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Chief Sir Monday Onyeme was born on 30th March 1965 at Ibabu,onicha ukwuani in Ndokwa West Local Government area of Delta State, he hails from Ndokwa West LGA in Delta State.Sir Monday John ONYEME is married with Five children,he speaks English language,Ibo,Ukwuani and Hausa
For these rare qualities which he possesses in quantum and for his level headedness and determination in pursuit of success, Sir (Chief) Onyeme, who is the Odoziani 1, of Ibabu Kingdom has had a ‘lion’s share’ of modest accomplishments in life. Sir Monday John ONYEME spent some of his life in the northern part of Nigeria where he got his first Primary School Leaving Certificate in Army Children School, Sokoto, Sokoto State as at 1977,where he proceeded to Government Secondary School Gummi in Kebbi State from 1977 -1982.
Due to his excellent grades in his GCE O’ LEVEL he gain admission to study Accounting in Federal Polytechnic,Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State where he came out with a distinction grade in his National Diploma and later proceeded to University of Calabar.
A Malabite, as graduates of the University of Calabar are called, he creamed his Bachelor of Science (B.SC) degree in Accounting in 1990 with a placing in Second Class Upper Division. He later enrolled for a part-time programme with Safe Associates Accountancy Tutors, Surulere, Lagos. The icing on the cake for him was when he became a chartered accountant in 1993. He then proceeded to the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba where he received a Diploma in Computer Science in 2002.
His wealth of knowledge prospered beyond the shores of this country. The following year, the Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom (UK), where he displayed his intellectual prowess on the international scene awarded him a certificate in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The Northumbria University later awarded him a Masters Degree (MA) in Business Management and it was not just an MA degree as it came with a well-deserved commendation from the Newcastle-based university.
Sir Onyeme, a chartered accountant per excellence has made a difference in all the organizations he has worked and has brought his wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on the realization of organizational goals and targets. He worked as the Bursar of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), a position and responsibility he faithfully discharged in September 2006.
Before being the bursar of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), he was the Bursar of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba between November 2005 and September 2006. While at the institution, the handling of its finances was in safe hands under his charge as Chief Accountant, a position he held between October 2000 and November 2005.
Before higher positions came his way, he climbed the ropes in professional practice as an Assistant Chief Accountant (Head, Finance and Supplies) at the National Agriculture Land Development Authority, Asaba between July 1996 and October 2000 and was Chief Accountant at Octopus Continental Enterprises, Lagos between July 1995 and June 1996.
Indeed, a rich working experience is an attribute that Sir Onyeme has in large stock as he kept garnering them over the years, including the banking industry. Between September 1993 and June 1995, he was the Senior Executive Assistant (Audit) at Commercial Trust Bank, Lagos as well as worked in the audit department of the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), now Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in its Lagos Office between February 1992 and August 1993.
He also tasted the academic world as an Assistant Lecturer, Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State from October 1991 to January 1992. He has also rubbed minds with national and global counterparts through attendance of trainings, seminars and workshops locally and internationally.
These took him to foreign climes such as Dubai, Sudan, Florida, Texas, London, Oxford, Mauritius, Paris, South Africa, India and many other places. He also has various publications to his credit, including one where he displayed his research prowess, Corporate Environmental Accounting and Reporting in the United Kingdom: A Survey of Selected Companies in Cumbria (2004).
His professional wealth includes membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors of Nigeria. A fraud buster, he is also a member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Sir Onyeme, a Knight of Saint Christopher (KSC) of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, as well as a noble knight is now the Chairman,Delta State Board of Internal Revenue.He feels the glow of beauty in all life and never fails to voice his praise of it. He sees the best there is in others and gives to them the best there is in him, his life is one vast inspiration.
The Story of Onyeme is an exploration into a world of excellence as his impressive credentials bear an eloquent testimony of a man who Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State appointed as the Executive Chairman of the Delta State Internal Revenue Service.
Before his appointment as the Executive Chairman, Delta State Internal Revenue Service in 30th September, 2015, Onyeme was the Bursar of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), a position and responsibility he faithfully discharged since he was appointed in September 2006.
Although overwhelming it seem at the beginning, Onyeme has been able to bring to bear his over 25 years experience as an Accountant of high repute with resultant improved Internal Revenue for the State. Under his leadership, the Agency has been revamped, redesigned and repacked to meet the need of the Delta State Government.
As a results of his Contributions to the Optimal Increase of the Internally Generated Revenue of the State and his Commitment towards Service Delivery, he was reappointed by the Delta State Governor Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa as the Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue which is now Delta State Internal Revenue Service (DSIRS) and Inaugurated on October 29th, 2020
The continuity in office for second tenure as Chairman Delta State Internal Revenue Service did not come as a surprise to many Deltans, considering the uncommon and milestone achievements in terms of revenue generation, policies and programmes by Sir Monday John Onyeme in consolidating the revenue generation capacity of the state government through an efficient tax collection regime. Under his leadership as the Executive Chairman, he generated the highest revenue since the existence of the Delta State Internal Revenue Service.
Onyeme’s wealth of experience and vast understanding of new and modern frontiers of economic opportunities in terms of wealth creation, knowledge economy, and revenue generation has translated into huge tax dividends to leapfrog Delta State into an emerging high growth economy as enshrined in the Stronger Delta Agenda of the Okowa’s led administration.
Sir Monday John Onyeme is an Astute Politician, Philanthropist, a Humanitarian, who is a Committed Member of the International Association of Lions Club where he was the District Governor D404A1 International Association of Lions Clubs Nigeria between July 2018 to July 2019 where is Contributions towards the betterment of humanity and his legacy Projects for the Good of the Society still speaks volume which also attracted so many awards.
Monday Onyeme has received numerous local and International Awards, he has also received numerous titles across Ndokwa Nation and has been conferred Patron of Market Women Association of Nigeria.
As a results of his exemplary leadership, strict accountability and commitment towards service delivery, Onyeme until is nomination was the Acting Chairman, Joint Tax Board and has also been conferred Honourary Doctorate Degree at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun.
From The Desk Of Mr Wilson Osemele
Aide To Sir Monday Onyeme