FROM MAKING MONEY TO MAKING LAWS
His name is Unyime Idem, Member Elect, Ukanafun/Orukanam Federal Constituency, House of Representatives.
Idem, was before his election the CEO of Idems Ultimate Limited, Chairman of Stanford Microfinance Bank. He holds a Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Uyo.
He has been aTelecom Service Provider, licensed Management Consultant, Entrepreneurial Guru, Banker, Chartered Manager, Indigenous Investor, Social Worker, Philanthropist, Motivational Speaker and Role Model. He has more than two decades of working and business experience.
Idem has been chairman of Telecoms Partners Association of Nigeria (TEPAN) for 8 years and still counting. Even when his tenure has elapsed, his other 104 colleagues have refused to let him go because of his impactful leadership.
As the nation’s number one and most awarded partner, he is a major contributor to the over USD 5 billion telecoms sector in Nigeria which contributes 8.6% to the GDP.
He has won the Best Partner Award for Airtel, MTN and other telecoms giants for 5 consecutive years, a feat no partner has ever attained.
He has attended various Technical, Telecommunications and Business-based Workshops and Seminars including
Telecoms Customer Service Training at Accra Ghana 2007
Resource Management Course at Johannesburg South Africa 2010
Telecoms Customer Service Training at New Delhi India 2011
Marketing Management Course at Beijing China 2006
Executive Management Course Westminster London UK 2013
Financial Management Course Boroughs London UK 2015
Public Administration Course at New York USA 2015
Financial Management and Strategic Management Course at Lagos Business School 2015
Marketing Management Course New York USA 2015
World Telecoms Conference Abuja (FCT) 2016, etc.
Mr. Idem belongs to several professional bodies.
He is Fellow Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria,
Fellow Chartered Institute of Operations Research of Nigeria,
Fellow Nigeria Communications Commission License Institute,
Fellow Chartered Institute of Management and Public Diplomacy of Nigeria,
Fellow Chartered Institute of Leadership, Nigeria,
Fellow Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria,
Fellow Institute of Management Consultants,
Fellow Chartered Institute of Corporate Leadership and Mentorship,
Fellow Institute of Corporate Executives of Nigeria etc.
Mr. Idem is also a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) of the Rotary International.
He is a Pastor by calling with the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel); was ordained a Deacon in 2003. He is a teacher of God’s word at Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI) and has been Chairman of the Church Committee for decades.
In recognition/appreciation of his numerous patriotic initiatives, he has received more than 120 awards.
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