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Odengene At 61: Joy, encomiums flow as Aviation Mogul, Evarest Nnaji celebrates birthday
Capt. Evarest Nnaji Odengene

Odengene At 61: Joy, encomiums flow as Aviation Mogul, Evarest Nnaji celebrates birthday


Chetanne Chinelo, Enugu

Joy, goodwill messages, encomiums, appreciations and felicitations have poured in following the birthday celebration of Capt. Evarest Nnaji Odengene, an Enugu born business mogul and politician.


Odengene, who turned 61 today was born on 16th August, 1962 into the family of Chief Silas Edeh Nnaji and Chief Mrs Janet Wowo-Ogo Nnaji, of the Odengene larger family clan, Isienu Amagunze, Nkanu-East Local Government Area, Enugu State.

An Air Pilot of repute, he obtained Nigeria Air Law (NCAA), Licensed to fly in the United States of America and Nigeria. He is specially trained as a Vertical Reference and Long Line Helicopter Pilot.

In the build up to the 2023 general elections, he enjoyed massive goodwill and followership when he declared his interest to run for Governor first under the Peoples Democratic Party, and later under Labour Party.


He single-handedly constructed a 5.4km asphalt road in Amagunze, his home town, for use by his people and four other connecting autonomous communities.

On social media, a user, Madam Equity, said: “Today we celebrate, a business guru, an aviator per excellence, philanthropist, wisdom personified, builder/maker of men, astitute lover of christ, prayer warrior, a peaceful leader, the pride of not just Nkanu land or Enugu State but Southeast.

“I pray God continue to keep you hale and hearty. Continue to age graciously, I pray the lines continually fall in pleasant places for you and the odds continually be in your favor”.

Another user, Onah Ebuka said: “From the depths of my heart, I know you are the best leader in the world, a great mentor, and a dear boss.


“This is a special day for me because it is also special for you. I want you to know that you are a great blessing to me.

“Thank you for having an open door and listening ears. You are simply the best. I wish you a long and fulfilling life”.

Continuing, Nweke Sylvester wrote: “An Iroko Tree is seldom found and when seen, it’s far-in-between and magnificent! It gives shelter to the birds of the air and animals on the ground. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHIEF CAPT EVAREST NNAJI (ODENGENE). May you continue to excel through Christ Our Lord, Amen”.


The Executive Director of MONDAY DIAMOND Foundation, Monday Diamond Ani, on behalf of the foundation, thanked the “Igbo billionaire businessman and Humanitarian” for being a “man of the people whose kindness and humility is admirable to anyone who comes in contact with him”.

Captain Evarest Nnaji is the Managing Director/CEO of many companies such as Odengene Air Shuttle Services Limited (OAS Helicopters) Nigeria, Odengene Air Shuttle, Inc. (USA), Odengene Group of Companies Ltd, Electrostatic Laser World and OAS Offshore Logistics Ltd

Captain Evarest is an accomplished Businessman, Aviator and Politician.

He is the founder of Odengene Foundation, which has over the years granted and maintained scholarships for innumerable indigent students, up to the University level. The Foundation also undertakes legal services for Awaiting Trials inmates in prisons for minor offenses.


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