MR Benjamin Oghenero Akpoghene-Adaiah was born in Jos Plateau State and had his early education in Northern Nigeria. He has an NCE, BA and Masters Degree in Education, from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a forerunner to the NDDC and the Ministry of the Niger Delta. He was an active member of the Lagos Horticultural Society along with the likes of Mrs Murtala Muhammed, General Henry Adefope, and Mrs Felix Ibru. He has several newspaper and scholarly publications to his credit. He is a standing Christian, presently engaged in private business and is blessed with a very beautiful family.