2023: Labour Party Candidate, Nnamchi, alters Enugu-East/Isi-Uzo Rep equation

2023: Labour Party Candidate, Nnamchi, alters Enugu-East/Isi-Uzo Rep equation

Ever since the emergency of the Labour Party candidate for Enugu-East/Isi-Uzo federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Prof Paul Nnamchi, the calculation of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, having landside victory in the constituency’s 2023 election has been subjected to debates.

Probably for the credibility of Prof Nnamchi, but the roving breeze of Labour Party led by it’s Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has also been helping the party in nooks and cranny of Nigeria and in Enugu state in particular which has Hon Chijioke Edeoga as it’s Governorship candidate.

Apart from from Nnamchi’s intimidating resume, he also has a new message for the constituency which is a mixture of urban and rural communities. Prof. Nnamchi said that the constituency seat will provide the constituents viable prospects of harnessing it’s resources to improve on Nigeria’s modifications of the archetypal narrative of representation ending up in substandard constituency projects and flamboyant political display.

Nnamchi said that being a federal legislator involves growing the nation through effective application of legislations and it’s paraphernalia to build the entire nation with the party in power.

Nnamchi said he was confident of Peter Obi emerging as the next President of Nigeria, adding that it is his hope that together with other legislator, they will help reform the country and bring about growth other than the present economic woo.

Prof Paul Nnamchi is the current Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). He graduated from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) with a Bachelor of Engineering, who upon completion of his national Youth Service with Shell Petroleum Nigeria Limited, he was awarded a scholarship by the Netherlands Institute of Maritime Research (NIMR) to pursue a Master’s degree at Delft University of Science and Technology (TuDelft) in the Netherlands.

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Upon graduation, he was headhunted as a Research Engineer by the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Dussseldorf, Germany, where he conducted several ground-breaking studies before enrolling for PhD at the University of Sheffield in United Kingdom where he won the CORUS-TaTa award for best Ph.D project. 

Nnamchi has held many scholarly appointments at Netherlands Institute for Metals research (NIMR) and Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany. He has also had a few opportunities to highlight his work to a broader audience, and his work has been publicised on various platforms, including The Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom. 

He has also completed post-doctoral fellowships in University of Sheffield and Northumbria University Newcastle, both in United Kingdom with interdisciplinary research experience in new and emerging biomedical implants designs, microstructure physics and self-healing materials. 

Additionally, he has been a visiting professor at Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), and Enugu Coal City University. At ESUT, he established the ESUT Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Rural Development of which he is the director. Through the centre, he tries to identify Nigerian youths who would champion the green technological revolution for rural sustainable development by organizing regional competitions in various categories and to promote a capacity-building platform for the country’s vast youths in this innovative sector.

The various categories of the regional competitions (such as; Sustainable agriculture, waste-to-energy, renewable energy, and green materials) awards successful applicants with seed grants. He has also donated equipment worth thousands of pounds to ESUT through the Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom.

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Nnamchi is a fellow of the Institute of the Materials, Minerals, and Mining (FIMMM) United Kingdom, a member of institute of Chartered Engineers, (C.Eng.) of United Kingdom, and a member of the Science Council and a Chattered Scientist (C.Sc.) of United Kingdom, and a member of the European Biomedical Society, Chartered Scientists represent the best professional scientists working in the UK and abroad.

He is also a member of other International professional organisations, including Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE),  Max Plank’s Alumni Society (MPS), Research in Engineering Education Network (REED), Institute of Physics (IOP, UK, Materials Research Society, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), and a COREN registered Nigerian Engineer.

He has won several foreign research grants, including the coveted High Education Partnership for Sub-Saharan Africa Award (HEPSSA) from the Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom (2019), Water access equity by the State of Michigan, United State of America (2021) and Long-Term Joint European Union – African Union Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy- LEAP-RE grant (2022). 

Nnamchi has served as editor for numerous scholarly journals in the field of engineering over the years, including Insights in Biomedical Engineering, SM Journal of Biomedical Engineering (SMJBE), and Journal of Metallurgical and Material Engineering. A reviewer of an Elsevier Journal of alloys and compounds, IOP journal of Materials Research, and the Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH), to name a few.

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At the University of Nigeria in Nsukka he is a member of the NIJOTECH management committee. He has chaired the Biomedical Research Group and served as leader of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering TETFUND/STEPB WORLD/PTDF), member of the Awards Committee and Citations Committee for the 2022 UNN HMML.

He presently serves on the Curriculum Development Committee and the Committee for Research Grants and External Opportunities and is the South East Regional Director for the Nigerian Metallurgical Society (NMS).

What again that goes for Prof Nnamchi is that he belongs to the marginalized part of his constituency where a certain previlidged cabal has dominated the political arena particularly in Enugu East local government council. In the recently concluded local government council election in the state, the marginalized part of the council protested their continued exclusion from political positions.

Nnamchi has the advantage of the state Governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Edeoga, who hails from Isi-Uzo local government area that is expected to give overwhelming votes to the party in all positions on the 2023 elections.

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