Legacy University Okija had in about the year 1984 established in Okija, Anambra state, a college of Agriculture. The then Military Governor of Anambra state, late Air Commodore Omeruah commissioned the said college of Agriculture. However, due to the specialized nature of the institution and students apathy to Agriculture, the college failed to meet up with the expectations of the founders. When, however, the federal government of Nigeria made laws and regulations allowing the establishment of private universities in Nigeria, the proprietor of Legacy University Okija went into intense and meticulous planning on the establishment of the first rate university. The result of the efforts crystalized in the quest and preparedness to establish a private university to be called “Legacy University Okija”. To the glory of God, the Federal Government of Nigeria approved the establishment of Legacy University Okija on 2nd November 2016.