Captain Evarest Edeh Nnaji was born into the family of Chief Silas Edeh Nnaji and Chief/Mrs Janet Wowo-Ogo Nnaji, of the Odengene larger family clan, Isienu Amagunze, Nkanu-East Local Government Area, Enugu State.
Other names known: Chief Odengene.
Date of birth: 16th August, 1962.
Isienu Community Primary School, Amagunze, Nkanu-East LGA, Enugu State: 1972-1978.
Madonna High School, Etiti, Imo State: 1978-1982
University of Lagos (UNILAG): 1998-2002 where he obtained a degree in Political Science
Professional Education and Qualifications:
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) USA, Aircraft Pilot License
Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Aircraft Pilot License.
Helicopter Services International, Spring Texas – USA. 1994-1996, 1998-1999
United Flight Services, Spring Texas – USA. 1996-1998
Salaika Aviation, Danbury Texas – USA. 2001 – 2005.
Nigeria Air Law (NCAA)
Licensed to fly in the United States of America and Nigeria
Special area of training: Vertical Reference and Long line helicopter pilot.
Business ownership and management status:
1. Odengene Air Shuttle Services Limited (OAS Helicopters) Nigeria.
2. Odengene Air Shuttle, Inc. (USA)
3. Odengene Group of Companies Ltd
4. Electrostatic Laser World.
5. OAS Offshore Logistics Ltd
Career and life goals:
A businessman, aviator and politician.
As an aviator, and a pioneer aviator, an ardent believer in aviation industry and technology.
As a businessman, he has singlehandedly steered OAS Helicopters from start up in 2006 to a major player in Nigeria oil and gas helicopter aviation by 2018.
He likes hard sports. He is a Black Belt holder, Taekwando.
Through Odengene Foundation, his pet philanthropic project, he has over the years granted and maintained scholarship for between hundreds of indigent students, ranging from high School through to the University. The Foundation also has a unique care program for orphans and abandoned babies. The program does not believe in adoption of babies, but raises the children completely for their parents; retaining their names for their biological parents, where known. The Foundation also undertakes legal services for Awaiting Trials inmates in prisons for minor offenses.