Col. Augustine Akobundu (Rtd.)
Col. Augustine Akobundu (Rtd.), National Organizing Secretary
Col. Akubundu Akobundu (Rtd.) is an indigene of Oloko in Ukwuano Local Government Area of Abia State.
He had his early Education in Enugu and Umuahia, he thereafter attended Nigeria Defense Academy, Where he obtained NDA certificate on Education, and he also has a Diploma in Telecom/Electronic Engineering from University of Ife. He also holds a Diploma in French from Alliance Francoise in Lagos.
Augustine Akobundu enlisted as officer cadet of 22 regular combatant course of the Nigerian Defense Academy in 1977. He has attended several professional and military courses in Army school of signals and rose to the position as chief instructor of Nigerian Army School of Signals, combat communication wing.
He was once an Aide-de-camp (ADC) to the then Col. Christ Garuba and also served as Military Technical Assistant to the pioneer Bayelsa state military administrator on telecommunication matters.
After retirement from the office in 2000 as a lieutenant colonel he ventured into business as the chairman of Nostro Group of Companies. He holds several awards and publications to his credit.
Augustine Akobundu is happily married with children. He is a passionate philanthropist who has as his hobbies reading, writing and listening to classical music. He was appointed minister of state for Defense of federal Republic of Nigeria by the President Goodluck Jonathan administration. He is currently the National Organizing Secretary of PDP.