…Manages N7.5billion Asaba Housing Estate in Delta State
Born into a wealthy and renowned royal family, Chief Dr. Patrick Nwamu, President of African American Design Associations Limited worked so hard to achieve success. To most Asaba indigenes in Delta State, he his a household name in provision of affordable housing scheme as he owns a N7.5billion Asaba Housing Estate in the state. The industrialist per excellence is also the Chairman, Chief Executive of Aka-Ego Petroleum Company Limited, a multi million dollar oil and gas company with tentacles spread across the country. In this edition, we feature the interesting story of Nwamu, the Odogwu of Asaba. Enjoy it.
Despite his toga of royalty, he was not laid back, neither did he allow his family’s wealth to get into his head. He opted to blaze through life’s trials by leaving the comfort zone of his own home, creat his own wealth and achieve a resounding success. Unlike many of his contemporaries who refused to leave but ended up as liabilities to themselves and families, Nwamu struggled through thick and thin and worked himself to stardom. Many youths especially in the state see him as a source of inspiration.
Chief Dr Patrick Nwamu cut his first educational teeth at the local education Authority (LEA) School, Asaba and Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS), Onitsha before he proceeded to the United States of America (USA), for his tertiary education. He graduated with B.Sc (Hons.) in Architecture from Columbia University, New York and New York Institute of Technology in 1971. Subsequently, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Urban planning (MUP) at New York University (NYC), in 1973. Still craving for more education, the young Patrick enrolled for a doctorate Degree (PHD) in Transportation, planning and Management at Kensington University, Glendale, California obtaining it in 1981. While in these Universities, he received several distinctions and honours.
He is the President/CEO, African American Design Associations limited, an international firm of Architects and Real Estate developers with offices in New York, London and Delta State, established since 1986 to date. African American Design Associations limited is a multimillion dollar investment project abroad; currently it is engaged in a N7.5 billion Asaba housing Project. It was created to help make the dreams come through of Deltans who wish to acquire their own houses in the fast growing Delta State capital, Asaba.
Chief Patrick Nwamu is an American trained Architect; he is a member of American Institute of Planners (AIP) 1976, American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1976, a member of Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria (REDAN).
Giving back to society
Obi Chief (Dr) Patrick Nwamu’s legendary acts of philanthropy and empathy towards the less privileged has become a stock in trade and earned him a myriad of accolades and laurels too numerous to mention. And the spillover effect of his massive projects includes more jobs, commerce and Socio-economic activities that are adding value to many families within and outside the state.
He is the author of the book; “Architecture and planning in developing Nations (Nigeria in Particular), Obi Chief Dr. Patrick Nwamu was a Lecturer/Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the city University of New York for 13 years.