He is the only surviving son of the late Sir Harold Nna Nwagbara Akawor and the late Lady Evelyn Nnenna Akawor.
He attended St. Peter’s Primary School, Egberu-Ndoki, Oyigbo Local Government, Rivers State, (1963-1970), Ndoki Grammar School, Obohia, Ukwa-East LGA, Abia State, Afam Community Secondary School, Umuagbai-Ndoki, Oyigbo Local Government, Rivers State, (1971-1976), Teachers’ Training College, Uzuakoli, Abia State (1977-1979), University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA, (1982-1984), and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1985/1986-1988/1989).
He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN (1988/1989).
Eze (Evang.) Akawor started his Civil Service Career as the Pioneer Executive Secretary, Oyigbo Local Government Education Authority, LGEA in 1992.
He joined the services of Niger Delta Basin Development Authority, NDBDA, Port Harcourt on 14th November, 1999, as Assistant Chief Public Relations Officer.
Eze (Evang.) Akawor was the Authority’s Liaison Officer for 12 years (2000-2012) in the Authority’s Liaison Office, Abuja.
He served as the Authority’s Deputy Director, Administration, from 15th May, 2012 to 17th April, 2017.
Within this period, he served as the Authority’s Acting Executive Director, Services Department, from May 2016 to January 2017.
He also served as Acting Managing Director in January, 2017.
In journalism Profession, Eze (Evang.) Akawor held several positions among which are Reporter, “Stoutonia”, a University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA, Workshop Newspaper, (1983-1984), Intern Reporter, Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation, RSBC, Business Manager, the “Record”, a Department of Mass-Communication, UNN Workshop Newspaper (1987), Zonal Advert Coordinator, Rivers State, Vanguard Newspaper Ltd (1991), Freelance Journalist, Nigerian Tide and Weekly Tide (1990-1994).
He is an Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, ANIPR (2008-Till Date), and Editor, Niger Delta Basin Development Authority, NDBDA News (2013).
He became Editor-In-Chief of the News Bulletin in 2017.
He is currently a member, Energy Maritime Reporters Stakeholders Forum, Rivers State, and Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration since 2017.
These include: President, National Union of Rivers State Students, NURSS, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1986-1987), Life Member, National Union of Rivers State Students, NURSS, National Chapter (1987), Vice-President, Nigeria Students Associations, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA (1982-1983). President, Old Students Association, Government Secondary School, Umuagbai-Ndoki, Oyigbo Local Government Area, Rivers State, (1983-1991), Treasurer, Ndoki Assembly, Abuja, (2004-2012), and Assistant Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo, FCT, Abuja (2006).
Eze (Evang.) Obumneme Nkwachukwu Akawor is married to his beautiful wife, Lolo Justina Iheanyi Akawor, and is blessed with six (6) boys, two (2) girls and a Daughter-in-law.