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ABC Orjiakor: Surgeon, Oil Magnate and So Much More…

Pastor Edwin Biayeibo likes to say ‘Do not become a slave to your certificate.’  So you are a Doctor; does that effectively render you ineffective as an entrepreneur, writer or musician? No!

ABC Orjiakor, a trained orthopaedic and trauma surgeon has proven that the human mind is quite capable of taking great leaps from one area of expertise to another.

The oil magnate who shares Nigeria’s independence birth date is a son of Anambra State of Nigeria. He attended Secondary School in Uli, Anambra State and eventually advanced to the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu State; his stay there was brief as he went on to study Medicine at the University of Calabar. Even as an undergraduate, his constitution was already wired to lead, and he rose to the position of African Regional Director of the International Federation of Medical Students; in addition he was the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Education of the Federation of African Medical Students Association. When he concluded his training as the best graduating student in far-away 1985, the organisations he championed and led, missed him sorely.

His medical career soared immediately with a job at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital which culminated after a decade and some with a Fellowship in the prestigious West African College of Surgeons and a job as a Senior Registrar at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos.

As I have previously noted, successful people almost always end up leaving their comfort zones. It does seem like they survey their conquests, and say, onward! More to conquer, the world is our oyster!

Dr. A.B.C. Orjiako

Now one of Nigeria’s wealthiest men, Orjiakor is the Chairman and CEO of Shebah E&P Company Limited, an oil exploration firm which has a 40% stake in the offshore block OML 108 which produces over 8,000 barrels per day. Orjiakor is also chairman of Zebbra Energy Limited which owns the deepwater concession OPL 248 offshore Nigeria. He has a string of successful business ventures in shipping, banking, insurance and even pharmaceuticals as he is the Chairman of Neimeth Pharmaceuticals International PLC. Orjiakor is not done yet. He sits on the board of myriad companies and is invested in several others. I would like to be a fly on the wall of Orjiakor’s office [not literally of course!] to learn a little about his adroit business acumen because frankly, I always considered doctors to be quite straitjacketed. Their visions almost always climaxes with the establishment of some hospital or the other. Feel free to defend yourselves oh ye healers!

In a Newspaper article about our dexterous doctor, the fact that Orjiakor’s education was almost solely in Nigeria was applauded as a pointer to the abundance of potentials that are present in Nigeria, even without foreign education [The ‘almost’ is because Orjiakor did obtain a Harvard OPM Certificate in Business Management].

In 2010, Orjiakor led a momentous deal when he cofounded SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company Ltd. which was the first Nigerian company to take over the operating of a Joint Venture asset from Shell, Total and Eni.

Dr. A.B.C. Orjiako

Orjiakor, a husband and father of four, owns a foundation, the Daniel Orjiako Memorial Foundation which is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty through education, healthcare services, and economic empowerment.

Moral of this story: break out of your mould today! You mustn’t be it, just because you read it. Your mind can take much more, believe me! Better still, learn from ABC.

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya
Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya
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    • Greetings Honour,

      Thanks for your comment. The contact details of Dr. Sir A.B.C. Orjiakor has been sent to your email address.

      Do have a great week. Cheers.

      • Hi,

        I work for Dayo Consulting who is a close business partner to SEPLAT. I am trying to find contact information for Dr. Sir ABC Orjiakor also. Could you please send me any information.


    • My name is Chikezie Nwankwo, living in anthony Village in lagos and knows Mr kenneth, Mr. phillip Orjiakor very well and Dr. Dr ABC is such a nice and great man. His brother Phillip who was incharge of ODREC was a perfect gentle man. kindly send to me their contact details.

  1. Kindly provide the contact details of Dr. A. B. C. Orjiakor, as it has been a while since we last saw at a meeting in London.

  2. Greetings to you, pls may i have the contact details of Dr. A B C Orjiakor
    Thanks in anticipation

    Sincerely Yours
    Emokam Christopher Uzoma

  3. Uli is NOT a village. It is a town in Anambra State. As a matter of fact, Uli (properly called “Uri” by the indigenes of the town) saw itself as a separate nation before it was invaded and conquered by British colonial forces in the late 19th century.
    The present-day Uli is made up of several villages and kindreds. It is therefore not appropriate to identify Uli as a “village.” For your information, Dr A.B.C. Orjiako’s village is Umuchima, which is part of Umuaku in Uli.

  4. Please Editor Kindly provide me with the email and contact details of Dr. A B C. Orjiakor. Thanks

    Best Regards,

  5. Please editor, may I have the contact details of Dr. ABC Orjiakor. I’ll love to know where my experience can be put to good use in his company.
    Thanks in anticipation.

  6. Dr ABC Orjiakor is a great gift to the human race. His philanthropic tendencies have no bound. He is a mentor to millions of Nigerians who come across him. He is one of the greatest icons of our time. In all honesty, I am proud of my uncle, Dr Ambrose B. C Orjiakor.
    Kindly forward his functional mobile phone to me.

  7. The resources of the world put together would not be enough to say THANK YOU to Dr ABC Orjiakor for his humane, philanthropic, kind gestures to mankind more especially to ULI people. Once again I say thank you.

  8. My name is Dibia Edward and i am the chairman of the Medical and Dental graduating class of 2014 of the College of Medicine,UNILAG. please we would like more info and contact of Dr.A.B.C Orjiakor. please kindly reply via mail. Thank you

  9. I will honestly appreciate it if you will please send me any of Dr Bryant Orjiakor direct contact (be it functional email address, telephone number or fax).

  10. Hi there,
    very inspiring story. I have definately benefited from this article indeed. Please, would it be possible to have the contact details of Dr. ABC Orjiakor? I would truly appreciate it.


    Norbert Nyamsi

  11. Hi

    Brilliant article , Please I will appreciate if you can send the contact of the great giant , Dr ABC Orjiakor.



  12. Hello, am from Umuaku Uli, am a student of Federal Polytechnic Oko. Please can I have the contact details of Dr. ABC Orjiakor.

  13. Greetings to you, pls may i have the contact details of Dr. A B C Orjiakor

    Thanks in anticipation

  14. Dear Sir,
    please can you kindly send me the direct cell phone contact of Sir A.B.C Orjiako

    Best Regard

  15. Dr ABC Orjiako is a blessed man. Such a great amiable person worthy of emulation. I had the opportunity of working under him in 1995; both in Lagos and Uli respectively. I am a Yoruba man, but, Dr Orjiako broke the barrier of tribalism I had towards the Ibos. I left Nigeria for the States few years later. All the Ibos I’d come across has been my family since then just because of an act of kindness I received from my Chairman. Today, I’m happily married to a beautiful Ibo wife just because of a simple encounter with Dr ABC Orjiako. I will love to have his contact info. Thanks.

  16. HI please i need the contact detail of Onwa, he was a very good friend of my late cousin Late Dr kdc ukaigwe, and has turned many life around in my place uli.

  17. Hello good afternoon, please can I also get the contact details of Dr ABC Orjiakor, he would be pleased to hear from me again

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