Adaku Onwuliri, educationist, author, woman leader, professor of Biochemistry, was running mate to former governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State. Born in Umuokisi, Amuzi, Ahiazu Mbaise local government area of Imo State, the current Minister of State, Foreign Affairs attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1975-1979; University of Jos, 1981-1991; Howard University, Washington DC, USA, 1990; Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. She was graduate assistant, 1981-1984; assistant lecturer, 1984-1987; lecturer 11, 1987-1990; lecturer 1, 1990-1993; senior lecturer, 1993-2001, reader 2001-2004; professor, 2004. She is a member, executive committee, International AIDS Society, Geneva; Nigerian Society of Biotechnology; Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology; African Society for the Biochemistry to Lipids; founder, Federal University of Technology, FUTO, Women Association; Member, Auxiliary Knights of St John International, KSJI. She has 57 publication to her credit.
She is propagating the nation’s transformation agenda to the international community. After her appointment as minister of state together with the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs Amb, Olugbenga Ashiru and the second minister of state for foreign affairs, much success have bben achieved in the foreign affairs Ministry. Strong commitment to the promotion of democracy and democratic values in foreign policy exertions in Africa, as evident in Nigeria position and efforts in Mali, Guinea Conakry, Libya, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea etc.