Florence Ita Giwa

Florence Ita Giwa Biography / Profile

Princess Florence Ita-Giwa was born on February 19th, 1946 in Atabong, Bakassi local government area of Cross River State, Nigeria.

Florence Ita Giwa Age

Florence Ita Giwa is 75 years old.

Florence Ita Giwa Early Life

After her basic education in Nigeria, Ita-Giwa attended the Kilburn Polytechnic in London, United Kingdom, where she studied nursing. 

Florence Ita Giwa Career

Ita-Giwa began her Professional Healthcare career as a representative of Beecham pharmaceutical company. He later moved to Beecham and Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria in the private sector. She also served on the boards of several companies and she was actively involved with the resettlement and rehabilitation of the displaced people of Bakassi Peninsula ceded to the Republic of Cameroun. Her very out-spoken stance on the Bakassi matters, led to her being nicknamed "Mama Bakassi".

Ita-Giwa later joined politics and became the chairman of the National Republican Convention (NRC) for Delta State. She won an election into the The Federal House of Representatives in the year 1992. While in the National Assembly as a legislature, Ita Giwa was a member of the committee on devolution of power constituent assembly between the year 1994 and 1995.

In April 1999, Ita-Giwa was elected into the Senate as the Senator representing Cross River South Federal constituency on the platform of All People’s Party (APP) and she was in the senate from May 1999 to May 2003. At the senate, she became a member of the committees on Environment, Foreign Affairs, Rules and Procedures, Women, Niger Delta and Drug & Narcotics.

When she left the senate in the year 2003, she joined the People's Democratic Party PDP, and was a special adviser to two Nigerian Presidents on National Assembly Matters. A consummate politician and legislator, she previously served in both the Senate and House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She was also a member of the Constitutional Conference, and a member Steering Committee of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarian.

Florence Ita Giwa Personal Life

Florence Ita Giwa later got married to Dele Giwa, the founder and editor of Newswatch magazine. The marriage only lasted for ten months. She has two children Koko Giwa and Etim Isong.

Florence Ita Giwa Net Worth

Her net worth is not available.

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