Belemina T Obunge

Belemina T Obunge was born in Onitsha on 30th September 1962 to Sir Ambassador D. Daye Obunge and Lady Emma S. Obunge. Owing to his father’s diplomatic calling, he attended various Primary Schools: these include; Ireti Primary School, Lagos, Anglo-American School, Stockhome, Sweden, St George’s School, Rome Italy

Secondary schools attended Include; Stanforth Park, Dublin, Ireland, Brighton College, Brighton, England, Federal Government College, Warri where he obtained a grade one result.

In 1979 he proceeded to the University of Ife where in 1984 he graduated with B.Sc (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering.
He did his National Youth Service in Kukawa Local Government Area, Borno State and served as a resident Engineer for the council. However, owing to his love for the youth and service, he also taught in the Government Comp. Secondary School in the area where he was their discipline master.

The council reorganized his inherent love for orderliness and appointed him the Area Commander of the newly introduced WAI BRIGADE a vanguard of youth dedicated towards upholding discipline in the society.

After NYSC, he came to his state and was the Project Manager in a private Construction company – Sima construction ltd. While there he supervised the construction of various building projects in the state. This however did not prevent him for identifying with the WAI Brigade in the state, hence he continued to selflessly offer service to the nation and influence the lives of youth and citizenry. Towards shunning the social vices that had become a cankerworm in our system.

In 1986, Belemina Obunge was unanimously nominated to lead the Brigade in the state. This was confirmed the following year when the Federal government approved his appointment as the State Commander of the WAI Brigade Command in the State. He joined the Directorate for Social Mobilization (MAMSER) in 1987. It was while he was in the directorate that he had the vision to contribute in other measures towards the advancement of the society, especially the youth. This led in 1991 to the establishment of the EMARID Evening Extramural Lessons; the seed had been planted.

In October, 1992 he began Emarid College as a co-educational secondary institution introduced into the educational sector. Not with the aim of joining the rest, but with the aim of giving our youth the opportunity to grow up and study in a discipline and God fearing environment.

In 1997, Pastor Obunge left the Directorate (now known as the National Orientation Agency -NOA) to concentrate on the management of Emarid College; a school he had nurture from 6 students in 1992 to its present status of over 1000 students.

Belemina Obunge’s life has been one dedicated not only to the service of the nation but more importantly to God.

* He was a State Youth Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Rivers/Bayelsa States.
* Area Pastor of the State Headquarters Area of the Mission.
* Obunge was appointed as State Pastor of Rivers 2 in the year 2000.
* He was transferred from Rivers 2 to Bayelsa in the 2009.

He has also at various times served in numerous committee and Task Forces at the National and State levels.
He was:
* Secretary, Association of Approved Private Schools, Rivers State
* Secretary, Association of Christian Schools of Nigeria, Rivers/Bayelsa States
* Member, Police Community Relations Committee
* Govt. nominee in the Management Committee of the Rivers State Youth Council
* Secretary, Patrons Council, WAI Brigade, Rivers state.
* Secretary, PFN, Rivers State Chapter
* Vice Chairman, PFN, Rivers State Chapter…

He is currently the
* IntercontinentalYouth Pastor- RCCG

* Pastor in charge of Region 35
* Coordinator Rivers Family
* Member, Police Community Relations Committee
* Head of Administration, National Protocol of RCCG
* Head of operations, Central Missions Board

Pastor Belemina T. Obunge is happily married to Tamunoemi and has two biological children.


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