Senator Udoma Udo Udoma was appointed the Minister of Budget and National Planning on November 11, 2015.

Until his appointment as Minister he was:

  • Partner in the law firm of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie,
  • Chairman of both UAC of Nigeria Plc, and Union Bank Plc
  • Director of other Nigerian companies including Unilever Nigeria Plc.

His public sector experience includes serving as the first chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission, chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission and Special Adviser to the Petroleum Minister. His political experience includes serving in the Nigerian Senate for two terms from 1999 to 2007 where he chaired the Appropriations Committee and later served as the Chief Whip.

He attended King’s College, Lagos from 1966 to 1972; and Oxford University, England from 1973 to 1977 and obtained a B.A. in law and a postgraduate B.C.L. in Jurisprudence. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978.

A recipient of many honours including Hon. LLD, University of Uyo, and the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).