Here is the biography of Sarah Ochekpe, with all you need to know about the famous Nigerian politician.
Mrs Ochekpe is one of the most talked about Nigerian politicians who have made headlines due to their achievements and controversies.
Sarah Ochekpe Biography
Sarah Reng Ochekpe, born October 4, 1961, better known as Sarah Ochekpe, is a Nigerian Politician and former Minister of Water Resources.
She hails from Plateau State where she was born and raised before she became popular.
Sarah Ochekpe has held different political positions including Minister for Water Resources from 2011 – 2015.
Early Life and Education
Sarah Ochekpe was born to the family of Ali Reng Madugben in Foron, a district of Barikin Ladi Local government area of Plateau State.
She had her primary and secondary education in Plateau State where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate and O’Level certificate.
Mrs Ochekpe got admitted into the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, where she graduated with a degree in Political Science.
She proceeded to the University of Jos where she obtained a Master’s Degree from the University of Jos.
Sarah Ochekpe also has post graduate qualifications from Aberdeen College of Commerce and Nigerian Institute of Journalism.
Sarah Ochekpe occupied several directorial roles in the National Orientation Agency (Nigeria), before she was appointed a minister.
The political scientist created impact during her time in government, increasing the level of accessible water for Nigerians to 70%, and created and rehabilitated artificial waterways that reduced flooding and alleviated unemployment.
She was the Minister for Water Resources, a position she held from 2011 to 2015. Executive Chairman Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (PSUBEB) In office from 2007 to 2011.
She was also the Executive Director Administration and Finance National Orientation Agency (Nigeria) from 2001 to 2004.
In 2017, Sarah Ochekpe was accused of money laundering and conspiracy worth ₦450 million alongside other two persons.
Sarah Ochekpe Net Worth
Sarah Ochekpe is a popular Nigerian politician and former Minister for Water Resources. She has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Sarah Ochekpe is married to Professor Nelson Ochekpe from Otukpo Local Government in Benue State.
The husband is a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and deputy vice chancellor at the University of Jos.