Lauretta Onochie @62

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Social Media Aide, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie today thanked God for crowning her with tender mercies, while celebrating her 62nd birthday.

Onochie in a Facebook birthday post, outlined Psalms 103:1-5 of the Bible and wished everyone adding a new year today, happy birthday.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:

He forgives all my iniquities;

He heals all my diseases,
He redeems my life from destruction,
He crowns me with loving-kindness and tender mercies,
He satisfies my mouth with good things,
So that my youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Happy birthday day to everyone who is adding a new year today, including, Femi Adesina and Asiyah Aisha Alubankudi. she posted.


Lauretta Onochie (Ada Anioma) was born on 9th July 1959. She is from Anioma, Igbo speaking part of Delta state, Nigeria.

She has a Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Calabar, also in Business Education from University of Benin.

She obtained a Post-graduate Degree in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) from University of Greenwich.

Lauretta Onochie has a Diploma in Humanitarian Response To Conflict And Disaster and The Health Effects Of Climate Change from Harvard University.

She worked as a teacher in Nigerian schools before she went to United Kingdom, where she lectured  at New City College – Epping Forest Campus between 2005 and 2011.

In 2011, she was appointed a consultant for AfricaFirst. However, in 2016, she left the work when she was appointed as the Social Media Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari .

In 2019, Lauretta Onochie was reappointed into the the same position after President Buhari was reelected.

In October 2020, Lauretta Onochie was appointed by President Buhari, as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), representing the South-South.

She was successfully screened for the position of INEC Commissioner yesterday, by the Nigerian Senate Committee on INEC

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