Meet Amodu Hilary Edime, the New Administrator, Idah Local Government

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Hon. Hilary Edime Amodu is an event consultant, politician and a young man who is the current Administrator of Idah Local Government.

Hilary was born on 23rd October, 1973(44yrs) to the family of late Mr & Mrs. Henry Hassan Amodu in Idi-Araba in Mushin Area of Lagos State. 
He hails from Idah Local Government, Kogi State.


He started his early primary school at St. Boniface Primary School, Idah before completing it at the prestigious Premier School Mushin in Lagos State.

In 1983, he got admission to Federal Government College, Ugwolawo in Ofu Local Government Area where he obtained his Senior School Certificate in 1989.

He attended the prestigious University of Ilorin, Kwara State, where he bagged the Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. His penchant for more knowledge propelled him to enroll for Master’s Degree in Industrial Labour Sociology in Kogi State University, Anyigba where he also graduated with an Msc.

Hilary’s quest to carve out a niche for himself became member of several professional bodies amongst which are:-

Member, Certified Institute of Economics (MCIE)

Member, Nigerian Institute of Cost Management (ICM)

Member, Nigerian Institute of Corporate Affairs and Business Management (ICAM)

Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)

Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)

Member, Nigerian Institute of Financial Analyst of Nigeria (IFIAN)


Hilary Edime Amodu started his working career as a statistical clerk at Inikpi Industrial Clinics in Lagos between the year1990-1991, upon his dedication and committed service in 1992 he was appointed as the Public Relation Clerk of Pharm Ventures Nig Ltd, the post he held till 1993.

Immediately after graduation, he proceeded on the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corp, Where he served as the Administrative Officer of Osun State Transport Corporation, Osogbo, Osun State.

This star, upon his finishing his NYSC was identified by the chairman of Fracpaul Nigeria Ltd (Marketing Consultant) who picked him up for immediate employment as an Administrative and Public Relation Officer, the same month he completed his mandatory youth service corp.

His continued strive for greater height was second to none as he was among the 50 of the 8,000 applicant that qualified for the then New Nigerian Bank’s Job in the year 2000 where he worked assiduously and eventually became the Clearing Officer of the bank, Head of Funds Transfer and the Chairman, Clearing House, Jos Branch of Central Bank of Nigeria before his exit in the year 2002.

Hilary later joined group of friends to put together a communication outfit at that young age called WJ Communications where he served as manager.

His leadership style has attracted several persons in various sectors of human endeavour for his rear talent, he was later offered the position of Assistant Manager at Quality Insurance Ltd, Abuja in the year 2003. By the year 2004, Hilary joined the services of Afribank Securities Ltd, where he rose to the position of Senior Investment Officer between the year 2004 to 2005.

To further show his love for the hospitality industry, young Hilary put together an event management team called Edhradu Ventures.

By April 2007, he returned back to the bank, where he was employed by First Inland Bank Plc as Head of Retail, Abuja, the position he occupied before he was appointed as the Pioneer Branch Manager, First Inland Bank Plc and later Finbank Plc, Ayingba, where he influenced the employment of several Igala sons and daughters.  He resigned his appointment in August 2009 to join a new group – First City Monument Bank FCMB as the Branch Manager of its Makurdi Branch, this position he held until the year 2010 when he joined WTL Properties Ltd as the Chief Operating Officer. 

Hilary Edime Amodu is today the CEO, Edhradu Integrated Services Ltd, Edhradu Ventures and Who’s Who in Igalaland.

He was the National President of Rural Youth Volunteers Association; Past President, Kogi Youth Forum and Past President, Anchor Club – Abuja. He is currently the organizer of the biggest carnival in North Central Nigeria “Igala Carnival”As an Igala man head to toe, he recently composed the Nigeria National Anthem into a song in Igala language that is sang today at every Igala function.

He has several publications to his credit among which is the only authoritative biographical encyclopedia on Igala Sons and Daughters “Who’s Who in Igalaland” Hilary also holds the chieftaincy title of the “Ejuchegahi Eje Ofu (Dogbaa).


Hillary desire to affect the lives of his people politically sprang up in the year 2006 – 2007, where he contested for the seat of Kogi State House of Assembly to represent Idah Constituency. He is today a member of the Kogi State APC Campaign Council.

He is currently the coordinator of Abuja Merit Award; Kogi Merit Award and Igala Merit Award and the Igala Women of Substance Merit Award. 
Hilary Edime Amodu  has also received several awards amongst which are; 
Frontiers Club Merit Award and the African Heritage Television Merit Award. He is a member of Rotary Club, enjoys travelling and football.

He is married to Priscilla Olugoma, nee Idakwo, and they are blessed with children.

On 31 December 2018, Amodu Hilary was appointed as the administrator for Idah Local Government.

– Sufyan Adam

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