IGWE ISRAEL ELOEBO IWEKA
■ Igwe Israel Eloebo Iweka (1879-1934) was one of Nigeria's early Civil Engineers who built the massive Iweka Road, Onitsha in 1924.the crowned Igwe Iweka I, of Obosi was said to have single handedly built several roads in Obosi and Onitsha, around the year 1914. Some of the roads built by this famous man which exist to date
■ THE FIRST IGBO WRITER AND HISTORIAN
■ In 1922, Iweka wrote and published a 261-page history of Igbo-land. The book was written in English and Igbo languages. In the early 1990s, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, was said to have honoured “the book as the first history of the Iboland published by an Igbo man
■ He was made the warrant chief of Obosi in 1932. His eldest son, Isaac Iweka (1911-1996) was the first Igbo to have a degree in Civil Engineering from the Imperial College, London in 1939.