Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba OFR, CON, SAN

Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba OFR, CON, SANChairman, Advisory Board

Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba OFR, CON, SAN, born on 8 March 1956 in Ikom, Cross River State, is a distinguished Nigerian legal practitioner, lawmaker, and public servant. He obtained his LL.B degree from the University of Lagos and furthered his legal education with an LLM degree from the University of Calabar. In 1978, he was called to the Nigerian Bar, marking the commencement of his illustrious legal career. His exceptional legal prowess led to his elevation to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2004, the first and only one so far from the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the first from the National Assembly.


Throughout his career, Senator Ndoma-Egba has held various leadership positions, including Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Calabar Branch, and President of the Calabar Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as Director of the Cross River Basin and Rural Development Authority, as well as Honourable Commissioner for Works & Transport in Cross Rivers State.


In the political arena, Senator Ndoma-Egba has made significant contributions, serving as Deputy Leader of the 6th Senate (2007-2011) and subsequently as Leader of the Senate (2011-2015). He represented Cross Rivers Central Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate for three consecutive terms from 2003 to 2015. He was Special Envoy to President Goodluck Jonathan on the election of Nigeria’s Rt. Hon. Bethel Amadi as President of the Pan African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa and President of the first Africa Legislative Summit that brought 53 Heads of Parliaments to Abuja, Nigeria in 2013.

Senator Ndoma-Egba was a member and Leader of Nigeria’s delegation to the Pan African Parliament and the Association of Senates, Scholars and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World (ASSECAA). Following his tenure in the Senate, he returned to his law practice as Senior Partner in the Law Firm of Ndoma-Egba, Ebri & Co in Abuja. In July 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, where he demonstrated exemplary leadership in driving development initiatives in the region. He is currently on the Board of Okitipupa Oil Palm Plc.


In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the legal profession and public service, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba has been honored with two national honors, Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) and Commander of the Niger (CON). He is also a Life Bencher.


Currently, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Start-Rite Schools, where his wealth of experience and commitment to education continues to make a positive impact on the institution and the wider community. Additionally, he is a Papal Knight of St. Sylvester and a keen lawn tennis player. Beyond his professional engagements, Senator Ndoma-Egba enjoys reading and writing. He is a widower and with three children and two grandchildren.