An astute businessman farmer, writer and philanthropist, Stephen Ehikioya Idehenre was born in Ewossa in Igueben local government area in present Edo State on 2nd September, 1966 and currently Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security.
Idehenre had his primary school leaving certificate from Obaseki Primary, Benin City and obtained his West African School Certificate from Annunciation College in Irrua, Esan central local government area before proceeding to the University of Benin for his law degree . Because of his quest for knowledge and the need to acquire requisite knowledge for public and business life, he also went to the Institute of Political Administration and Management where he was made a fellow of the institute thereafter, the Galilee International Management Institute in Israel for knowledge in the Aquaculture Industry.
Before his current appointment, he was Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor’s Office, Edo State between 2012 – 2014, a member, Edo State House of Assembly between 2007 and 2011 and Transition Committee chairman, Igueben local government area between 2003 and 2004.
A Fellow of the Institution of Political Administration Management (FIPAM) and a member of the PLANTATION OWNERS FORUM OF NIGERIA (POFON)