Pio Tikoduadua

Pio Tikoduadua

Tikoduadua in 2014
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
In office
25 September 2014  11 May 2015
Personal details
Born (1966-09-12) 12 September 1966
Nakorovou, Namalata, Tailevu
Nationality Fijian
Spouse(s) Sereana Cagileba (1998-)
Children 1 son, 1 daughter
Religion Catholic

Lt Col Pio Tikoduadua (born 12 September 1966 in Namalata, Tailevu) is a Fijian politician and former Member of the Parliament of Fiji. He served as Minister for Infrastructure and Transport[1] until his retirement in 2015.

Tikoduadua is a former Lieutenant colonel in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces. He joined the cadet training school with the current RFMF Commander, Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga, He also worked as an interpreter in the local courts to gain experience. He has also held several leadership roles before becoming Chief Of Staff: Operations at the RFMF. When Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's office, Parmesh Chand was transferred to Public Service Commission, Tikoduadua took over the role.[2]

In June 2014, he resigned as the PS to pursue a career in politics joining the FijiFirst party.[3]

Early Life and military

Tikoduadua was raised by his single mother, Senoveva Ranadi and wanted to be a truck driver. He attended primary school at Natovi and Saint Vincent College as well as St John’s College in Levuka.[4] He had his tertiary education in multiple universities including University of New South Wales, The Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies in Canberra and the Naval Post Graduate College in Monterey, California. He made it to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 2006 after graduating from the Australian Defence Force Command and Staff College. As a military officer, he has served in Lebanon, Egypt, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.

Tikoduadua was elected in the 2014 election, in which he won 3,611 votes.[5] He was appointed to Cabinet as Minister for Infrastructure and Transport in September 2014.[1]

On May 11, 2015, He resigned as Minister due to his failing health as he suffers from an advanced form of cancer and wanted to spend time with his family and his people in Delasui, Tailevu.[6] Assistant Minister for Education, Vijay Nath was then appointed as the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.[7]


  1. 1 2 "20-member Cabinet announced". FBC. 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  2. DELAIBATIKI, NEMANI (22 August 2014). "BATTLE FOR REWA". Fiji Sun. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  3. Kotoiwasawasa, Vosita (29 July 2014). "Tikoduadua resigns to contest election". Fiji Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. "Tikoduadua: Let's Strive Together To Better The Lives Of All Fijians". Fiji Sun. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  5. "2014 Election Results". Fiji Elections Office. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  6. "Fiji Minister resigns due to ill health". Radio NZ. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  7. Pratap, Ritika. "Assistant ministers appointed". Fiji Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
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