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Chief Nwabuisi Iroaga is the traditional village head of Umuokoroala Obiohuru, Umuahia North, a local government area of Abia State, Nigeria, and has held this title since 1983. He has a MSc in physical and health education, anatomy and physiology, a MEd in psychology, counselling and psychological services from Springfield College, Massachusetts, United States, and a PhD candidacy in personality and social psychology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. From 1970, Chief Iroaga was a professor and senior faculty member, teaching psychology and organizational behaviour, at the Seneca College of Arts and Technology in Toronto, Ontario; he retired in 2005. In 1981, Chief Iroaga was appointed to the role of assistant chief education officer in the scholarship division at the Ministry of Education in Lagos, Nigeria. He then transferred to Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd. as the manager and then assistant general manager, establishment; he retired in 1996.
Chief Iroaga co-authored the article “Group Oriented Nature of Traditional Igbo Counselling Systems,” which was published in the Canadian Counsellor: Journal of the Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association 7, no. 2 (April 1973). Chief Iroaga was the initiator and participant leader at the Canadian International Development Agency at the Seneca College of Arts and Technology in Canada that helped to establish the School of Business Studies, College of Arts, Science and Technology in Port Harcourt, and the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, Nigeria.
Chief Nwabuisi Iroaga is a humble and dignified gentleman. He is an educator at heart and has never strayed from his passion. His love for the Igbo people, language and culture served as the motivation for writing this book. His goal is to preserve the Igbo culture and the history of the Umuegwu group of villages of Eastern Nigeria for future generations and all who may be interested.
Chief Iroaga is now retired. He lives with his wife, Nkechinyere, in Toronto, Canada, and travels quite frequently between Canada, Nigeria, and the United States, visiting his children and grandchildren as well as promoting Igbo culture whenever possible.