Profile And Achievements
Dr (Alhaji /Chief /Hon.) Haroun Ogbonnia Ajah, FNISM, FIPMA, SFIARSA, Nze Ndi Muslim of Igboland, Doyin Of Islam and Ohaziri Mba, Ocho -Udo And Nze Nna Nyeri Ugo 1 Of Afikpo,
Dr.(Chief) Haroun O. Ajah is an outstanding public figure and personality from Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
He was Born in 1956 at Ezi Egwu Village, Enohia Itim town in Afikpo, Ebonyi State.
EDUCATIONAL AND ACADEMIC PURSUITS
Alhaji Dr. Haroun O. Ajah attended the former St. Peter’s Primary School, now Itim Ukwu and Islamic Centre both at Enohia Itim before the Nigeria-Biafra civil war in 1967. After the civil war, he proceeded insearch of further knowledge and education to the famous Arabic Institute of Nigeria,Elekwuro, Ibadan in Oyo State between 1974 and 1977.
Where he obtained his Intermediate and Grade II Certificates. Alhaji Dr.(Chief) H.O. Ajah traveled out of Nigeria to Saudi Arabia on an
International Scholarship to the popular Medina Islamic University between 1978 and 1984.
He obtained his Diploma Government and Political Science (Dip. GPS) and LL.B
(Hons) and BA (Hons) degree(Arabic and Islamic Studies) Islamic University (UNIMED) Kingdom of Saudi – Arabia.
He returned back to the Nigeria for the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 1984/1985 in the Federal Government Girls College Owerri, Imo State.
He also holds PGD
Public Administration from Ebonyi State University (EBSU) and MSc International Relations and Diplomacy in view, He is also Post Graduate student in MPA, Public Administration, ESUT Business School, Enugu Enugu State University of Science and Technology and holder of Ph.D
(Doctorate Degree of Arts in Public Management and Social Welfare 2013) (Honoris Causa) – European -America university Commonwealth of Dominica,Africa Regional Operations,Lome, Republic of Togo.
As a scholar, Nze Ndi Muslim of Igboland Alhaji Dr.Haroun Ogbonnia Ajah is a researcher in Law, Public
Administration, Human Resources Development and Management, International
Relations, Diplomacy and Strategic Studies.
WORK AND CAREER EXPERIENCES
Alhaji Dr. Ajah after the service year had a work stop over in the Muslim Council of Imo briefly under the Chairmanship of late Alhaji Dauda Onyeagocha and Secretaryship of late Alhaji Abubakar Osuikpa before he was appointed the Principal of Islamic Vocational College, Izombe near Oguta in Imo State from 1985 to 1988.
Alhaji Dr. Chief Haroun Ogbonnia Ajah served as the Imo State Coordinator of the National Council of Muslim Youths Organizations of Nigeria (NACOMYO) and he later became the NACOMYO’s second National Vice President after a protracted struggle to reclaim
his mandate of annulled election for the position of the National President of NACOMYO.
On the creation of Abia State in 1991 Alhaji Dr.Ajah was appointed by His Excellency,Dr. Christopher
Ogbonnaya Onu’s Government, Director Abia Health Foods Limited under the Chairmanship of Dr. Gensha Amuta and was later appointed Member of the Abia
State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.
He is also a Director of Al-Masjid Travel gency Limited and serves in the Council and
Mosque’s various committees.
He is the Director of AJAOBSONS AND COMPANY, Chairman,
HANDAZ International Limited Chairman DGB Publications Limited.
Chairman/CEO, Ajatel Communications Limited.
SOCIETAL AND HUMANITARIAN SERVICES
Alhaji Dr Haroun Ogbonnia Ajah held the position of the State Secretary of the powerful NIGERIAN SUPREME COUNCIL FOR ISLAMIC AFFAIRS (NSCIA) in Abia State which he thereafter became the Vice President-General for Ebonyi State up till date.
Hon. Alhaji Dr. (Chief) Haroun O, Ajah served as the Pioneer Chairman of the Ebonyi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board and has contributed very immensely in the socio-political and economic developnent of Ebonyi State and Nigeria.
He donated his office and facilitates for the use of the Ebonyi State Creation Movement Abia State Chapter as a founding father.
Alhaji Dr.Ajah, the Nze Ndi Muslim of Igboland serves the Nigerian Muslim Community as the Vice President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Jama’atu Nasril Islarm (JNI) in Ebonyi State.
He is a member Board of Trustees Abuja National Mosque Trust Fund, he was appointed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo representing the South East Geopolitical zone under the chairmanship of His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, mni, CFR the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI).
His a member of the Mosque Management Board under the Chairmanship of Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahya Abubakar.
Chief Alhaji Dr.H.O.Ajah, Ohaziri Mba,Ocho Udo and Nze Nna Nyeri Ugo I of Afikpo was a co-opted member of NSCIA Principal Officers, the highest policy making organ of the organization.
Alhaji Dr.Ajah, the Nze Ndi Muslim of Igboland represents the Cultural Interest of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria.
Member, Central Co-ordination Council (CCC) of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum For Peace (IDFP),
BoT Chairman, Da’wah and Guidance Bureau of Nigeria (DGBN), Muslim-Christian Abraham Initiative For Peace (MCAIP)and Interfaith Patriots For Peace Initiative (IPPI) Member, Ebonyi State
At the local community level, Alhaji Dr.Ajah was the President-General of Enohia ItimTown Union for almost two (2) decades. He has rendered so many services and executed many projects as well to his community arid beyond.
Alhaji Dr. (Chief) Haroun O. Ajah is a human rights activist, philanthropist, humanity
servant, a lover and cherisher of the Ndigbo nation interests and agenda in the Nigeria Project.
Chairman/CEO, Ajatel Communications Limited
POLITICAL POSITIONS AND OFFICES HELD
Politically, Chief Dr H. O. Ajah, the Nze Ndi Muslim of Igboland was an Itim Ward Chairman, State Delegate and National /Delegate of National Republican Convention Party
(NRC) between 1990 and 1993.
He was also a pronounced and hard working founding father of the Ebonyi State creation movement and donated his office and
facilities for the use of the Movement in Abia State.
He has contested elections to the Federal House of Representatives to bring genuine development and effective representation to the Afikpo North/South Federal Constituency in the defunct Democratic Party of
Nigeria DPN, All Peoples Party (APP) and in the People’s Democratic Party.
He has equally served as the Ebonyi State Secretary of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) in 2002/2003 and was a member in the PDP campaign committee in
Ebonyi State that delivered the Ebonyi State Executive Governor
Chief Martin Nwancho Elechi in 2007 as chaired by His Excellency Ambassador Lawrence Nwuruku, a former Minister and INEC National Commissioner.
He was the National Co-ordinator, South- East Alliance for Yar’ Adua/Jonathan presidency, 2007.
He was the National Leader, Solidarity Network of Nigeria and PDP Governorship Aspirant 2015, Ebonyi State.
He was National Commissioner
representing the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) in the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) between 2008-2014.
Member Selection Committee,774,000 Federal Government Special Work Programme of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration, etc.
He is the National Chairman, ADVANCED LEVEL MOVEMENT (ALM), an APC political support group.
He is a political strategist and management consultant of high repute.
He wants Nigeria to be good, and he has the potentials, capabilities and capacity to serve the nation at any level.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Alh. Dr. Haroun Ogbonnia Ajah is a recipient of so many other
awards, Community and Humanitarian Services.
An award, Philanthropism and Religions.
Harmony Merit Award (IPAA) Adiss Ababa, Ethiopia.
Time News 2007 Leadership in
Nigeria Merit Award, for Excellent contributions to humanity services in Nigeria,
NANS Epitome of Excellent Good Leadership Award, Legends Landmark.
Award for his monunmental achievements through the ages, Community Peace Initiative Award by International Rotary Club of Port Harcourt – Nigeria 2014.
The latest being the WASU Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award 2015 – Ghana.
HOBBY AND FAMILY LIFE
The Doyin of Islam and Nze Ndi Muslim of Igboland Alhaji Dr. Haroun Ogbonnia Ajah, loves swimming, reading, writing and traveling.
He is happily married and blessed with many deserved and Successful children and grandchildren.