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Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu was born to the family of Chief and Mrs. Agboje Aniagwu of Akumazi-Umuocha in the present day Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State.

He had his early education at the Umuocha Primary School, Akumazi-Umuocha. from there he proceeded to Ndemili Grammar School, Ndemili, in Ndokwa West LGA, Delta State, where he obtained his West African Examination Council (WAEC) Certificate in 1988. Thereafter, he proceeded to Auchi Polytechnic in 1991, where he obtained a National Diploma in Mass Communication in 1993.

During his sojourn in Auchi Polytechnic in 1992, he took part in the mandatory four month Industrial Training program and worked at the office of the then governor of Edo state, Chief John Odigie Oyegun. He also had a one year stint with the Lion of Africa Insurance company, Lagos, in 1994, under the Industrial Attachment Scheme at that time, before proceeding to the Ogun State Polytechnic in 1996 to pursue a Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication.

Having obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication, in 1999 he proceeded to Yobe State for the mandatory National Youth Service, where he worked as an Information Officer in the State’s Ministry of Information. Upon completion of his Service Year, he worked briefly with the Rural Link Publications Limited, publishers of the Yobe Rural Link, and was assigned to the Government House beat.

Seeking to further develop himself, Mr. Aniagwu undertook further studies in the University of Calabar, where he was awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration.

He is a holder of several certificates in courses he has participated in over the years, which include; one in Modern Broadcast Technologies from the renowned Deutsche Welle Radio Training Centre in collaboration with Voice of Nigeria, a diploma in computer studies, and others.

As a Media Practitioner with over 20 years experience under his belt, with particular emphasis in Perception Management, Mr. Aniagwu has handled several positions of responsibility in various high ranking establishments.

In 2001, he worked as the Political Correspondent in DBN TV, from where he left to DAAR Communications in 2005 where he served as the National Assembly Correspondent. He was the Co-Producer/ Presenter of ‘Political Platform’ for Raypower FM up until 2015, until he assumed office as the Chief Press Secretary to the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa; a position he held until his appointment as the Honorable Commissioner for Information in 2019.

Mr Charles Aniagwu is an astute businessman and until 2015, sat as the Chairman/ CEO of Jace-Darl Investment Nigeria Ltd/ Hotels and also as the Chairman/ CEO of Jace-Darl Media & Communications Nigeria Ltd with a total staff strength of about 200.

He is a philanthropist who has keen interest in empowering youths to become entrepreneurs.

He is an intellectual, who is passionate about traveling, listening to and participating in International & Political Debates.

Mr. Aniagwu is happily married to Mrs. Chinenye J. Aniagwu and they are blessed with children.

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