DEAR NDI IMO, MEET Mr Frank Nneji (ABC Transport).
He is Mr. Frank Nneji, OON, the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Director of Associated Bus Company Plc. (ABC).
Nneji is a native of Ezuhhu Nguru, in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.
Frank was born to a retired soldier (father) and a retired nurse (mother).
Frank attended University Of Nigeria Nsukka where he studied Biological Sciences, and graduated in 1982.
While at Nsukka, Frank contested for the position of the Transport Officer in the UNN students Union Election.
In those days he was known for making his pocket money by conveying fellow students to sporting events for a fee in his personal car.
Frank trained at the Lagos Business School and Whaton Business School Philadelphia United States Of America.
Frank made his earliest money by publishing and selling past question papers. It was from the venture that he made enough money to travel to Italy on a student rebate ticket where he purchased clothing items for sale.
Later, Nneji set-up a company, called Rapido, which supplied educational materials. He started with the supply of writing boards, most of which he made by himself.
The small company later metamorphosed into the leading producer and marketer of audio-visual products in West Africa.
In 1993, Nneji set up a transport company that started with Hiace buses with a loan. The name given to the company was Associated Bus Company.
Not long after, their operations in Nigeria spanned the entire country; north, south east and west.
ABC transport eventually became a Public Limited Company, making it the first transport company in Nigeria to be quoted at the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Frank have also served the public in various capacity. Between the years 2000 and 2003, he was the President of Owerri Chambers Of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.
He represented the transport sector in the board of Federal Road Maintenance Agency. Frank Nneji is a recipient of the National Honour Of The Officer Of The Order Of The Niger (OON).
In 2001, Frank was Awarded Rate Model Entrepreneur and Honorary Fellow Of The Chartered Institute Of Logistics And Transport, UK.
Frank is a staunch member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
No doubt, come 2019, Imo would be APGAnised because South East is APGA.
Nke a bu nke anyii!