I was born in Ebuta Metta, Lagos but my secondary school education was at Ibeku High School, Umuahia in Abia State. My childhood ambition was to be a pharmacist. I was very passionate about it and determined to be addressed as one. I obtained the required grade to study pharmacy but by a twist of fate, I encountered several challenges during admission into the university, so I branched out into the Social Sciences. In retrospect, I think it was God’s doing. I graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Economics from Lagos State University (LASU) in 1988.