When God sent David to deliver his people from the shameful disturbances by the Philistines, people were laughing at David without knowing that he was sent to deliver his people… The same way another David is been sent to deliver the Imolites from the hands of these men that have looted our collective patrimony and are still holding on to power.
Friends, can you make out time to read brief Profile of Chief Bar. Aloysius Osuji.
There is a man in Imo State who is worthy of introduction to all progressive Imolites, and all those whose desire is to be part of positive change in Imo State. Chief Barrister Aloysius Osondu Osuji is a progressive Imolite from Dim-Na-Nume, Isu, in Nwangele LGA of Imo State.
This illustrious Son of Imo State had his elementary education at Central School Dim Na Nume, Isu, in Nwangele LGA and from there he proceeded to St James Orthodox Catholic Seminary School, Etche in Rivers State, where he studied for two years and was later transferred to St Dominic’s Secondary school, Ugiri-Mbano in Imo State, where he completed his secondary education.
After his Secondary education, he went to Lagos, sat for, and passed the Union Bank PLC entrance examination. He was subsequently employed by the Bank where he worked and rose to management position before taking study leave without pay to Italy to further his education. Meanwhile, while he worked in the Bank, he was a strong Unionist and held many positions before becoming the Chairman of Local 23 NUBIFIE.
On his arrival in Italy, as a firm believer in gainful employment, he took up a job in Centro Tornitura Veneto factory situated in Reschiliagno in Pandora, Italy, where he trained to manufacture car components. He also used the opportunity of study leave in Italy to study Journalism.
He is one of the founders of NUNCI (National Union of Nigerian Citizens in Italy) and was the General Secretary of the group before his relocation to England to continue with his studies. He left Italy on the advice from the Nigerian Embassy in Rome that if he wanted to study Law, the best place to go will be to any of the Commonwealth countries.
Upon receiving this advice, he applied for admission to Wolverhampton University to study law and his application was granted. He therefore, responsibly resigned from his factory job in Italy to proceed to England to study Law, a course after his heart.
He graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with LLB (Hons) and proceeded to do his Post Graduate Diploma in Law. Afterwards, he did his (Training Contract) and was admitted to the Roll of Senior Courts of England and Wales as a Solicitor in 2004.
Chief Barrister Aloysius Osondu Osuji did not only excel in his academics, he has also excelled in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.
He is the founder of the following companies:
Venas Legal Services
VLS Solicitors now VLS Solicitors Ltd
Alispac Group of Companies Nigeria Ltd
Recycling of Nylon pallets
Making Nylon and plastic bags
Toilet Rolls manufacturers
KokoVee Clothing Co Ltd
As a Philanthropist, he has been fully involved in charitable work over the years and the following are some of his contributions to human capital development:
Training of people in both Secondary school and Universities
Empowering the youths by donating over 21 brand new Motorcycles to the unemployed youths in his town
Building of houses for the less privileged ones in his village
Building of Community Hall
Assistance in the building of Parish Church at St Pauls Parish in Dim-Na Nume, Isu
Building of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Umudiweugo in Dim Na Nume, Isu.
Yearly grading of the inter community roads
Yearly donation of bags of Rice to women in the Village for Christmas
Looking after and paying hospital bills for those who cannot afford to pay
Yearly distribution of medical equipment such blood pressure machines and blood sugar machines
Yearly distribution of medicines like analgesics to alleviate body pain; medications for those suffering from Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Stomach Ulcers, Arthritis etc…
Making donations at the orphanages and Motherless Babies Homes
He is currently the Managing Director of VLS Solicitors Ltd. and the Group Chairman of the companies listed above.
He is also one of the Town Union Patrons in Dim Na Nume, Isu Town.
Currently, he is the Chairman of Dim Na Nume, Isu, Council of Chiefs.
He was a Vice President of Old Orlu Divisional Union in UK
He was also the Chairman of PDP – Imo State in UK as well as the Chairman, PDP South East in the UK
This noble son of Imo State, who passionately and earnestly desires the improvement of the living standard of Imo indigenes is happily married and blessed with 6 adorable children.
Chidiebube Okeoma is an Owerri -based Journalist