and Strategic Management Workshop, Dubai- 2015.

8- Globalization and Worker Relationship, New York, USA, 2018.

Comrade Pst Elaigwu left Federal Inland Revenue Service in 2016 to set up his consultancy firm and other related Companies such as:

1- Esan Gods Integrity Consults. (EGIC.) Tax Consultancy and Management firm.

2- Elmaro Elaigwu & Co. (EE&C.) Audit Management consultancy firm.

3- EMEU God’s Professional Academy Limited. (EGPAL.) Professional Training Consultancy Firm.

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