Profile of Traditional Chiefs of Ogbona

Profile of Chief Bernard Ikhanoba – The Egboise of Ogbona and the Village head of Akpabeghie village, Okotor-Ogbona

Chief Bernard Ikhanoba was born in 1942 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently the Village head of Akpabeghie village, Okotor-Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

Certificate in Literature

 

Carrier in Public Service

Apprentice Electrician

Community Development Assignments:

Holder of Egboise Title of Ogbona

Member of Oghie Avhianwu in-council

Chairman, Ivhiovhera quarters, Okotor, Ogbona

Profile of Chief Patrick Kadiri Ikhane – The Ogboikpise of Ogbona and Village head of Ikhane Village, Ivhiorevho Ogbona

Chief Patrick Kadiri Ikhane was born on the 6th June, 1933 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently holds Ogboikpise Title and the Village head of Ikhane Village, Ivhiorevho Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

  • Standard 6 1951
  • Teachers Grade II Certificate 1957
  • ACE 1972

Carrier in Public Service

  1. Employer: Teaching Service Board, Edo State
  2. Retired in 1991 as HM Special, Grade level 10, step 8
  3. Community Development Assignments:
  4. Member of Education Committee, Etsako East Local Government till the creation of Etsako Central Local Government
  5. Chairman, entertainment Committee of 1st and 2nd edition of Ogbona Day Celebrations
  6. Chairman, PTA Ogbona Secondary School from 1998 to 2013
  7. Chairman, Health Committee of Ogbona and UBTH Ogbona
  8. Chairman Etsako Central District Authority ward 4 in 2011
  9. A member, Education Committee, Etsako Central Local Government but recently dissolved

PROFILE OF CHIEF JACOB UTU ORBIH – Holds the Utokho-Ukpi Nape title of Ogbona and the Akpagi of Ivhido Village, Ogbona

Family Background

Chief Jacob Utu Orbih was born into the family of late Pa Orbih Ekhamhekpe (his father) and late Madam Maria Oboh Orbih (his mother) nee Imhoagene both from Ogbona in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State of Nigeria on 25th June 1939 among other eleven siblings which are as follows in the order of seniority:

  1. Oyagha Eboiso (late)
  2. Pa Aleghe Amedu Orbih (late)
  3. Ulokoaga Idode Irumhire (late)
  4. Pa Peter Zogetti Orbih (late)
  5. Umagajia Eghieye (late)
  6. Anthony Isah Orbih (late)
  7. Chief Michael Clement Kadiri (late)
  8. Henry Omholua Orbih (late)
  9. Ikhatsuekevho Asapokhai
  10. Chief Jacob Utu Orbih (himself)
  11. Juliana Fatima Anabor
  12. Chief (Dr) Felix Emhoakemhe Orbih

Chief J. U Orbih lost his father at a very tender age, as a teenager. His father died on the 26th of April 1950 when he (Jacob) was eleven years old, and after the death of his father, he was left under the tutelage of his mother and his elder brothers under the family headship of Pa Aleghe Amedu Orbih. At age 22, in the year 1961 Chief J.U Orbih married his first wife, Mrs. Grace Omosida Orbih, after which he married Mrs. Juliana Amiosinor Orbih and Mrs. Queen Orbih his second and third wife respectively. He is blessed with six (6) males and twelve (12) female children.

Educational Background

Despite the effort of his mother and his elder brothers to give him a formal education, he would rather prefer to follow his elder brother Pa Aleghe to the farm and help him manage home affairs. Though he is not formally educated, he can read, write and communicate in English language. He is a lover of education, this he demonstrated in his quest to ensure his children are formally educated.

Religious Background

Chief Jacob Utu Orbih was born into a Muslim family. He was later converted to Christianity at the arrival of the Catholic mission in Ogbona. He was baptized in the same Catholic Church in the year 1958 and became dedicated in service and worship to God in the Catholic Faith. As a committed member of the church, he worked in various capacities for the growth and development of the church. As part of his little contribution to the growth of the church, Chief Jacob Utu Orbih under Rev.(Fr) Colone was fully involved in the building process of the first Catholic church (St John the Baptist Catholic Church) in Ogbona community. Himself and other faithful brethren went as far as Ekperi (a village far from Ogbona community) bare footed to get some of the materials used in the construction of the church building. Also, like King David in the bible, the passion to build the house of God drove him into a foreign land in search of launchers and supporters for the proposed building of Rev. Father’s house in the year 1998. With the support of God Almighty and that of the people they worked together in the building committee, they were able to successfully start the construction of the Rev. Father’s house. Based on the inspiration he received to bring the church closer to the people of God in the catholic faith in Ogbona, Chief J.U Orbih pioneered the Basic Christian Communities (BCC), the first of its kind in the history of the Catholic Church in Ogbona. On 2nd of January 2015, he rededicated himself to the Lord Jesus Christ by confessing Jesus as his Lord and personal saviour.

Career Development

Chief J. U Orbih is an industrious farmer, a building contractor and a distinguished politician. His political career started far back in the year 1954/1955 at age 16 when his late elder brother, Chief M. C. K Orbih contested for the post of counsellorship (Ogbona/Iraokhor Ward). Since that election which he won overwhelmingly under the then NCNC party, Chief J. U Orbih became a renowned politician in the political history of Edo North in particular and Edo state in general under the leadership and tutelage of Chief M. C. K Orbih, his political mentor. He is presently a prominent member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). As a member of the party, he has functioned in various capacities ranging from ward leader, member of PDP Elders Forum, Etsako Central LGA, and coordinator, Senator Yisa Briamah Campaign Organization in Etsako Central LGA. He is presently the second oldest politician in Edo state after Chief Edebiri who is the current oldest politician in the state.

Community Development

Chief Jacob Utu Orbih has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Ogbona community, his community. As a chief (Okhaimho) representing Ivhiobere village (his kinsmen), he was an active member of the cabinet of both late Chief T.A Osigbemhe (the then Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona) and late Chief P.A Oboarekpe (the then Ogieavianwu of Avianwu Clan). He was known for his notable contributions in the matters that concern the development of Ogbona community and Avianwu Clan in general. Chief J.U Orbih is currently an active member of the cabinet of the current Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona, HRH William Uloko Idode and the Ogieavianwu of Avianwu, HRM Jackson Etokhana.

Honorary Chieftaincy

Chief Jacob Utu Orbih became one of the chiefs (Odwevho) of the then Ivhiobiri (now Ivhiobere) village on 8th November, 1997, and was latter made the Okhaimho of the same village by Chief T.A Osigbemhe on 29th, July 2006. On 26th, October 2008, Chief J.U Orbih was honoured with a chieftaincy title by the Ogie-aga of the three Ibie as the Este-Owa of the three Ibie. This honour was as a result of the contribution of the Orbih Family to the three Ibie Clan. He became the Oghie-ebo of Ivhiobere Adi on 2nd of April 2015. On the 25TH of March, 2017, he was made the Akpagi of Ivhido Village and the Utokho-Ukpi Nape.

Nicknames

He is popularly known as Chief Ovokhawhera, a nickname given to him by late chief P.A Oboarekpe. Because of his smartness, he is also fondly called 440 (four-forty) by his close friends. In 1995, because of his contribution to the growth of the Orbih family, late chief M.C.K Orbih (his immediate elder brother) nicknamed him “the minister of home affairs”

Social and cultural Life                                                                                                               

Chief J.U Orbih though reserved is a very sociable person who is fun to be with. He pioneered so many social and cultural groups in Ogbona community. He was a prominent band member in the early days of Gen. Bolivia Osigbemhe band group. He organized a dance group known as Orchestra in the year 1960; the Agbi cultural dance in 1970 where he became the founder and chairman. He is a very good and skillful drummer. He was one of the prominent drummer in Agbi Cultural Group, Uke Ivhido Cultural Dance Group; the Elue Ivhido Dance Group and the Ishoko (Hunters) Cultural Dance Group.  Chief Jacob Utu Orbih is also a good dancer. He was an active member of the Igieleghede Dance Group from the year 1964. He became one of the founding members of Anabui Club 88. Under his leadership as the president of that club, the club constructed a bus stop garage along Fugar-Auchi Express way as part of their humanitarian service to Ogbona Community. He was also a founding member of Ogbona Aloaye Union (now known as Ogbona Federated Union).

Family Life

Chief Jacob Utu Orbih is a lovely husband to his three beautiful wives whom they still live happily together and a wonderful father to his lovely eighteen children. He is presently the eldest man and the family head of the great Orbih family. He is a disciplinarian and a lover of truth and justice.

PROFILE OF CHIEF JOSEPH ABASEBEMHE SADO OBEAKEMHE, – The Akpagi of Ivhiochie and the Okhaimho of Ivhiosano Village, Ogbona, since 2006

  1. PERSONAL DATA:

(a)       FULL NAME –           JOSEPH ABASEBEMHE SADO OBEAKEMHE

(b)       SEX:    –                                   MALE

(c)       DATE OF BIRTH       –           IST NOVEMBER, 1943

(d)       PLACE OF BERTH    –           OGBONA

(e)       NATIONALITY          –           NIGERIAN

(f)        MARITAL STATUS   –           MARRIED

(g)       PERMANENT HOME          IVHIOSANO-IVHIOCHIE, OGBONA, ETSAKO CENTRAL L.G.A.

(h)       CURRENT POSTAL ADDRESS – C/O HILL TOP HOTELS, BOX 77, AUCH1

(i)       RELIGION      –       CHRISTIANITY

2          INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES:

(i)     ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL, OGBONA    -1949 – 1954

(H)     ST. JOHN’S BOSCO COLLEGE, UBIAJA   –    1957 – 1958

(iii)    PROVINCIAL TEACHER’S TRAINING, COLLEGE, ABUDU – 1963 – 1964

3          QUALIFICATION WITH DATES:

(i)        PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE –        1954

(ii)       TEACHERS GRADE THREE CERTIFICATE            –   1958

(iii)      TEACHERS GRADE TWO CERTIFICATE  –                1964

(iv)      GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION, GCE O/L     –    1981

  1. WORKING EXPERIENCE:

(i)        Class Teacher. St. Theresa’s Catholic School, Fugar – 1955 – 56

(ii)       Class Teacher, Catholic School Emu-Ebendo, Kwale            – 1959

(iii)      Class Teacher, St. Leo’s Catholic School, Ashaka, Kwale -1960

(iv)      Class Teacher, Catholic School Ibrede-Isoko  – 1961

(v)       Class Teacher, Catholic School, Utagba-Ogbe, Kwale – 1961

(vi)      Headmaster, Catholic School, Ogege-Isoko   – 1962

(vii)     Teacher, Olubi Demonstration School, Elekuro, Ibadan – 1965

(viii)    Enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force – 1st May, 1966

  • Recruit Constable Training – Police College, Ikeja, 1st May-31st

October, 1966.

  • Mobile Police Course at Mopol II Keffi – Lagos, 1st May 1967-31st

July, 1967

(iii)      Weapon course at Mopol 3, Enugu – June 1973

(iv)      PC – CPL, Promotion Course, Police College, Enugu, 1st May -31st July, 1976

(v)       Inspectorate Promotion Course   PC. Ikeja, 1st May- 26th July, 1979

(vi)      Quick Intervention Advance Weapon Course at Mopol 5, Benin – City – May – September, 1990

(vii)     ASP Promotion Course, at Oji River Police College   and

Promoted ASP 1st October, 92.

  1. SERVICE CARRIER IN NIGERIA POLICE FORCE:

(i)        Police Constable – (DETECTIVE)   DIV POLICE HQ Ikeja, 1966 – 1967

(ii)       Mopol 2 Keffi – Lagos

Deployed to Calabar during the Civil War in 1967 – 1970

(iii)      Detective (DCB) – DIV HQ. Ikeja – January 1971 – May 1971

(iv)      Motor Traffic Division (MTD) Ikeja January 1971 – May 1972

(v)       Patrols – Agege Police Station, Lagos   May 1972 – May 1973

(vi)      Patrols -Abakaliki Road Police Station, Enugu-May 20th, 1973-Dec. 23rd, 1974

(vii)     High way Patrol Onitsha 23rd December 1974 – 1st January, 1975

(viii)    PC Lecturer Police College, Enugu – 11th January, 1975 – 10th February 1982

(ix)      CORPORAL LECTURER – 26th July, 1976- 31st September, 1976

(x)       SGT. Lecturer   1st October, 1976 -26th July, 1979

(xi)      Quarter Master, Police College, Enugu – 26th July, 1979 – 10th February, 1982.

(xii)     2 i/c Traffic, Ihiaia Police – 10th February, 1982 – 7th February, 1984

(xiii)    O/C Escort Duties Anambra State Police H/Q Enugu 8th Feb. 1984 –20th May, 1985

(xiv)    O/C DCB Ogidi Police DIV HQ – May 1985   October 1989

(xv)     2 i/c High Way Patrol, Agbor, October 1989 – May 1990

(xvi)    S/O Owan Police Station, Agbanikaka, Benin City – September 1990 – May 1991

(xvii)   O/C Control Room, Operations Dept. Police State HQ, Benin City, O/C

Patrols, Benin-Ore and Benin Auchi Routes. November 1990 – May, 1991

(xviii)  Patrols, DIV HQ. Agbor-June 1991 – August 1992

(xix)    S/O Abuloma Police Station, River State Police Command – Aug. – Sept. 1992

(xx)     DPO (ASP) Abuloma Police Station – November 1992 – March 1993

(xxi)    Provost Marshal (ASP) Isiokpo Police DIV. HQ March – July, 1993.

(xxii)   DCO (ASP) Oporoma Div. Police HQ- Southern Ijaw LGA, Rivers State

April 1993 – Jure 1994

(xxiii)  DPO (ASP) Nembe Div. Police HQ Nembe LGA, Rivers State April 1994 – June 1996

(xxiv)  2 i/c Area Command (ASP) Sub-Urban Two HQ, Bori-Ogoni. Rivers State

June 1996 – July 1999.

(xxv)   Patrols & Guard (P & G) (ASP) OPS Dept. Rivers State Police HQ. Moscow Road, Port Harcourt – July – September 1999

(xxvi)  DPO (ASP) Tombia Police Station, Calabari, Rivers State

(xxvii) Provost Marshal (ASP) Police College, Nonwa Tai-Ogoni, Rivers State

October 1999-May 1st, 2001.

(xxviii) Retired as ASP after thirty-five years of meritorious service – May 1st, 2001.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES: SOCCER AND ATHLETICS

  1. HOBBY: Hunting

PROFILE OF CHIEF VITAL ENAMEGBAI ANAWEOKHAI – The village head of Ivhiosano Quarter, Ogbona

  • He was Secretary to Avhianwu Traditional Council from 1992 to 2010. Member of The Area customary Court, Fugar, from 2000 to 2003.
  • Palace Chief representing Ivhiosano Quarter from 1992 till date
  • He has served in pastoral council in most parishes he worked from 1955 to date. Church Council, Ogbona 1986 – Till Date
  • One of the go to persons on Ogbona history and customs

Chief Vital Enaimhegbai Anaweokhai, a native of Ivhiosano-Ivhiochie in Ogbona (Imhakhena), Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State. He was born into a Christian family of Mr. Joseph Akhaniamhe Anavheokhai of Ivhiosano-Ivhiochie and Mrs. Christiana Eladi Asapokhai of Ivhitse-Ivhiochie on the 8 October, 1935 at Onitsha. His father was a businessman who travelled as far as Onitsha to sell goods. He was baptized in the year 1940, confirmed 1950 and got married on the 14 May, 1961.

EARLY LIFE, EDUCATION AND CAREER

As a young boy, he started his education at Holy Trinity Catholic primary School, Onitsha, between 1946 -1947. In 1948, he returned home at the request of his father and resumed studies at St John’s School, Fugar. He had to return back to Onitsha and attended the African school which would later change to Our lady’s primary School, Onitsha. Between1951 to 1954, he also attended the Metropolitan School Onitsha. And since in those days, once one finished school, he/she was sure of an available employment, immediately started working.

 

His career in life began at the West African Institute for Oil Palm Research (WIFOR) now Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR) in 1955 as Agricultural Assistant in training. In 1957, he proceeded to School of Agriculture in Ibadan for more training till 1959. Upon completion of his studies, he returned to NIFOR, since he was trained by the institute. His normal career continued till 1964. With the creation of the Midwestern Region, he had to transfer to the Midwestern Nigerian Development Corporation (MNDC) from 1964 to 1970. But not long after, it was dissolved. He worked at Urhonigbe Rubber estate for some time. In 1970, Government acquired Rubber plantation in Egbududu-Aka and he was immediately posted there in 1971 to develop and manage the Ajagbodudu Oil Palm (Howard Estate) from 1973 to 1986. He was seconded to the Malaysian government by the Nigerian government to develop palm Oil farming in Malaysia between1960-61.

 

OGBONA ACTIVITIES

He was Secretary to Avhianwu Traditional Council from 1992 to 2010. Member of The Area customary Court, Fugar, from 2000 to 2003. Palace Chief representing Ivhiosano Quarter from 1992 till date.

CHURCH LIFE

Chief Vital E. Anaweokhai, to say the least can easily be referred to as a “churchman”. Right from an early young age has been faithful, committed and dedicated catholic. He is well grounded in his catholic faith that has always been very active in almost all places he worked and was posted. He has served in pastoral council in most parishes he worked, JDPC, Evangelization 2000 (then in Ben in Diocese council, Inter Religious Dialogue Commission, to mention a few:

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

  • 1955              Church Council, NIFOR
  • 1964-1966   Church Council, Igueben
  • 1966 -1970 Church Council, Urhonigbe
  • 1970 -1973  Church Council, Egbudu Aka
  • 1973-1974   Church Council, Ajagbodudu
  • 1974-1976   Church Council, Ewhohimi
  • 1976-1978   Church Council, Nsukwa
  • 1978-1986   Church Council, Benin City
  • 1986 – Till Date      Church Council, Ogbona

HIS REGRET That in spite of all the memos they wrote to the Federal Government pointing out the dangers of abandoning palm oil for crude oil was not heeded.

THE PROFILE OF CHIEF MOSES OBADELE OGBUALO – The village head of Ototo Village, Ivhiochie, Ogbona

Chief Moses Obadele Ogbualo is the current village head of Ape Ototo kindred in Ivhitse. He was crowned on 15th September, 1985, a position he has maintained till date thus becoming the most experienced palace chief among others in Ogbona community. He is also the most senior Oghiebo in Ivhitse quarters

Chief Moses Obadele Ogbualo was born on the 2nd of February, 1932 to the families of Pa Daudu Ogbualo Ototo of Ivhitse kindred of Ivhiochie quarter, Ogbona and Madam Iyawo Akhadumhe of Ivhiegbepui town, Uweppa, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.

Chief Moses Obadele Ogbualo attended Catholic Missionary School, Ogbona from 1945 to 1948 and passed to Standard 3 but got expelled for going for club activities against the school rule. Straightaway, he joined his father in the farming profession. His father trained him in the cultivation of various crops including yams, cassava, rice, groundnuts, melons, maize and other cash crops. He has had over 75 years’ experience in farming.

He is happily married to Mrs. Victoria Obakhaye Ogbualo and Mrs. Cecilia Amino Ogbualo and the marriages are blessed with seven children and many grand and great grand-children.

Chief Moses Obadele Ogbualo is the current village head of Ape Ototo kindred in Ivhitse. He was crowned on 15th September, 1985, a position he has maintained till date thus becoming the most experienced palace chief among others in Ogbona community. He is also the most senior Oghiebo in Ivhitse quarters

As a cultural man, he is the patron of Ogbona Community masquerade cultural dance band known as Ikpeluemhe Dance Group, OGAKPOGUN, A cultural dance group he joined in 1946 and was made the head on 31st August, 2014.

Chief M. B. Ogbualo is an encyclopedia on Ogbona history based on what was transmitted to him by his father and what he has gathered from over 85 years of his existence. For example, his late father told him that Ogbona was the first born of Imhakhena who was the last born of Anwu that migrated from Bini and settled at UTAGBABOR, Fugar in the present day Etsako Central LGA of Edo State. And that Ogbona later gave birth to two children, namely, OKHUA and OMIERELE. Okhua later had, OCHIE, OREVHOR, UDOKHAKOR while OMIERELE had OKHOTOR and ANAGA

Chief M.B. Ogbualo is a consultant in all issues relating to burial ceremonies, New Year, new yam festival, customary court, traditional dance band, chieftaincy, Okhei title etc.

Chief M.B. Ogbualo is a true Christian believer and a catholic hence he wedded his long time 1st wife in 2014

His major regret in life is that he did not know his mother who passed when he was just a toddler.

He would want to be remembered for his humility, simplicity and dedication to Ogbona service.

Chief M.B. Ogbualo wants the Okhei title to be modernized to reflect Christian values as things cannot remain the way they have always been.

 

NOTE FROM ALFRED IDODE

In those days, there was this story of Pa Ogbualo and his elderly friends who paid a visit to the school, Native Authority, Ogbona. Pa Ogbualo and his group of elders arrived the school chorusing this greeting: Vha nana, ene wena, lagi ene awena. Meaning, good morning teachers and pupils. After the exchange of greetings, Pa Ogbualo observed his son, Obadele was sitting idle, not writing anything, curiously, he asked: Obadele go obe? Aaoh, ude amhe?.  Meaning: Obadele, where is your book? Aaoh, did you buy for me? This encounter later became popular up to the point that local drummers started drumming and singing with it. Badele go obe, Aaoh, ude amhe?

Profile of Chief Matthias Amionikhena Akpaibor – The Okhaemho of Osimhua Village – Ogbona Sub-Clan, Avhianwu

This gentleman played major roles as General Secretary of Ogbona Federated Union 1984 – 2004 and Secretary to Ogbona Community for over 20 years respectively. The work of secretaries in those days was very tedious due the methods apply. We salute these gentlemen for documenting stuff for posterity.

  • Chief Matthias Amionikhena Akpaibor, is the Okhaemor of Osimhua Village. Ogbona.
  • General Secretary of Ogbona Federated Union 1984 – 2004
  • Was the First Ogbona indigene to establish a Computer Business Centre, named St. Matthias Computer Center, Ogbona

 

Chief Mathias Amionikhena Akpaibor was born on 8th August, 1949 at Ogbona in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, his parents are late Pa Onotu Akpaibor and Madam Iyawo Ameogbomhi Akpaibor (Nee) Asuelimhe.

Attended Saint John primary school, Ogbona 1955-1961 and later continued in St Michael Modern School, Ogbona 1962 – 1964. He later attended New Guide Commercial Secondary school, Warri 1965 – 1969 and later proceeded to Auchi Polytechnic, Benin Campus.

Chief Mathias worked in several places in his career; Institute of Continuing Education, Benin City, 1972-1974 as a Confidential Secretary, State Board Of Education, Benin City As Secretary, Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun as A Personal Officer. Now Retired.

Ad-Hoc Training: Attended Short Courses and Seminars both National and International.

 

Community Activities:

  • General Secretary of Ogbona Federated Union 1984 – 2004
  • Chairman Advisory Council to His Royal Highness, the Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona, Organising Development Projects in the Community.
  • Was Crowned the Okhaemor of Osimhua Village – Ogbona Sub-Clan, Avhianwu, Edo state.
  • Was the First Ogbona indigene to establish a Computer Business Centre, named St. Matthias Computer Center, Ogbona.
  • The First Chairman of Avhianwu Summit Organising Committee held in 2014 at Yerima Hotel, Oghiadomhe Way, Fugar.

Church Activities:

  • Member of Association of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Marv as a Promoter.
  • Member of Holy Ghost Missionary Movement.

Chairman, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Parish Laity Council, Ogbona.

Profile Chief overall Daniel Ikpemhinoghena Oshiotse – The Village head of Ukhami Village of Ivhianaga quarter of Ogbona

Chief overall Daniel Ikpemhinoghena Oshiotse, Village head of Ukhami Village of Ivhianaga quarter of Ogbona, born on  2nd December, 1943, professionally trained Transporter and first Ogbona to purchase two brand new Peugeot  salon cars same day same time in 1979.

Created and first to chairman NATIONAL UNION OF ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION of Avhianwu from the larger united Etsako union then headquartered in Auchi and later became the overall chairman of all the union units in Etsako central local government upon the creation of the local government in 1998.

Presently a palace chief, married and blessed with children among who are 18 graduates.

PROFILE OF CHIEF JOHN OSHIOMHOGHO OGEDEGBE – THE OKHAEMHO OF INNIH VILLAGE, OGBONA

Chief John Oshiomhogho Ogedegbe was born on the 3rd of February 1944 in Ogbona Etsako central LGA, Edo State. A possesses a Grade 3 trade test certificate in Carpentry (1966). He is currently the village head of Innih village, Ogbona.

Currently the Okhaimho of Innih village, Ogbona.

Community Development Assignments:

  • Member: Ogbona Union, Ibadan Branch – 1969-1988.
  • Member: Ogbona Union, Auchi – 1988-1990.
  • Ivhiochie Apakhaide Union, Home Branch -1990 till date.
  • Member: Oghie ‘Avhianwu in-Council.

Member: Carpenter’s Union (voluntary services during rain storm disaster in Ogbona).

PROFILE OF CHIEF LAWRENCE IYEVHOBU – VILLAGE HEAD OF ATOGWE VILLAGE, OGBONA

Chief Iyevhobu Lawrence was born on the 24th, April 1962 in Ogbona. He obtained a WAEC/GCE certificate in 1983.

Currently the Village Head of Atogwe Village, Ogbona

Community Development Assignments:

  • Secretary Ogbona Youth Vigilante 1996-1999.
  • Secretary NURTW, Ogbona Unit- 1993-2003.
  • Chairman NURTW, Ogbona Unit- 2003-2010.
  • Secretary NURTW, Etsako Central LGA – 1998-2011.

Profile of Chief George Kadiri – The Okhaemho of Emhoepo Village, Ivhiochie, Ogbona

Chief George Kadiri was born on the 20th April, 1943 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

He is currently the village head of Emhoepo, Ivhiochie-Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

  1. Primary Six Certificate 1957
  2. General Certificate of Education (GCE)
  3. 50/100 WPM Typewriting/Shorthand
  4. Certificate in Public Admin, University of Benin, Benin City

Carrier in Public Service

  1. Stenographer/Confidential Secretary 1970-1991
  2. Higher Executive Officer 1992-2004
  3. Retired as Principal Executive Officer Grade One in the Federal Public Service in 2004

Community Development Assignments:

  1. Secretary to Okphe Ukpi-in-Council 2012 – Date
  2. Executive member Oghie Avhianwu-in-Council
  3. Deputy President Ogbona Federated Union 2011-2015
  4. General Secretary, Ogbona Federated Union 2004-2011
  5. President, Ivhiochie –Apakhaide Federated Union 1980-1987
  6. Chairman/Secretary, Ogbona Imhakhena Union (now Ogbona Federated Union) in Ibadan, Benin and Auchi branches from 1964 to 1992.

Served as a member/secretary in various Ogbona Development projects like Water, Electricity, Grammar School Building etc. between 1964 to 1989

Profile of Chief Francis A. Umago (Franco) – The Okhaemho of Ivhiobore Imhomoh Village, Ogbona

Chief Francis A. Umago was born in 1946 at Idioro, Ibadan in Oyo State.

Chief Francis A. Umago is currently the village head of Imhomoh, Ivhiobore-Ogbona

Franco returned to Ogbona with his mother Ashetu Umago Nee Eleta in 1949 after the death of his father, James Otoukpo Umago

He started his primary school in 1954 at the Catholic School, Ogbona and finished at EDC School, Ogbona in 1960.

Franco could not attend secondary school despite his admission to Our Lady of Fatima, Auchi due to funding. In 1962, he left for Ibadan to live with his uncle John Eghiebade Umago. In 1963, he started learning the tailoring work with Isaac Obeakemhe as an apprentice at De King of Modern Fashion. He had his freedom in 1966.

He opened his workshop called Franco Tailors and draper and later changed to Franco School of Tailoring on February 2nd, 1967. He was suite specialist. He relocated to Auchi, in 1975 and later to Ogbona in 1979.

Community Development Assignments:

Chairman, Committee on Ogbona/Iraokhor on electricity project in 1970

President, Avhenegbe Club, Ogbona

Past President Aloaye Club, Ogbona

Past President, Tailors Union, Ogbona

Profile of Chief Richard Otse – The Village head of Agba Village, Ivhiosano-Ogbona

Chief Richard Otse was born on the 15th May, 1950 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently the Village head of Agba Village, Ivhiosano-Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

City and Guilds of London

 

Carrier in Public Service

Employed in the Nigerian Railways on 1st April 1972

Retired as Principal Officer on 1st September, 2005

Community Development Assignments:

Village head of Agba Village, Ivhiosano, Ogbona

PTA Chairman, Ogbona Secondary School, Ogbona

Contact Phone Number: 0803-332-7911

Profile of Chief Lawrence Ikhiagwa – The Village head of Okhatie Village, Ivhiorevho-Ogbona

Chief Lawrence Ikhiagwa was born on the 21st July, 1947 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently the Village head of Okhatie Village, Ivhiorevho-Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

Secondary Modern Three Certificate, 1963

 

Carrier in Public Service

Retired as Inspector of Police from the Nigerian Police

Community Development Assignments:

Member, Ogbona Imhakhena/Asama Union, Lagos Branch (now Ogbona Federated Union) 1964

Chairman, Ogbona Federated Union, Benin City Branch, 1979-1981

Chairman, Ogbona Federated Union, Auchi Branch, 2004-2011

National Treasurer, Ogbona Federated Union, Headquarters, 2004 to 2011

Member: Oghie ‘Avhianwu in-Council 2007 to date.

Member: Okphe Ukpi-in-Council 2007 to date

Profile of Chief Lawrence Ikhiagwa – The Village head of Okhatie Village, Ivhiorevho-Ogbona

Chief Lawrence Ikhiagwa was born on the 21st July, 1947 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently the Village head of Okhatie Village, Ivhiorevho-Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

Secondary Modern Three Certificate, 1963

 

Carrier in Public Service

Retired as Inspector of Police from the Nigerian Police

Community Development Assignments:

Member, Ogbona Imhakhena/Asama Union, Lagos Branch (now Ogbona Federated Union) 1964

Chairman, Ogbona Federated Union, Benin City Branch, 1979-1981

Chairman, Ogbona Federated Union, Auchi Branch, 2004-2011

National Treasurer, Ogbona Federated Union, Headquarters, 2004 to 2011

Member: Oghie ‘Avhianwu in-Council 2007 to date.

Member: Okphe Ukpi-in-Council 2007 to date

Profile of Chief Joseph Okozi – The Village head of Okozi Village, Ogbona

Chief Joseph Okozi was born on the 17th September, 1949 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently the Village head of Okozi Village, Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

Primary School Leaving Certificate, WASC and OND, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi

 

Carrier in Public Service

People’s Bank, Uromi technical College Branch

Principal, Prudence Comprehensive Secondary School, Ogbona

Community Development Assignments:

Village head of Okozi Village, Ogbona

Contributed to Educational developments in the community

Profile of Chief Francis Akisayo Irene – The Okhaimho of Anyai village, Ivhiorevho, Ogbona

Chief Francis Akisayo Irene was born in 1938 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently the Village head of Anyai, Ivhiorevho, Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

Primary School Leaving Certificate, 1957

 

Carrier in Public Service

Etsako Central local Government as works attendant since 2007 till date

Community Development Assignments:

Okhaimho of Anyai village, 2011 to date

Community leader in Ogbona in general. Always called upon to settle issues between Ogbona and neighboring communities

Profile of Chief Azelake Okhire – The Okhaimho of Oghe village, Ogbona

Chief Azelake Okhire was born in 1952 to Pa. Okhire and Aminetu at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently the Village head of Oghe village, Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

Anglican Primary School Ogbona, 1958 to 1964

Primary School Leaving Certificate, 1964

 

Carrier in Public Service

Ugbekpe, Ekperi Etsako Central local Government as a Mechanic

Community Development Assignments:

Okhaimho of Oghe village, Ogbona

Azelake is a story teller

Profile of Chief David Omoegie Ugbodaga – The Village head of Ivhietso village, Ivhido quarters, Ogbona

Chief David Omoegie Ugbodaga was born 25 October, 1967 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently the Village head of Ivhietso village, Ivhido quarters, Ogbona since 2011.

Educational Qualifications

Secondary School Certificate 1984

 

Carrier or Vocation

Trader/Farmer

Community Development Assignments:

General Secretary, Ivhido Quarters, Ogbona, 2009-2015

General Chairman, Ivhido Quarters, Ogbona, 2015- 2017

Financial Secretary 2010-2017, Inakwegiemhe age group, Ogbona

General Secretary, Ivhietso, Ivhido quarter, Ogbona, 2011-2017

General Secretary, Apategie family meeting, 2012-2017

Treasurer Unic Club of Ogbona, 2011 – 2017

Financial Secretary, Aloagbaye general meeting

Profile of Chief Noel Ikhane Imhoedemhe – The Village head of Enamino Village, Ivhitse-Ogbona

Chief Noel Ikhane Imhoedemhe was born on the 11th April, 1948 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently the Village head of Enamino Village, Ivhitse-Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

Primary School leaving Certificate

 

Carrier in Public Service

Joined the Nigerian Army in 1969 as a Battalion armorer (arm store)

Employed as a security Guard at Ogbona Secondary School, Ogbona in 1986

Community Development Assignments:

Financial Secretary Eghiekhakhumhe age group in 1978

Village head of Enamino Village, Ivhitse-Ogbona since 2007

 

Member: Okphe Ukpi-in-Council 2007 to date

Profile of Chief Sunday Osilama Ogah – The Village head of Imela Village, Ivhitse-Ogbona

Chief Sunday Osilama Ogah was born on the 20th October, 1945 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State to Late Pa. peter Brai Ogah and Anima Ogah (nee Imoagene)

Currently the Village head of Imela Village, Ivhitse-Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

BAEd/History, NCE, TC II, Modern III and First School Leaving Certificate

 

Carrier in Public Service

Employed as a teacher 1st January 1967 and progressed to become Principal II.

Retired 1st October 2000

Community Development Assignments:

Secretary, Ogbona Federated Union, Auchi Branch, from 1976 to 1997

Chairman, Ogbona Federated Union, Auchi Branch, from 1997 to 2004

Became the first Okhaimho of Imela Village, Ivhitse-Ogbona on June 26th 2007

Hobby

Reading and Farming

Football and Basketball

Profile of Chief Paul Saliu Eleta – The Village head of Anyiora Village, Ivhido-Ogbona

Chief Paul Saliu Eleta was born on the 5th May, 1932 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.

Currently the Village head of Anyiora Village, Ivhido-Ogbona

Educational Qualifications

Teachers Grade I Certificate

 

Carrier in Public Service

Retired as Senior Assistant Inspector of Education

Community Development Assignments:

Pioneer Executive member of Ogbona Federated Union, from 1992 to 2016

Deputy President, Ogbona Federated Union, from 2004 to 2011

Secretary to Okphe Ukpi in Council 2001 – 2011

Served as Chairman/member of various Ogbona Development projects

Profile of Chief Okpobisa Omiawa – The Village head of Akphiokhai Village, Ivhiochie-Ogbona

Chief Okpobisa Omiawa was born in 1949 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State to Late Pa. Omiawa and Catherine Omeawa

Currently the Village head of Akphiokhai Village, Ivhiochie-Ogbona

Occupation

Farming

Community Development Assignments:

First village head Akphiokhai Village, Ivhiochie-Ogbona since 3rd September 1993

Served as an arbitrate to land disputes in the community

 

Profile of Chief Thomas Agbepue – The Village head of Imhonighie Village, Ogbona

Chief Thomas Agbepue was born on 3rd January 1950 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State

Currently Village head of Imhonighie Village, Ogbona

Community Development Assignments: Village head of Imhonighie Village, Ogbona

Profile of Chief Thomas Agbepue – The Village head of Imhonighie Village, Ogbona

Chief Thomas Agbepue was born on 3rd January 1950 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State

Currently Village head of Imhonighie Village, Ogbona

Community Development Assignments: Village head of Imhonighie Village, Ogbona