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In celebration of the illustrious career and life of Arc. Uwasa Gerry Ikputu, we honour a

woman whose dedication, expertise, and leadership have significantly impacted the field

of architecture and beyond.

Born on June 12, 1974, into the family of Late Chief Morgan Victor Ogiri and Mrs. Helen

Morgan Ogiri as the fourth child among eight children, Arc. Uwasa Gerry Ikputu began

her journey of excellence early, demonstrating leadership as the Senior Prefect at

Government Girls Secondary School, Ahoada.

She pursued her passion for architecture at

the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (now Rivers State University),

earning her Bachelor’s degree in 1997 and a Master’s degree in 2001.

Her professional journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment and exceptional


In 2002, she co-founded the Cubic Construction Company with two of her dear

colleagues Arc. Christopher Poromon and Arc Otonbara Spiff, establishing a foundation

for innovative architectural practices.

Her tenure with Shell Petroleum Development

Company from 2007 to 2013 as a Senior Quality Control Inspector highlighted her

meticulous attention to quality and her ability to lead high-stakes projects.

Arc. Ikputu’s impact further extended to her role as Project Supervisor Architect at the

Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority, where she headed the Design Unit

from 2013 to 2021.

Currently, she continues to make significant contributions as a Manager

in the PMS Department of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Her professional affiliations reflect her dedication to excellence and integrity in her field.

She is a proud member of the Nigeria Institute of Architects (MNIA), Architects

Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), Female Architects of Nigeria (FAN), the

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), she also completed a certificate course

in Valuation of Transport Infrastructure from the University College of Estate Management

in the United Kingdom, she is also a life member of The Full Gospel Businessmen’s


Arc. Uwasa Gerry Ikputu’s personal life is as inspiring as her professional one. She is

happily married to ESV. Gerry Ikputu whom she fondly calls her forever choice and honey

bunch, a foremost Estate Surveyor & Valuer, and together they are blessed with three

wonderful children, Adiel, Ivan, and Ivanna, after thirteen years of faithful waiting in their

over twenty one (21) years of marital union and bliss.

Today, we celebrate not just her birthday but her remarkable journey and the profound

impact she has made in her field and in the lives of those around her. Her passion for

excellence, her love for God Almighty, her dedication to her craft, and her commitment to

integrity and quality serves as an inspiration to us all.

Happy birthday and mighty congratulations, Arc. Uwasa Gerry Ikputu.

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