About Lynda Ikpeazu

Hon. Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu

For positively impacting her state, region and country on three crucial fronts: law, politics and philanthropy - clearly demonstrating that interventions in these arenas can indeed be used to transform the human condition; for her compelling tenacity in holding firm to her broad vision of life despite the challenges, Rt. Hon. Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu, is The AUTHORITY Icon.

She is a child of providence who navigates life with uncommon focus, determined perseverance, notable leadership credentials and a rather fetching verve. Meet Rt. Hon. Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu, national parliamentarian and philanthropist par excellence.

Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu, was born to the family of Late Honourable Justice Chuba Ikpeazu (QC) OON. She had her early education in Onitsha Anambra State and graduated at Federal Government College, Enugu. She holds a bachelors degree in Communication and a Masters degree in Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Law, from the University of Buckingham where she came out with First Class Honours winning several awards in the process.

Lynda is a consummate politician who has served in various capacity especially, Member of the House of Representatives for Onitsha North and South Federal Constituency. In 1999 to 2003, she contested and won election to represent Onitsha North and South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on the Platform of the All Peoples Party (APP) which later transformed into All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP).

In her first stint in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003, she was no less an Amazon and a vibrant voice both on the floor of the Green Chambers and outside the House, contributing positively to the development of the nation's nascent democracy. She was an advocate of private sector-driven economy, hence she was visible in the debate for the privatization of some public agencies of the federal government which was hitherto moribund.

Being passionate about the vulnerable and less privileged in the society, she sponsored a Bill for the establishment of a National Social Security Welfare Board which essentially seeks to administer benefits to disadvantaged Nigerians and formulate policies for determining persons entitled to such benefits

This Bill when passed into law will coordinate the various social Investment programmes of the government. She is a 3rd term member of the House of Representatives, Representing Onitsha North and South Federal Constituency. She serves under the following Committees: Appropriations, Army, Defence, Public Petitions, NDDC to mention a few and has made positive contributions in that capacity. She is a member of ECOWAS Parliament and also the Chairman, Sub-Committee on NDDC Budget.

Presently, she has sponsored many Bills which have all passed second reading and at various Committee Stages. Some of the Bills are:
1. The Constitution Amendment (Married women's Right) Bill 2015
2. Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) Amendment Bill 2015

3. A Bill For An Act To Establish the National Social Security and Welfare Board and Vest it with the Responsibility for the Control and Administration of Benefits and Assistance to Enhance the Welfare of Citizens, Especially Disadvantaged Persons, Particularly Children, Women, the Handicapped, the Sick, the Aged and the Unemployed.
4. National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (Amendment) Bill 2015
5. A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Workmen Compensation Act, CAP W6 LFN 2004.

In June 2016, she empowered over 150 members of her constituency with various items ranging from motorcycles for commercial transportation known as okada business, Keke Napep, sewing machines, grinding machines and generator sets. She also empowered her constituents by giving out loans to start up small scale business.

This Bill when passed into law will coordinate the various social Investment programmes of the government. She is a 3rd term member of the House of Representatives, Representing Onitsha North and South Federal Constituency. She serves under the following Committees: Appropriations, Army, Defence, Public Petitions, NDDC to mention a few and has made positive contributions in that capacity. She is a member of ECOWAS Parliament and also the Chairman, Sub-Committee on NDDC Budget.

She has attracted various projects for her Constituency namely; The Onitsha Seaport which she included in the 1999/2000 Appropriation Act, provision of Transformers, sinking of boreholes amongst other social infrastructure.

After her call to the Nigerian Bar, she practiced law in Ikpeazu Chambers and was actively involved in NBA politics. She is a ranking Member of House of Representatives having served in that capacity from 1999 to date with an interregnum of four years.