Member of the Climate Change Committee, House of Representatives, Nigeria

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Honourable Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo was born on October 1st in Umuahia, Abia State into a family from Obuohia, Obi-Ibere, Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian politician and the member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North and South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.

Honourable Onuigbo attended Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, Imo State where he obtained a National Certificate of Education in 1983. He further earned a Diploma in Law from the University of Lagos and a Master’s in Business Administration from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu.

Honourable Onuigbo attended Executive Education Programme on Leadership at the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA; course at US Department of State Foreign Service Institute, National Foreign Affairs Training Center, Washington, DC; Public Affairs Council, Washington, DC; Training on Security by ASIS International at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He trained in Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, London; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management – Chartered; Member, ASIS International, Virginia, USA and Patron, Nigerian Institute of Management, Umuahia Chapter.

Sam Onuigbo worked at the U.S Embassy Nigeria for eighteen meritorious years during which time he rose to the position of Supervisory Fraud Prevention Specialist. During his time at the U.S Embassy, Hon. Onuigbo won several meritorious honours awards from the U.S Department of State.

At the National level, he was Special Adviser, Public Affairs, Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives, National Assembly, Abuja. At the State level, he was the Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Lands and Survey; a former Commissioner for Finance, Abia State.; a former Board Member, International Glass Industries Limited, Aba. In each case, you can easily note his track records of achievements which is an eloquent testimony to the fact that Chief Onuigbo is a disciplined and tested professional who is focused, result oriented and of sound mind. 

Since 2015 he has been the member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North and South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives under the People's Democratic Party. He is the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change. His legislative interests include education, creation of employment for the youths, prudent management of human and environmental resources.

Honourable Onuigbo is a devout Christian and committed community leader. He is married with children.


Honorable Onuigbo in the press

Samuel Onuigbo: I’m Not a Man of Cars or Buildings, I Focus on Developing People

MHR Sam Onuigbo: COVID-19 a blessing in disguise to Nigeria's health sector

2023: What Ndigbo Must Do – Rep Onuigbo

Two Years of Laudable Achievements of Rep. Sam Onuigbo

Rep Member, Onuigbo, Calls For Improvement In Women’s Participation In Renewable Energy Sector

Onuigbo wants concerted efforts to preserve Nigeria’s natural capital

Nigeria needs law to deal with climate change ,say Onuigbo

Reps move to combat climate change

Rep Onuigbo Empowers Constituents In Agro-Business

Ogbonnaya extols Onuigbo’s representation style, commends entrepreneurship training of Ikwuano/Umuahia constituents

COP26: Rep Onuigbo raises hopes for climate change law in Nigeria | TheCable


Latest GEF6 project news from Nigeria

Abuja, 17/11/20: Communiqué of the Workshop on Mainstreaming Natural Capital Accounting | GLOBE (

Abuja, 18/11/20: Nigeria Commits to Securing Adhesion into the GDSA | GLOBE (

Abuja, 11-12/11/20: Private Sector and Stakeholders Call for Legislation in Support of Nigeria’s REDD+ Programme | GLOBE (

Abuja, 13 November: GLOBE Nigeria President addresses natural capital stewardship before Oil & Gas consultants | GLOBE (


Honourable Onuigbo was bestowed with the award of Okeosisi of Ikwuano by Ikwuano Development Union in 2001.

He is a recipient of the Professional and Vocational Service Awards from Rotary Club International.

He holds the award of Honour from the Forum of Commissioners of Finance of Nigeria.

He also has several long service awards from the U.S. Department of State and Letters of Commendation from two former US Ambassadors to Nigeria.

He holds two traditional titles; (i) Odozi Obodo I of Ugwu-Ibere Ancient Kingdom; and (ii) Ebubedike I of Otu Uzo Autonomous Community.

Hon. Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo