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Mazi Uchennaya Chuku

Each person is a collection of life stories, and no written piece, no matter how well-crafted, can fully capture the essence of an individual or the impact they had on those they encountered. In moments like this, we choose to highlight and celebrate the cherished moments that define and honor the person's life.



Mazi Uchennaya O. Chuku came into the world on November 18, 1949, in the vibrant town of Lafia, which has since evolved into the capital of Nasarawa state. His roots trace back to the picturesque village of Amautu-Ofiavu in Ozuitem, Bende LGA of Abia state. Born to the esteemed Late Mr. Mark Onwugharaonye Chuku and the late Mrs. Janet Ukoji Chuku, his early years were shaped by the rich cultural tapestry and familial warmth of his ancestral home.


As the son of a respected school teacher, he entered Alaoma Primary School in Isiegbu Ozuitem, receiving his first school leaving certificate in 1964. He excelled at Methodist College, Uzuakoli, graduating in 1971. In 1977, he joined the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, earning a B.Sc in Management with second-class honors in 1981. After his 1982 NYSC service in Port Harcourt, he became a qualified member of the Institute of Management Consultants, Nigeria (IMC) in 1985.



After obtaining his WASC in 1971, he taught in Lafia (then Plateau State) from 1972 to 1973. He later worked at Voteniski Nig. Limited (1973-1975) and as a Clerical Officer at Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri (1975-1977). After trying clearing and forwarding during NYSC, he founded his consultancy, BIMservices, running it successfully until his illness.


Mazi Uchennaya O. Chuku tied the knot with former Miss Ngozi Igbokwe of Elunta-umueze, Isiegbu Ozuitem. Their union has blossomed with five children and seven grandchildren. Known for his deep passion for family, he cherished and loved not only his immediate family but also his extended relatives.



Mazi Uchennaya was a celebrated socialite in Ozuitem, known for his easy rapport with people. Over three decades, he demonstrated exceptional managerial and leadership skills in roles such as President of Bende Students' Union and Secretary General of Ozuitem Development Union. His vibrant personality left a lasting impact in numerous positions, reflecting his strong connections within the community.


A committed member of Wesley Cathedral, Mazi Uchennaya actively served in the Men's Fellowship and the Abraham group at the Methodist Church Nigeria. He held treasurer roles in the Uzuakoli diocese, starting as Treasurer II and later becoming Treasurer I under Bishop C.N Ede. Fondly called Oleji, he dedicated much of his life to serving others in the church, community, and beyond. His impactful legacy is a testament to a life well-lived.

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