Before starting his current position with the Delta State Ministry of Education, Chiedu Ebie practiced as a corporate and commercial lawyer in Lagos having earned degrees from the University of Benin and Nigerian Law School. Following a brief stint in the legal department of Broad Bank of Nigeria and company secretary of the holding company of the publisher's of one of the country's biggest newspapers, Chiedu Ebie became a partner with the law firms, Okonjo, Odiawa & Ebie and Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors. While with these two firms, he assisted Millenium Oil and Gas Company Limited as a part-time managing director before transitioning to the agency full-time.
Following his legal career, Mr. Ebie served as managing director and chief executive officer of Millenium Oil and Gas, Ebie oversees one of Nigeria's indigenous hydrocarbon exploration and production companies. This indigenous firm maintains offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt and holds a license from the Federal Government of Nigeria's Department of Petroleum Resources. In 2003, it earned the designation of operator for the Oza Marginal Field and received the property the following year following the handover by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria. Over the past decade, Chiedu Ebie worked extensively on developing the asset, and the company plans to begin commercial production from the Oza asset in Q1 2015.