Meet Rachael Umahi, Wife of Former Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi

Rachael Umahi is the wife of the former Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi, who is popularly referred to as Dave Umahi.


She is a former first lady who is remembered for her philanthropic works during her tenure.

Rachael Umahi Biography

Rachael Umahi was born on March 23, 1972, in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Chukwu and Eunice Akpa of Umuobuna, Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Rachael, while growing up, attended Umuobuna/Uhuaba Community Primary School, Uburu, and then moved to Immaculate Girls Secondary School Aba, Abia State, where she obtained her West African School Certificate (WASC).

Mrs Umahi graduated from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.


Here are some pictures of Rachael Umahi below:


Rachael Umahi worked in the business sector in the area of human and resource management before she got married.

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Her husband, Dave Umahi, was deputy governor of Ebonyi State between 2011 and 2015 and later became governor from 2015 to 2023. This made Rachael Umahi the first lady of Ebonyi State.

During her time as First Lady, she participated in countless humanitarian and welfare services to assist the poor and made a good name for herself and her family.

Mrs Umahi is the founder of the Family Succour and Upliftment Foundation Programme, which has redefined philanthropy, charity, and selfless service to humanity.

Some time ago, during her tenure as the first lady of Ebonyi State, she was voted as the most performing first lady in the country.


Rachael Umahi is married to David Nweze Umahi, a Nigerian politician who is popularly referred to as Dave Umahi.

Her husband currently serves as the minister of works for Nigeria after being appointed by President Bola Tinubu on August 16, 2023. Dave Umahi has previously served as He previously served as the senator representing Ebonyi South senatorial district, governor of Ebonyi State, and deputy governor.

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Rachael Umahi and her husband are blessed with seven children. Little is known about her children, but they have been seen on social media.

Some time ago, Rachael Umahi and her husband were seen with their first child, Osborn Nweze, twins Jeddy Nweze and Tehila Nweze, and their second child, King David Nweze.

Rachael Umahi, husband and children

In 2023, Umahi’s first son, Prince Osborn Nweze Umahi, was seen in a picture with the now-president Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other top politicians in Nigeria. This raised speculation that he might be following in his father’s footsteps to become a political leader.

Dave umahi, first son Osborn and other politicians

Osborn is an engineering graduate of Surrey University and is also the managing director of his father’s business, Brass Oil and Construction.

He is also a businessman who owns Osborn La Palm Royal Resort and is the is the finance director at Forte GCC Solution, a wealth management company.

Facts about Rachael Umahi

  • She is a former first lady of Ebonyi State.
  • She is an alumnus of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST).
  • Building 172 houses for widows
  • She built homes for widows and non-indigenes in Ebonyi State. Two examples are at Uburu in Ohaozara and Amike-Aba councils.
  • Her full name is Chief (Mrs) Rachel Ogonna Umahi.
  • She placed about 5000 widows on a monthly allowance of 10,000 naira each, while 200 people drawn from each of the 13 LGAs in Ebonyi State were selected for a loan facility of 200,000 naira each.
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Izuchukwu Ojibe

Ojibe Izuchukwu is a Nigerian student with a passion for media reporting and content writing.

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