Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu is a Nigerian politician born on the 22nd of June, 1966. Lynda is the daughter of a former chief justice and two time NFA chairman Chuba Ikpeazu. She is popularly known as Lynda Chuba. Lynda had her early education in Onitsha Anambra State and graduated at Federal Government College, Enugu. She furthered her education in, England and America where she worked as a model.
Lynda obtained a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. She didn’t stop there; she went further to obtain another bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Buckingham where she was distinguished by holding a First Class Honors winning multiple awards.
Lynda Chuba was crowned the first Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1986. This then led to the trend of a large number of Igbo women participating in the Pageant.
Lynda was the first Nigerian to take part in the miss universe pageant since Edna Park in 1964. This was a huge achievement for her as she was also crowned Miss Africa that same year.
She was not limited to her fame in the pageantry world; Lynda Chuba utilized her business skills as she became a businesswoman in Lagos. She focused on servicing oil.
Lynda Chuba became a member of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003. Her efforts were crowned when she became the winner of the Nigerian National Assembly election representing Onitsha North-South Federal constituency as a candidate of the All People’
Lynda is an advocate of private-sector driven economy, thus she was dominant in the fights for the privatization of some public agencies of the federal government which was hitherto moribund.
She is committed to providing adequate care for the vulnerable and less privileged in the society. This passion brought about her sponsoring a Bill for the establishment of a National Social Security Welfare Board which majorly focuses on administering benefits to less privileged Nigerians. It also formulates policies in order to determine the people who would benefit from it.
She is also a member of the ECOWAS Parliament and also the chairman, Sub-Committee on NDDC Budget.
Currently, Lynda has sponsored various Bills that have all been passed at second reading at various Committee levels. A few of the Bills are:
- National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (Amendment) Bill 2015
- The constitution Amendment (Married Women’s Right) Bill 2015
- Computer Professionals 9Regiistration Council of Nigeria0 Amendment Bill 2015
She empowered over 150 members of her constituency in June 2016. Lynda supported them with various items such as motorcycles, Keke napep, sewing machines, grinding machines and generator sets. She also gave out loans to members of her constituency to enable them start-up small business.
Lynda took on multiple projects for her constituency, some of which are: The Onitsha Seaport which she added in the 1999/2000 Appropriation Act, provision of Transformers, sinking of boreholes and other social infrastructures.
After being called to bar, she played an active role in practising law in Ikpeazu Chambers and also took part in NBA Politics.