GLIMPSES INTO THE SCINTILLATING PERSONALITY OF AN EDO-ESAN PRINCE AND A GUBERNATORIAL ASPIRANT UNDER LABOUR PARTY
Stephen Spender, an English poet of the 20th century, says: “I think continually of those who are truly great, the names of those who in their lives fight for life, who wear at their hearts the centre of life’s fire.”
Prince Andrew Lucky Eseigbe IGBERAESE, ChMC, MIEEE, FIMC, CMC, belongs to this category of Spender’s reflection on greatness.
Although it is pretty hard to miniaturised his fascinating personality and seasonal socio- economic and intellectual feats in a short profile, Prince Engineer Igberaese easily strikes one vividly as a consummate intellectual with first-class brains, a successful entrepreneur, vibrant social mixer who has travelled widely and a committed social (re)builder, among several other leadership and humane qualities that he exudes.
Born on 9th February, 1977 to the family of Pa Thomas Igberaese and Princess Regina Igberaese (Mama Isibor Okojie) of blessed memories at Idumu Okojie, both in Ewoiyi-Uromi, Edo State, the infant of humble birth sailed through purple childhood, acquired quality education at all levels and then harvested gold and diamond and now touching lives with his Midas’ touch.
He was a precocious child at Efandion Primary school, Efandion, Uromi and a promising lad at Esan Grammar School, Ubierumu, Uromi, Edo, leaving school in flying colours, as we do say, a home-grown teenager well-prepared for greater exploits in the larger-than-Esanland outer world.
Young Andrew Igberaese left Nigeria for AFPA Institute in France for his university education, graduating with a First-Class ‘Bac Pro’ in Industrial Engineering (Automation, Instrumentations, Control System, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering… University Bourgogne Frauche Comte Comue (UBFC) M. Sc in Robotics and Control (in view). He also acquired further education and training in
-NDLEA Academy NAC10/98 Cadet officers Training,
-AIFCC Training Luxembourg Advance Diploma in M1 Security Incident,
-AB Sud France, Advance Diploma in APS,
-Alison Diploma in Operations Management;
4G Broadband LTE and the SMART GRID- Concepts to Reality at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, New York.
With his rounded education in Nigeria and Europe, he commenced his work life to contribute to nation building and expand his horizons.
Igberaese worked with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) from 1998 to 2004 as a Senior Operative and Investigation (Commander Task Force) before he voluntarily resigned. He also worked with BON Engineering Limited as a Group Managing Director in Port Harcourt from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, Igberaese established ADDLUCK INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, his first Business outfit, of which he is Chairman /CEO and Consultant in
Ship Broker-Maritime- Engineering Services, Oil and Gas Services, Sports Management /FIFA Licence Players Agent/Manager.
Prince Igberaese is a Principal Partner of NEW WORLD WIND on New Electricity Generation Technology WIND TREE and AEROLEAF soon to hit the Nigeria market in particular and Africa in general; Director of Business Development, GEMBU MINING NIGERIA LTD, Chairman/CEO LUCKTANG INDUSTRY LTD.
He is the President of the Stars of the Grand Est Football Academy of France; Fellow of National and International Professionals Bodies notably,
ChMC Institute of Management and Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineering (MIEEE), Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC).
*Foray into Politics*
Prince Eseigbe IGBERAESE is a solid member and financier of the Labour Party, teaming up with other members and support groups to effect a paradigm shift in governance at all levels in Nigeria. He is a Founding Member of the National Consultative Front, NCFront, which is behind OBIDIENT
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
HUMANITARIAN AMBASSADOR AWARD by Peace Ambassadors Foundation.
Prince Andrew Lucky Eseigbe IGBERAESE is happily married to Mrs Mag Igberaese from Uromi and the couple are blessed with children.
Lucky, as some fondly call him, is a humanitarian per excellence whose benevolence has touched many lives and uplifted many people in Edo State and Nigeria. Such an exemplary life who achieved greatness and is dressing people up in the attire of greatness is the stuff true greatness and leadership is made of, especially leadership at top state and national levels.
However, in all, let us constantly remember that ‘who the cap fits, let them wear it,’ resting assured that true promotion and victory is of the Lord. May God and fortunate times back up Prince Lucky Andrew Igberaese under Labour Party that will soon turn bursting hive of aspirants of different colours.