Excellence! The Profile of an Erudite Jurist, Justice Nweneka’s---| NICN
His Lordship, Hon. Justice Ikechi Gerald Nweneka attended State School 1, Elele Town, Rivers State for the First School Leaving Certificate and Akpor Grammar School, Ozuoba for WASC.
Thereafter, Justice Nweneka proceeded to Federal Government College, Port Harcourt for Advance Level Certificate; University of Lagos, Akoka for LL.B. and and attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to the Bar in 1989 as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Propelled by an undying thirst to be fully acquainted with Law, Justice Nweneka obtained Masters in Law -LL.M from the prestigious University of Lagos, and also Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from Enterprise Development Centre, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos; Certificate in Leadership from the Leadership Institute, Virginia, USA to name few.
Justice Nweneka started his legal career with the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation as a Legal Officer [NYSC] service year. At the end of the mandatory 12 months national youth service, My Lord moved to the Law Office of Mike Igbokwe, SAN & Co. [Legal Practitioners] and later to Adedoyin Adedeji & Co. [Legal Practitioners] where he cut his teeth in the legal profession.
At a time when his contemporaries were nursing fear of standing alone, Justice Nweneka set up Ikechi G. Nweneka & Co. [Legal Practitioners] and thereafter joined Excellence Solicitors, a firm of Attorneys, Advisors and Secretaries as the Principal Consultant.
His Lordship also served as Company Secretary to Unity Registrars Limited, a subsidiary of Unity Bank Plc, and also as Legal Adviser to some other companies until his judicial appointment to the bench as a Judge of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in 2017 and was sworn-in by the then Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen.