Sullivan Iheanacho Chime is a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He is the ex-governor of Enugu state.
Sullivan Chime married his second wife Clare in 2008 having divorced his first wife. He has five children: Ada Chime, Nnamdi Chime, Tochukwu Chime, Ezinne Chime, Ugomsi Chime.
|College of Immaculate Conception (CIC)||Secondary Education||1971 – 1976|
|University of Nigeria, Enugu||Law||1980|
|Nigerian Law School, Lagos||Bar||1981|
|Nigeria Bar Association, Enugu||Secretary||1992 – 1994|
|Governor of Enugu State||Special Adviser (Legal Matters|
|Enugu State||Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice||2001|
Udi, Udi LGA, Enugu State, Nigeria
10 April 1959 (age 62)
People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Governor of Enugu State
In 2007, Sullivan Chime successfully contested for the post of governor of Enugu State under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform and won. He was sworn into office on 29 May 2007 and was reelected for a second term on 26 April 2011. Governor Chime favoured a 4-point agenda for development: Physical Infrastructure, Economic Expansion and Employment, Rural Development and Service Delivery.
Awards & Honours
The 2013 Special Presidential Merit Award of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE).
- Reconstruction of roads in Enugu urban areas, and key roads in the rural areas.
- In the second quarter of 2013, he donated 100 units each of Kia Rio and Hilux vans equipped with communication gadgets to the Enugu State Police Command for urban and rural policing respectively
- Introduced free maternal and child healthcare in State-owned hospitals.
News broke out that Governor Chime was having a secret romance with his wife (Clara) blood younger sister, Ebere Igwe. It was said that he impregnated her and had affairs with other women he worked with.
However, on October 20th 2011, Chime, broke his silence on allegations that he impregnated his wife’s younger sister, and slept with a female permanent secretary in the state, saying there was no iota of truth in the reports of the alleged sex scandal.