Engr. John Obinna Chukwu
Engr. John Obinna Chukwu is a former Permanent Secretary FCTA.
He was born on June 26, 1957 in Amuzi, Ahiazu Mbaise LGA in Imo state.
He studied at University of Nigeria Nsukka where he took a first degree in Civil Engineering, graduating with a Second Class Honours, Upper Division in 1982. He proceeded to the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom and earneed a Master of Science, M.SC, in Construction Engineering and Management in 1986 and also European Economic Community (EEC) study fellow.
Engr. Chukwu is a professional technocrat to the core, which has contributed to his pedigree of excellence performance in service delivery.
After his National Youth Service Scheme in Bauchi, 1982-1983, he joined the Civil Service as Civil Engineer, with the Federal Ministry of Housing and Environment, Lagos.
Engr Chukwu served between 2005-2010 as Assistant Director (Procurement) at Budget Monitoring & Price Intelligence Unit, (BMPIU), later Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, Presidency and also as the pioneer Director, Procurement, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources where his task included setting up the Procurement Department.
Engr. J. O. Chukwu has been at the helm of the Public Procurement Department at the Federal Ministry of Works from May 2010 to 6th March, 2012 when he was appointed Permanent Secretary, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
A thorough Professional with a quest for excellence, he is a member of five (5) Professional bodies in the Engineering Profession and has attended several courses both locally and internationally in his relentless quest for personal and professional development. He loves reading books in varied subject areas, and has travelled widely. He believes Nigeria should be better than what we have made of it.
During his time in office at the FCTA, Engr Chukwu brought critical positive changes on administration of FCT leveraging on his wealth of experience.