Emeka Anyaoku

Nigerian chief and diplomat

Chief Emeka Anyaoku, GCVO, CFR, CON (born 18 January 1933)[1] is a Nigerian politician. He was the third Commonwealth Secretary-General. He is also a vice-president of the Royal Commonwealth Society.[2]

Chief Emeka Anyaoku

3rd Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations
In office
1 July 1990 – 31 March 2000
HeadElizabeth II
ChairpersonThabo Mbeki (South Africa)
Preceded bySir Shridath Ramphal
Succeeded byDon McKinnon
Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs
In office
1983 – 1 July 1990
HeadElizabeth II
Secretary-GeneralSir Shridath Ramphal
Preceded byM.A. Husain
Succeeded byVacancy
In office
Preceded byVacancy
Succeeded byAnthony Siaguru
Personal details
Born (1933-01-18) 18 January 1933 (age 91)
Spouse(s)Princess Bunmi Anyaoku
(m. 1962)

Career change

Emeka Anyaoku joined the Commonwealth Development Corporation in 1959 and In early 1962, Anyaoku came in contact with Sir Abubakar Tafawa Belewa (Prime Minister of Nigeria)

References change

  1. "Anyaoku, Eleazar Chukwuemeka", in Africa Who's Who, London: Africa Journal for Africa Books Ltd, 1981, p. 137.
  2. "Governance | Royal Commonwealth Society". thercs.org. Archived from the original on 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2016-10-19.