Mr Celestine Maduike hales from Umekwune in Ngor Okpala Local government. He had resided in Liverpool for over fifty years. He came to the UK as a student and eventually settled in Liverpool and raised his family here. His career spanned NHS and Higher education at Liverpool John Moore University where he was a senior lecturer. He also ran a thriving business in the care sector
He has been an active member of the Igbo community since the late 1960's he has always embedded the values of Igbo culture in his life and has strived to impart these core values to his children and grand children, He has always undertaken a prominent and active participation within the Igbo Community of Liverpool.
He served in various executive roles including secretary and chairman of the association at which time the organisation could only be described as a thriving and profitable organisation. During the Presidency of Mr C. Maduike, The Liverpool City Council paid £29,457.48 as Disturbance Allowance in 1998 for 54 princes Road.
As one of the pioneering members, Mr Maduike has seen various changes over the years and is keen to see where the community goes next. He at this point also like to pay tribute to fellow founder members who are no longer with us, He truly believes in allowing change to come for the better and sees the youth of the community as the next set of torchbearers. He has pledged to give the benefit of his advice, experience and wisdom to see the Igbo Community grow to new heights.