Dr Cairo Ojougboh’s Biography, Age Parents, Political Career, Death, Net Worth, and More

Dr. Cairo Ojougboh is a popular Nigerian politician who has been in the Nigerian political space for a long time before the time of his death.


According to the available information, he was born on September 8th, 1959, in Ika South, Delta State, Cairo Ojougboh is from the Agbor tribe. Likewise, he is a high chief of Ndi Anioma and Agbor Kingdom.


Cairo Ojougboh is one of the most successful men from Delta State Nigeria, he had a career as a medical doctor before he moved to the Nigerian political arena, where he became famous and used his position to leave an incredible and long-lasting impact at several levels in a political career during his lifetime. 


In this article, I will let you know all the necessary information about the popular Nigerian politician from Delta State, Cairo Ojougboh.


Cairo Ojougboh was born on September 8th, 1959 in Ika South, Delta State. He was born into the family of Chief Corlenso Ojougboh and Mrs. Angelina Ojougboh, Cairo.


According to the available information, he attended Pilgrims Baptist Primary School before proceeding to St. Columba’s Grammar School and graduated in 1976.


Cairo Ojougboh continued his education by attending Auchi Polytechnic before attaining his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Benin in 1985.

Political Career 

Cairo Ojougboh is one of the most famous politicians in Nigeria during his lifetime. Cairo started his career as a politician when he became the Chairman of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) from 1998 to 1999. 


He also held the position of the Presidential Liaison Officer to the President of NASS and Special Assistant to the President of NASS (2007-2011). Cairo Ojougboh became the Chairman of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) from 2013 to 2015.


During his time in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Cairo was the National Vice Chairman and Chairman for the South-South region (2014-2016) and as Deputy National Chairman (2016-2017). 


His political expertise extended to roles as the Political Adviser to Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark and as the Executive Secretary of the National Unity Group (NUG).


Notable Achievements and Roles:

Cairo Ojougboh chaired influential committees such as the Petroleum Resources Committee and the Ad hoc Committee on EFCC Recoveries. He also served as a member of pivotal committees, including Power, Ethnic & Privileges, and Industries in the Nigerian House of Representatives.


2019 Gubernatorial Election

Dr. Cairo Ojougboh had the opportunity to contest in the Delta State gubernatorial primary election with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 governorship election in the state.

Unfortunately for Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, he only received 12 votes in the primary election that was held on September 30, 2018. Chief Great Ogboru was the winner, with 3,292 votes out of 3,515 valid votes,

Unfortunately, Chief Great Ogboru lost the election to the PDP candidate, who is the incumbent governor, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who was the governor of Delta State between May 2015 to May 2023.

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Parents and Siblings

Cairo Ojougboh was born into the family of Chief Corlenso Ojougboh and Mrs. Angelina Ojougboh, Cairo.

Currently, there’s no information about his parents and siblings. Cairo Ojougboh was born and raised in Ika South, Delta State. Probably his parents are natives of Ika South, Delta State.

Wife and Children

His wife is known as Ruth, she has been seen with Cairo Ojougboh on several occasions and events during his lifetime. There is not much information about Cairo Ojougboh’s wife and his children. 

Net Worth

At the moment of writing this article, there’s no information about 

Cairo Ojougboh’s net worth. He is probably worth billions of Naira before the time of his death.  


According to the report, after the AFCON semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa. Cairo Ojougboh reportedly died of a heart attack when South Africa scored a penalty against Nigeria in the match.

Cairo Ojougboh’s death was mourned by several Nigerians, including Nigerian politicians, political parties, and even President Bola Tinubu, the president described his death as a tragic loss.


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