Natasha Hadiza Akpoti, born December 9, 1979, better known as Natasha Akpoti, is a Nigerian politician, barrister and social entrepreneur. She ran for the position of Kogi Central Senatorial District (SDP) seat under the Social Democratic Party in 2019 and also contested in the Kogi State Governorship election held on November 16, 2019.
Natasha Akpoti is the founder of the Builders Hub Impact Investment Program (BHIIP).
|Full Name:||Natasha Hadiza Akpoti|
|Date of Birth:||December 9, 1979|
|Place of Birth:||Okehi, Kogi State|
|State of Origin:||Kogi State|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
Early Life and Education
Natasha Akpoti is the second child in a family of four children, and the only daughter of a Nigerian father and a Ukrainian mother.
Natasha Akpoti’s mother, Ludmila Kravchenk, is a Ukrainian from Rakitna in the region of Chernivtsi, while her father, Dr. Jimoh Abdul Akpoti, is from Obeiba-Ihima, Kogi State, in Nigeria. She is from Ebiraland.
The staunch politician spent her early years in Ibima, Okene local government area.
She studied at the University of Abuja where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2004 and in 2005 she was called to the Nigerian Bar.
Natasha Akpoti proceeded to the University of Dundee where she graduated with a Master of Laws degree in 2012.
She also holds a Master of Business Administration in Oil & Gas Management from the University of Dundee.
Natasha Akpoti began working with Brass NLG as a legal counsel from 2007 to 2010 after graduating from the Nigerian Law School. In 2015, she established Builders Hub Impact Investment Program (BHIIP).
She came to the spotlight after presenting an investigative report to the National Assembly on March 1, 2018 on corrupt activities regarding the Ajaokuta steel mill.
The report she submitted detailed the repetitive waste of government funds and embezzlement since the initial construction of the steel mill which has remained moribund despite multiple attempts to get it running.
However, the report was opposed by the Federal ministry of mines and steel development and Akpoti was accused of deliberately misinforming the House of Representatives.
An association of small-scale steel dealers also alleged that Akpoti was running a sponsored campaign to discredit the government and enrich some corporate interests.
A High Court sitting in Abuja ordered that the publishers of Authority newspaper, Ifeanyi Uba and Williams Orji, should pay the sum of ten million naira damages to Natasha Akpoti for their libellous publication against her.
In 2018, Natasha Akpoti declared her intention to run for the position of Senator representing Kogi Central in the Nigerian Senate under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Natasha Akpoti Net Worth
Natasha Akpoti is a Nigerian politician and barrister. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Natasha Akpoti is married to her dear husband and they have three children together.
The popular barrister has not flaunted her family online due to her personality and future ambitions, she prefers to live a life away from the media.