Sarah Reng Ochekpe

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Sarah Reng Ochekpe is a Nigerian Politician from Plateau State.

Early life and education

Ochekpe was born on the October 4, 1961 to the family of Ali Reng Madugben in Foron, a district of Barikin Ladi Local government area of Plateau State. She had her first degree in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, then a master's degree in Public Administration from University of Jos. She also has post graduate qualifications from Aberdeen College of Commerce and Nigerian Institute of Journalism.

Personal life

She is married to Professor Nelson Ochekpe from Otukpo Local Government in Benue State. He is a professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Jos.

Political career

Ochekpe occupied several directorial roles in National Orientation Agency (Nigeria), before her ministerial appointment. During her time in government, she is noted to have increased the level of accessible water for Nigerians to 70%, and created and rehabilitated artificial waterways that reduced flooding and alleviated unemployment. In 2017, she and two other persons were accused of money laundering and conspiracy worth ₦450 million.

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