Chief Willie Obiano (born August 8, 1955) is a Nigerian banker, technocrat, politician and the fourth Democratic Governor of Anambra State. Obiano was born at Aguleri, a town in Anambra State, Eastern Nigeria. He received a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Lagos in 1979 and a Master of Business Administration from the same university.
Chief Willie Obiano is happily married with children. One quality of Chief Willie Obiano is his philanthropic spirit. He is always willing to help people in need. He is known to have secretly operated a Foundation that has offered scholarships to many people from the Anambra North Senatorial district.
|Holy Trinity Primary School, Onitsha||Primary School certificate|
|Christ the king college, Onitsha||High school Cert||1974|
|University Of Lagos||Bsc. Business Administration And MBA||1963- 1993|
|First Bank of Nigeria||Supervisor||1981|
|Texaco Nigeria||Refinery Auditor||1982 -1991|
|Fidelity Bank||Deputy Manager – Executive Director||1991- 2013|
Aguleri, Anambra State.
8 August 1955
All Progressives Grand Alliance
Governor of Anambra State (2014-2022)
- Willie Obiano left the banking profession to join Nigerian politics and in 2013 contested for the November 16, 17 and 30 Anambra State gubernatorial elections on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. He won the election and was sworn in on March 17, 2014 to succeed Peter Obi. On November 14 2017, he was reelected over other contestants in all local government areas in the state to emerge as the winner, beating even the candidate presented by his former political Godfather; Mr Peter Obi and even the ruling party, a record feat in the history of Nigerian democracy. He is the initiator of the Willie is Willingly Working campaign (WWW) and National leader of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Awards & Honours
He is the only Governor in the country meeting up with civil servants salaries and allowances at a time when the country was in recession and many Governors were unable to pay.
On March 16, 2022, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) placed Willie Obiano the governor of Anambra state on their watchlist. There is no clear reason why the EFCC has him on their watchlist but knowledgeable sources said the move is an indication that the agency may have been discreetly investigating the governor and possibly have intelligence that he plans to travel after handing over power to his successor, Charles Soludo.