Benjamin Okezie Kalu, a celebrated philanthropist, lawyer and business man par excellence, is currently a member of the 9th House of Representatives and the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs.
At 23 he was a student representative in the University of Calabar. At 29 he was the National chapter Chairman of PDP in diaspora with six provincial branches under his office. At 31 he was the youngest LGA chairman of Bende, the oldest and largest undivided LGA in Nigeria with 99 autonomous communities. At 34 he was a member of the Abia Executive cabinet as the Senior Special adviser to the Executive Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs; and at 35, the Senior Special adviser to the Executive Governor on Millennium development goals and international relations.