Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah-Ogiemwonyi is a Nigerian politician, accountant and the Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial zone. She was a minister for Aviation under President Goodluck Jonathan‘s administration. Stella Oduah was born on 5 January 1962 to the family of Igwe D.O. Oduah of Akili-Ozizor, Ogbaru L.G.A. in Anambra State.
Stella Oduah Profile
Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah-Ogiemwonyi
Date of Birth
5 January 1962
59 Years (2021)
State of Origin
Igwe D.O. Oduah
Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi
Stella Oduah attended St. John’s Primary School, Odoakpu, Onitsha, where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC). She proceeded to Zixton Secondary School, Ozubulu where she obtained her SSCE certificate.
Stella Oduah obtained a degree in accounting from St. Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, Virginia, USA in 1982.
Stella Oduah returned Nigeria to work with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) as a Corp member and later as a permanent staff.
In 1992, Stella Oduah voluntarily retired to start Sea Petroleum and Gas (SPG) Limited, an Oil and Gas conglomerate.
Her company SPG limited was the first indigenous company to sign a Bulk Purchase Agreement with NNPC-PPMC for the coastal movement of petroleum products to multinational oil platforms.
In 1996, her company acquired two marine tankers for the coastal transportation of bulk petroleum products.
In 2011, President Jonathan appointedStella Oduah as the Minister for Aviation.
Stella Oduah resigned as the Minister for Aviation in February 2014. She picked nomination form to represent Anambra North Senatorial zone under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
She won the 2015 general election and was elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In 2019, Stella Oduah ran for a second term in office under PDP. She was re-elected into office in the 2019 general elections.
In 2013, Stella Oduah was accused of allegedly inflating the price of bullet proof BMW cars. There were calls for her to resign as aviation minister after it was reported that she spent N255 million on bullet proof BMW cars.
In 2017, the Federal High Court Lagos ordered the freezing of accounts of four of her companies over debt.
According to Punch Newspaper, the four companies were Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Limited, Sea Shipping Agency Limited, Rotary Engineering Services Limited, and Tour Afrique Company.
Stella Oduah Twitter handle is @stellaoduah
This is the official Twitter Account of Distinguished Senator Stella Oduah representing Anambra North Senatorial District.