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Benjamin Kalu Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Benjamin Kalu|
|Real Name:||Benjamin Okezie Kalu|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||5 May 1971 (52) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Abia State, Nigeria|
|Education:||University of Calabar|
Benjamin Kalu Biography
Born on May 5, 1971, Benjamin Okezie Kalu is a politician from Nigeria who now serves as the deputy speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives. He was elected to the position without facing any opposition in 2023. In the House, he is the federal representative for Bende. After serving as a student representative at the University of Calabar for three years, Benjamin Okezie Kalu graduated from there.
At the age of thirty one, he was the youngest local government chairman in Bende, Abia State, Nigeria. Before becoming the governor’s senior special adviser on the Millennium Development Goals and international relations at the age of 35, he served as the senior special adviser to the then-governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, on local government and chieftaincy affairs when he was 34.
Information on the politician’s parents is not yet available to the public.
Except for his brother, Orji Uzor Kalu, Benjamin Kalu’s siblings are unknown. Orji Uzor Kalu, a politician and businessman from Nigeria, was born on April 21, 1960. He is currently the senator for Abia North and the chief whip of the senate. From May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007, he served as the governor of Abia State. Nigeria’s Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers, as well as SLOK Holding, are all overseen by Kalu.
According to reports, Benjamin and his wife has five children together. Nothing more is known about the kids.
Ifeoma and Benjamin Kalu have been blissfully married for seventeen years. In 2007, she received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her degree and continued on to expand her knowledge in 2010 by completing a residency at the University of Alabama Affiliated Hospitals. Internal medicine is the area of medicine that Dr. Ifeoma A. Kalu specializes in.
Benjamin Kalu’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
Known for his love of luxury and his taste in fine automobiles, Kalu is the owner of a number of expensive vehicles, including a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, a Lexus SUV, and a Rolls Royce.
He owns a sizable collection of assets, including properties, the majority of which are hidden from the public.
At the age of twenty-three, Benjamin Okezie Kalu graduated from the University of Calabar, where he served as a student representative.
In the House of Representatives primary elections in 2002, Kalu began his political career by running but falling short to Mbah Ajah. He ran for the House of Representatives in both 2011 and 2015, both times as a candidate for the Progressive Peoples Alliance.
On February 23, 2019, Chima Anyaso of the People’s Democratic Party lost to Kalu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, who won the race to represent Bende federal constituency in Abia State in the House of Representatives. At present, Kalu serves as both the head of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs and a spokesperson for the House of Representatives.