About Mrs Azuka Cecilia Uzoka Emejulu
Mrs Azuka Celicia Emejulu is a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and has over 30 years of experience as an International Relations Specialist.
She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the College of Saint Theresa, Minnesota, USA in 1976 and a Masters of Arts degree in International Relations at Indiana State University, USA in 1977.
She started her professional career at Nigerian Foreign Service in 1979 where she worked as Third Secretary in two departments; European Affair Department and the Internal Liaison Department. She was later posted to France in 1980 for two years before moving to the Embassy of Nigeria in Algeria where she served as the Second Secretary.
In 1984, she returned to Nigeria and worked as Second Secretary at the African Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She worked in Nigeria for four years before moving to New York in 1988. There, she worked under the Fifth Committee as First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations.
In 1989, Mrs Azuka Cecilia Emejulu moved to London and worked at Nigeria High Commission as Counsellor for 3 years before returning to Nigeria again in 1992. She spent few years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja working as Senior Counsellor before serving as Assistant Director at the Department of Trade and Investment.
In 2000, she was transferred to Thailand, where she was the Head of Chancery for five years before working as Acting Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (European Affairs Department in 2005.
Mrs Azuka Cecilia Emejulu became Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and Islamic Republic of Mauritania in 2007. She worked as Nigerian Ambassador and supported the interest of her country while promoting foreign strategies for 5 years.
In May 2012, she worked briefly for the Regions and International Organisations as Under-Secretary before retiring from service in November 2012.