Honourable Mike Omogbehin is the incumbent Federal Legislator representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal constituency at the Green Chamber( House of Representative) of the National Assembly in Abuja. He is the fourth Honourable Member representing the constituency in the last 16 years.
Born on April 13, 1963, the amiable Legislator hailed from the Lubokun Dynasty in Osooro Kingdom in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. Though born a prince, Honourable Mike Omogbehin is quick to tell anyone who comes across him that he is a prince who eats with his bare fingers. The irony of the parodoxical statement is not lost on some of those who have personal encounter with him. Honourable Mike Omogbehin mingles easily with the low and dines with the mighty in the society seamlessly without any airs around him. Hon Omogbehin is happily married and blessed with wonderful children.
Background and Education
Honourable Mike Omogbehin did not have the benefit of direct education beyond secondary school which he did at Igbotako Community Grammar School, Igbotako, in Ondo State unlike majority of those in his age group then who went to the elite schools in the region. He had to work to fend for himself and also to foot the bills of his younger siblings who were already in school. At a very tender age, he was already a father figure to his brothers and sisters.
But, he never lost focus. As a person resolutely determined and ruggedly committed to having higher education in spite of several initial setbacks, through private studies, he is now a humble holder of an array of certificates and diplomas to his credit which includes: Professional Diploma in Management(NIM DIP), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State; Advance Diploma, Financial Managment, Federal University of Technology, Owerri; Post Graduate Diploma, Financial Management, FUTO; MBA, Project Management, FUTO; Global Project Management College, United Kingdom, Executive Master Certificate, Project Management, Certified British Project Professional, CBPP . He is a member of Global Project Professional Society and also chartered member ot the Nigerian Institute of Management.
Hon Mike Omogbehin has worked in various places before venturing into politics. And everywhere he has worked, he has excelled beyond expectation. Between 1985 and 1989, he worked with NIGERLEC Contractors Limited, an Electrical and Telecoms Services provider, of 8th Floor Marble House 1, Kingway Road, Ikoyi, Lagos as an Accounts/Admin Supervisor.
Between 1989 and 1992, Hon Mike Omogbehin worked with Investment Capital Nigeria Limited, a Feasibility/Project Appraisal and Implementation Company, of 6thFloor Investment House, Broad Street, Lagos as an Investment/Credit Supervisor.
Hon Mike Omogbehin moved to Olam Nigeria Limited,a Procurement Company, of 48, Marina Lagos in 1992 as a Field Officer. He was there till 1995.
In 1995, Hon Mike Omogbehin moved to LACOM Communication Limited,an arm of Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the Publishers of Policy Magazine, of 111b,Sulva Crescent Anthony, Lagos as Assitant Finance/Admin Manager.
From 1996 to 2000, Hon Mike Omogbehin worked with SEECOM Nigeria Limited, a Telecoms Sales,Installation and Services Company, of 311, Apapa Wharf Road, Apapa, Lagos, where he left as Assistant General Manager to establish his own firm.
Before he was elected to represent his people at the House of Representatives in the 2015 general election, Hon Mike Omogbehin was the Chief Executive Officer of Mijaphone Nigeria Limited, a Management/Project Consultancy Company, of 1, Folorunso Jegede Street, Orelope, Egbeda, Lagos.
Politics and Political Offices Held
Aside being a Project Management Consultant, which is his first love, Hon Mike Omogbehin is a tested politician. He has served as the State Secretary of the All Nigerian People’s Party(ANPP),now defunct; he was appointed a board member of Ondo State Development Company by the late Governor, Dr Olusegun Agagu. He later became the chairman of the government agency. He was also a member, Committee on Management of State Resources, Ondo State; Member, Governing Board (representing South West), Universal Basic Education Commission; Member, Governing Board, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State; Director, Contact/Mobilization, Jonathan/Sambo Presidential Campaign Council, Ondo State Chapter.
In 2011 general election, Hon Mike Omogbehin withdrew his intention from contesting the State House of Assembly election after a robust campaign to accomodate the complexity generated by the decision of the then party leadership.
In the 2015 general election, Omogbehin contested the House of Representatives election of the Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency under the platform of the PDP. Because of his hitherto contribution to community service, acceptability and philanthropy, he won the election overwhelmingly against his closest political opponent, Victor Akinmoyero, of the APC. Mike Omogbehin has never looked back on his electioneering campaign promises to his constituency as testimonies abound of this amiable Law Maker’s positive contribution to his constituency.