Exquisite Excellence: Aniocha/Oshimili Constituents Salute Hon. Mrakpor.



The people of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State have celebrated their Reps member Hon. Evang. (Mrs.) Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor, for what they described as Exquisite excellence in her representation over the past 4yrs.

The lawmaker who hails from Ubulu-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State is a daughter of a former Vice Chairman of Aniocha South Local Government, Hon. Augustine Okeleke Ugbah. Born July 7, a few months before the outbreak of the Civil War, she has herself through the help of God led and won many fierce battles in her political journey.

She obtained her WASCE from Itohan Girls Grammar School, Benin City, before proceeding to acquire a Bachelor of Arts (B.A)in ENGLISH from the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), from the Nigerian Institute of journalism.

Hon. Mrakpor has an array of Professional Certificates including that which she obtained from Thames Valley University and Manchester Business School, both in the UK.
Also, she wields a Certificate in Leadership from University of California, Berkeley, USA and another in Parliamentary Studies from the prestigious Oxford University, England.

Her first employment came between 1985 and 1988 when she worked as a Public Relations Officer at Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (M.A.N) before she worked as a Welfare Officer at Nigerian Prisons, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State.

Later, she worked briefly from 1993 to 1994 as an Insurance Marketing Officer, in Bidac Insurance Brokers, Lagos State, Nigeria before securing a job as a Pilot Licensing Officer, Nigerian Civil Aviation, Lagos State.

Subsequently, she worked as a Special Assistant to Obi Edward Ofulue II (JP) of Ubulu-Uku, from 1997 to 1999 before joining the government of Chief James Onanefe Ibori from 1999 to 2002 as a Personal Assistant to the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin S. Elue. Then, she served as a Director, Delta State Building Society.

Between 2004 and 2006, she was a Commissioner, Delta State Local Government Commission, Aniocha South Local Government before contesting and winning a famous victory to become a Member representing Aniocha South Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly, from 2007 to 2015.


In 2015, she was elected on the platform of the PDP as a Member representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta at the National Assembly.
After 4yrs of her representation, the former State Assembly member has no doubt replicated her previous records.

Here is a look at her towering accomplishments in the past 4yrs.

Sponsor: Nigerians In Diaspora Law, 2017.

Some Bills:

1. The Nigerians in Diaspora Bill signed into law by president Muhammadu Buhari in 2017.

2. Security Service Welfare Infrastructure Bill.

3. The National Council For Elderly Persons Bill.

4. The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Amendment Bill.

5. Nigerian Children Trust Fund Bill.

6. Nigeria Coast Guard Commission Bill, etc.

7. Bill For Upgrade Of Federal College Of Education Technical Asaba to a Full fledged University.

Here is a list of the projects accomplished under her watch.

Aniocha North L.G.A.

1. Construction of Comprehensive Health Centre Issele-Uku, fully equipped.

2. Construction of Comprehensive Health Centre Idumuje-Ugboko.

3. Portable Water Project, completed in Ezi.

4. Supply of Modern heath care equipments and wheelchairs to Primary Health Centre Issele-Mkpitime.

Aniocha South L.G.A.

1. Portable Water Project located at Kwale Junction Ogwashi-Uku.

2. Construction of a Comprehensive Health Centre in Ogwashi-Uku.

3. Construction of Seven classroom blocks at Ngwu Mixed Secondary School Ogwashi-Uku.

4. Reconstruction of Ubulu Model Primary School Ubulu-Uku.

5. Construction of garri processing Factory Ejeme.

6. Construction of Garri Processing Factory Ubulu-Uku.

7. Construction of Comprehensive Health Centre Nsukwa.

8. Construction of Bio-Resource Research And Development Centre Ubulu-Uku.

9. Construction Idumu-Osigbudu Road with drainage, Ubulu-Uku, Delta State Government.

Oshimili North L.G.A.

1. Construction of Palm Oil Processing Plant at Akwukwu Igbo, fully equipped.

2. Setting up of Skills Acquisition Centre, Ilah.

3. Construction of seven classroom blocks at Umejei Primary school Ibusa.

4. Portable water project in Ebu

5. Portable water project in Akwukwu Igbo.

Oshimili South L.G.A

1. Building of Computer Centre equipped with 30 pcs of Computer at Osadennis Mixed Secondary School Asaba.

2. Construction of Comprehensive Health Centre with equipment at Oko-Anala.

3. Construction of Cottage Hospital with Mortuary and Staff quarters at Bonsac, New Asaba.

4. Installation of 500kva transformers at Asaba.

5. Construction of Mini grid at Ogwa Ukwu Asaba.

6. Installation of Solar powered street lights at the Asagba’s Palace, Asaba.

She assisted hundreds of her constituents to gain employment either directly or as referrals. This has assisted a handful of persons in getting federal jobs.

Recently, she facilitated the award of the following projects some of which are nearing completion.

1. Construction of Afia-Eke road Ubulu-Uku, through NDDC.
2. Construction of Udo Road Ubulu-Uku, through NDDC.
3. Construction of DBS/Isho road Ubulu-Uku, by Delta State Govt.
4. Construction of Obi Palace Road, Ubulu-Uku.

Awards and Recognition

1. Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
2. Anioma Voice Honours Award
3. Heroes Best Legislator Award.
4. Delta State Nigerian Union of Journalists Award.
5. Nigerian Female Journalists Award.
6. National Council of Women Society Award.
7. Christ Ambassador Award.
8. Ubulu-Uku Community Award of Excellency.
She is one of only five women listed in the publication, "Ubulu-Uku Who Is Who" a title that documented the great achievers from Ubulu-Uku Kingdom in the past century.

Hon. Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor is a mother, mentor, pacesetter, and a source of great inspiration to many. Comments from her constituents prove that surely she has surpassed expectations.
Although, she was controversially not declared winner in the October 4 PDP primaries, she remained under the umbrella and ensured victory for the PDP.

There is therefore no gainsaying the glaring fact that a greater responsibility awaits the Anioma lioness.

Here are few of the comments made by her constituents:

Ur contribution and impact in the national Assembly will never be forgotten Ada Anioma we are really proud of u any time any day remain bless ma,
Norbet Amede

Good name, Good works, Pedigree And good upbringing Speak volumes, U are a good woman, May the good Lord continue to strengthen U greatly, Well done Ada Anioma, It's Settled.
Prince Nosakhare.

You are concerned about the well fare of your people. May your work continue to speak for you, enjoy unlimited grace.
Alicia Medua.

As she marks the completion of her first tenure at the National Assembly, we jointly wish her more grace to handle greater responsibilities; more wisdom, more health and more life of meaningful impact.

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