Chief Asogwa is a graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education and community Development of the University of Ibadan in 1987 and another Masters Degree in Theology and Development Studies of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1992. Chief Asogwa has a very successful career as a human capital development practitioner. She pioneered the establishment of Development Education Centre(DEC)- a non governmental organization (NGO) in 1988 and has led the organization since then as the Executive Director. The Organization has had a very successful microfinance program under her leadership. She was also a founding member and Director of Nnebuife community Bank Ltd in 1997. Until the transformation of the Bank to DEC ENUGU Microfinance Bank in 2007 and her elevation to the Chair of the Bank, she was the Coordinating Director of the Nnebuife Community Bank. Over the years, she has attended numerous certificate and professional courses, seminars and conferences in various aspects of microfinance management. Some of these include the following; a Ford Foundation accredited NGO’ delegate to the Microcredit Summit in Washington DC in 1997 and another in New York in 1998. She attended a professional certificate Course on: Key issues in microfinance, Sustainability of Micro finance- NGOs, Lending methodologies and Impact Assessment Strategies at the highly-rated Microfinance Development Institute (MDI) at the Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA in 2000 and 2004; Micro Banking- Practice and management at the FRANK FURT School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt, Germany in 2009 and a Diploma Certificate in SMEs management at Galilee College, Israel in 2012.

Given her wealth of experience in microfinance practices, she has brought many innovations to the Microfinance practice in the area of Community-based microfinance as it concerns lending to women self help groups and sustainability.


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She had her tertiary education at Alvan Ikoku College of education where she studied French education and obtained NCE, She also got a Diploma in French from Centre de Recherche Lome Togo. She is a holder of TCII from Teacher Training College Nsukka.

As a mobilizer and philanthropist, she had worked with various women organizations, with an estimate of over twenty, including Development Educational Centre Enugu.

She came in contact with DEC in 1989, during the networking exercise led by Chief Cecilia Asogwu. She was among those who supported the establishment of the “First Women Bank” NNEBUIFE COMMUNITY BANK which later became DECE Microfinance Bank. Served as a Coordination in charge of Abia, Imo State in DEC Enugu.

She was later appointed a Board member from where she was nominated by the women of Nnebuife Community Development Association to represent them in DEC Enugu MFB, as a Director.

Her role in DEC NGO produced the first woman councillor and other appointments of women in political posts in her area.

She also attended both local and international workshops such as USAID, ILO, IFAD and entrepreneurial training.


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H.R.H IGWE EZE, GODWIN CHIBUZO (B.Sc Agric Economics, MBA. Management)

He is the traditional ruler of Umunko in Igbo Etiti LGA of Enugu State

He worked as a civil servant in various sectors and in various capacities, as a Project officer- Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Gembu, Gongola State, also a Community Development Officer, Enugu State.

He worked at United Bank for Africa Plc, in various positions such as Agric. Specialist and Area Agric. Specialist, Branch Operation Manager (Senior Manager).

He is a seasoned facilitator and quality controller at Esut Business School, Enugu.


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Onochie holds a Bachelors degree and an MBA in management from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, attended the Executive development program of the Wharton school, University of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Nigerian institute of management( chartered).

He started his banking career in the operations department of Ecobank Nigeria Plc, where he was involved in cash and funds transfer activities, which include postings, reconciliations and account proofing. He later moved to intercontinental bank and became the pioneer branch manager of Enugu branch.

He made a success of the posting and in less than six years, he had planted four branches in the town plus one acquired as a result of the merger with Equity bank. Onochie later became the Regional business executive in charge of the area.

He left banking in 2012 and have since ventured into the field of business operations management and is the managing partner at Victon Consult. He is also a Director at First Notch limited, DEC microfinance, and Treten networks ltd.


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EZE, AGATHA CHINWEOKWU (TC II, ND (IMT) Cooperative Econ/Mgt, HND (IMT) Cooperative Econ/Mgt, PGD Bus. Admin & Mgt (ESUT), ASCON A Grade, Microfinance Certification Programme (2011)

Managing Director
She is an educationist and was the Assistant Dean of Studies, Junior Secondary City Girls Secondary School Enugu (1989–1991). Worked with Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Anambra State Liaison office Lagos, and Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Cooperative Division Enugu State.

She served in Enugu Government as the Special Assistant to the wife of the Executive Governor of Enugu State, a Board member of State Commission for women, Enugu State. She served as Principal Personnel Officer at Enugu State Post Primary Management Board.

She served as a Senior Programme Officer/Administrative Officer in Development Education Centre (DEC) Enugu, Operation Manager DEC MFI Enugu.

She was an NGO accredited delegate to the Microcredit Summit Cote D’/vorie 1999, Harare, 2000.  Attended other Courses such as Women in Management: Leadership training for the 90s – Washington DC 1993, Workshop on Adolescent Girls Education and Reproductive Health 1993, Cross-Sectoral Lay leadership Training Harare 1998.  Attended the Conversion Process and Requirements of Community Banks to MFBs 2006.

She became the Operation Manager DEC Enugu MFB 2007, Acting Managing Director DEC Enugu MFB 2009 and Managing Director 2010.


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