2 February 1964
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Rt. Hon. Chief Goodluck Nanah Opiah (born 12 February 1964) also known as Ugwumba Ikeoha is a Nigerian Politician, ex-Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Nigeria. and member representing Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta, Oru West in the Federal House of Representative. He represented Ohaji/Egbema constituency in the Imo House of Assembly from 2003 to 2011. He is of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Goodluck Nanah Opiah is from Abacheke Egbema of the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State in Nigeria. He started his primary school at Abacheke Primary School Egbema. In 1977, he was admitted into Egbema Secondary School, where he obtained the West African School Certificatein 1982 and later proceeded to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) in Port Harcourt, wherein he received a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Business Administration in 1987. He also holds Msc in Corporate Governance from the Leeds Metropolitan University United Kingdom.
Opiah worked in the private sector between 1989 and 2003 in multi national companies such UTC Plc and Bewac Plc Port Harcourt, Rivers State where he retired as the general manager/CEO in 2003 before joining active politics.
In 2003, Opiah was elected to the Imo State House of Assembly on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to represent the Ohaji/Egbema Constituency of Imo State. He sponsored the bill prohibiting discrimination against persons infected with HIV/AIDS at work places and institutions. He also helped the establishment of Imo Oil Producing Areas Development (ISOPADEC) through the sponsoring of a bill to that effect. Today, ISOPADEC is fully operational. Between 2003 and 2007, he was Chairman and member of various House Committees and Ad-hoc Committees in the House. He was Chairman, House Committee on Commerce, Industry and Tourism; Chairman, Transport Committee; Chairman, Petroleum Committee. He was appointed by the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Ebele Goodluck Jonathan as the chairman governing Board of Agricultural and Rural Management Institute (ARMTI) Ilorin, Kwara State in 2012 before being elected in 2015 as a Member, House of Representatives of the National Assembly for Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru West Federal constituency.
Opiah was overwhelming elected to represent Ohaji/Egbema Constituency in Imo State Legislature for second term in the year 2007. His colleagues in the legislature unanimously elected him the 8th Honourable Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly without a dissenting voice on June 5, 2007.
House of Representative
He won the March 28, 2015 House of Representative election for Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta, Oru West Constituency. He is a very active member of the 8th Assembly of the Federal House of Representatives.
He is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International Club, member Enugu Sports Club and member Nigeria Institute of Management. He has been conferred with numerous chieftaincy titles because of his immense contributions to his constituency in particular, Imo State and Nigeria in general.
Honourable Opiah is an ardent crusader against environmental degradation and neglect of the oil producing areas especially in Imo State.
He is happily married with children.