BACKGROUND AND BASIC EDUCATION.
Nkem Hillary Okeke was born on the 5th of November, 1992 at Ogidi Town, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria.
He had his basic education at HolyLand Nursery and Primary School, Ogidi where he graduated with flying colours. On October 25th 2005, young Nkem passed the National Common Entrance Examination coming out as the overall best in Idemili North LG Council Area. He thereafter gained admission into Federal Science and Technical College(FSTC), Awka where he completed his Secondary Education and was rated best among his contemporaries.
He has O’Level WASSCE in both Science and Arts with Distinctions.
He is currently a Medical Doctor trained at the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital(NAUTH), Nnewi.
Due to his love for humanity and youth development, Hillary has imparted so many lives through his NGO Hillary’s Inspiration Project Nigeria(HIPN). He worked as Classroom Teacher in Four different Schools at Ogidi, Nkpor and Onitsha.
On February 2018, Nkem embarked on a tour across Secondary Schools in Ogidi where he campaigned against Cultism, Alcohol and Drug abuse. The campaign recorded forty-two (42) students denouncing Cultism and on follow-up Mentorship.
He sponsors twenty-five pupils of his Alma Mata (Holyland Nursery and Primary School, Ogidi) under his “Scholarship Scheme” Annually.
He has tutored and mentored many fellow youths through several platforms as a Resource Speaker and Discussant.
As an Advocate of Youth Participation in Governance, Nkem has proven to be a strong voice both within and outside Nigeria on the importance of Youth participation in governance.
He is currently an International Climate Change Champion, an Honour from Kyoto Protocol, Japan since 2010. He is also an Ambassador for Girl Child’s Right Network Africa.
Nkem is an entrepreneur, Human Resource Expert and Youth Leader. He has proven Leadership and Public speaking abilities through several organizations.
He has a very strong passion for Natural Heritage and the Promotion of African Culture with broad background and knowledge of World Affairs and Culture. Able to communicate concepts, strategize Network people and proven multiplier skills.
He has several online courses to his credit given his Master’s Degree Programme in Public Health.
Currently, Dr Nkem Okeke is working with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Enugu.
2010 International Climate Change Champion Award, Kyoto Protocol Japan.
2011 Ambassador Girl Child Right Network Africa.
2012 Winner African Youth of the Year Award under the platform of BTDI, Anambra State.
2013 Best Speaker Award Education Youth Foundation.
2016 End Polio Ambassadorial Award, Rotaract Club Of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.
2017 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Basic Medical Students Association Award of Excellence in leadership.
2017 Excellent Students Leadership Award SUG Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Uli Campus.
2018 Award Of Excellence By Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Medical Students Association.
2018 Humanitarian Service Award By Humanitarian Queens, Awka.
2018 Excellent Students Leadership Award by Students Leadership Initiative.
2018 Leadership Award by National Union Of Anambra State Students Nationwide.
2018 Youth Service Award by Rotaract Club of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
2018 Youth Leadership Service Award by Rotaract Club of Nwafor Orizu College Of Education, Nsugbe.
2018 Distinguished Award Of Merit By Pharmaceutical Association Of Nigeria PANS.
2018 Excellent Students Leadership Award by NUASS Dr Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Chapter.
2019 DG Award as Hero of 2019 House of Representatives Elections For Hon Dr Ibezi Ifeanyichukwu (MHR).
2019 Youth Service Award by Rotaract Club of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus.
2010 Conference on Socio-Economic Environment Changes in Abuja.
2010 Conference on Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol Japan.
2016 The Africa World Heritage Regional Youth Forum, Ghana.
2016 The Africa World Heritage Regional Youth Forum, CapeTown, South Africa.
2016 Nigeria Medical Students Association, NiMSA General Assembly, Zaria.
2018 Country First Movement, an Initiative of a Foreign Based Nigerian focused towards a New And Better Nigeria.
2020 Strategic Professional Class in Human Resources Management.
2020 Currently a Trainee at the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).
Nkem has participated in several conferences on Health, Youths and Leadership Summits, Students Conventions etc. He has engaged students severally on issues bordering on leadership and Society.
Founder, Hillary Inspiration Project Nigeria, HIPN 2008.
Founder, The Unified Health Student TUHS,2012.
Member, Anambra State Children’s Parliament, 2009.
Senior Prefect/HeadBoy, Federal Science and Technical College Awka, 2010/2011.
Presidents, Press-Club, Anti-corruption and Transparency Unit, FSTC, Awka, 2010/2011.
Associate Editor, Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students, PANS UNIZIK, Agulu Campus, 2013/2014.
Clerk, Students Representatives Council (SRC), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Medical Students Association, NAUMSA, 2015/2016.
President, Students Union Government (Now, Students Association Government), UNIZIK Nnewi Campus, 2016/2017.
National Deputy Director, Patriotic Youth Organisation Of Nigeria, (PYON) 2017/2018.
National President, Ogidi Students Union Nigeria (OGSUN) 2017/2019.
Director Students Mobilization, Hon Dr Ibezi Ifeanyichukwu Campaign Organization 2019.
Chairman, Crown Club Of Nigeria, 2019–till date.
Legislative Aide on Medical and Students’ Matters to Hon Dr Ibezi Ifeanyichukwu, MHR, 2019.
Chief Executive Officer, The Landlords Nigeria Ltd, 2020–till date.
Former Medical Doctor Assistant, Twinkle Hospital, Ogidi, 2021.
Director/Administrator, Clinical Services, Nkwelle Ogidi Medical and Maternity Centre, Ogidi, 2021–date
Director, Youth Mobilization and Contacts, We2Geda Nigeria, 2021.
Member, Youth Mobilization Committee and Director, Students Mobilization, Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organization, 2021.
Happy birthday Hon. Dr Hillary Nkem Okeke.
Compiled by Scientist Emeka Nwanna (BMLS, NAU).
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