Hon. (Dr.) Felix Ehiguese Akhabue aka JOEFEL was born into the family of Akhabue of Ukpenu, Ekpoma, Political Ward-7 in Esan West LGA of Edo state on 6th of July 1967.He is married to his heartthrob ~~ Mrs. Magdalene Akhabue, and they are both blessed with Four Lovely and Lively Children  Hon. Felix Ehiguese Akhabue is a very humble man, and his personal disposition is down to earth. He is the man for the physically challenged, the poor, the needy, and also for the privileged. Joefel, though he is a Christian and of the Roman Catholic Faith, he is a friend of other denominations and other religion. He is the man for the Muslims, and the traditional Institutions.


Hon. Felix began his Primary Education at Ogbomoide Primary School, Iruekpen-Ekpoma between 1973-1978.

His Secondary Education at Iruekpen Grammar School, Ekpoma between 1980-1986, and later went on to complete his Secondary Education at Okene Secondary School, Kogi state in 1988.

He got admitted into the famous Edo State University, Ekpoma to study Accountancy in 1990 where He graduated and earned the B.Sc Accounting in 1995.

On completion of his first Degree in 1995, Joefel went on for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and had his Primary Assignment with the "Ahead Marine Company Ltd, in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria as an Accountant.

In his quest for Higher Degree, Felix went ahead to study for Masters degree at the same University which was now changed to Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, and Graduated with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) between 1997-2001.

 In Joefel's quest for Professionalism, he enrolled and became a member of the famous Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 1995, Corporate Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators in the same 2005, and also, an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Economics of Nigeria in 2007.


Hon (Dr) Felix Akhabue is a distinguished philanthropist, whom through his JOEFEL Foundation (JOF), a non-profit and humanitarian-oriented organization aimed at improving healthcare, and standards of living in rural communities, has since, be paying hospital bills for countless patients in hospitals across the country, and also funded the education of numerous students through the Foundation’s scholarship programme.
Joefel as he is popularly known in the Technocratic world has distinguished himself in leadership, entrepreneurship and business innovation, and has managed, as well as founded a couple of companies.Such as:

✓ Joefel-Supreme Multilinks Ltd in Ekpoma.

✓ Ehibue Farms Ltd, Ekpoma

✓ Supreme Hotels Ltd in Ekpoma and Benin City.

✓ Supreme Place Innovation Concept Ltd, Abuja.

✓ Supreme Hotels Ltd, Mararaba, Nasarawa State.

These businesses are thriving and flourishing even in societal harsh economic challenges, and have grown steadily with over 300 full staff strength in his employment, and He remains the Chief Executive Officer till Date.


Hon Felix has held many leadership positions in politics among such are:

✓ Between 2008-2010, Hon. Joefel was elected as Chairman Association of Local Governments on Nigeria, ALGON Edo state. And during this period, He was also elected and served as the National Publicity Secretary of ALGON.

✓ Between 2010-2012, Hon. Joefel was elected and served as the National President of ALGON.

✓ Between 2010-2012, Hon. Felix was elected and served as the President, United Cities and Local Governments of West Africa, and vice President, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa.

✓ Between the same 2010-2012, the emerging Leader was elected and served as a Member, Executive Bureau, United Cities and Local Governments, World wide.

✓ Between the same 2010-2012, Joefel was elected and served as a Board Member, Commonwealth Local Governments Forum in London.

✓ Between 2012-2014, Joefel was elected & served as the First Vice President, World Conference of Mayors.

✓ Also, Between 2010-2012, the Leader *Joefel* was  elected Board Member, The infrastructure Bank Plc, Central Business Area in Abuja.

✓ Hon. Felix was also selected and served as a Delegate representing the 774 LGA in Nigeria to the 2014 National Conference, in Abuja.

✓ Between 2012-2021, Joefel served in the Board of Uda Micro Finance Bank Ltd, and later elected as the Chairman, Uda Micro Finance Bank Ltd from 2021 till date, and the Bank is Experiencing a huge turn around to greater successes and even becoming a strong competitor to the established commercial banks in the area. 

✓ Between 2012 till date, Joefel serves as a member, Board of Trustees of the Association of Local Government Areas (ALGON) till date.

Again, Joefel was appointed and served as the commissioner for Wealth Creation, Cooperatives and Employment in Edo state between July 2019-Nov. 2020


✓ As a Local Government Council Chairman, Joefel was privileged to work with three (3) different Governors in Edo state ~ first, with His Excellency, Distinguished Sen. Prof. O. A. Osunbor, and later with His. Excellency, Distinguished Sen. Comrade Adams. Aliyu Oshomhole, and He enjoyed a very cordial Relationship with the both of them.

✓ Again, as a Commissioner under His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki, Joefel had the privilege of working under three Consecutive and successive Governors in Edo State from across different political parties without blemish, and it was a success story which further afforded him higher Leadership Experiences.

✓ As the ALGON Chairman in Edo State, Joefel had the opportunity to work and Lead the other Seventeen (17) LGC Chairmen in the state, and he enjoyed a very cordial and robust relationship with all of them even till date.

✓ As the National Publicity Secretary and later the National President of ALGON in Nigeria, Joefel had the opportunity to work and Lead the Council Chairmen of the 774 Local Government Councils in Nigeria.

✓ Also, as the ALGON National President, He had the privilege of working with the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His. Excellency, Dr. Good luck Ebelle Jonathan, and this further afforded him a wider scope of experiences.

✓ As the President, United Cities and Local Governments of West Africa, and vice president Africa as a whole, Joefel had the privilege of Working with all the Local Government Council Mayors in Africa, and this afforded him greater experience in Leadership and Governance.

✓ As a Board Member, Commonwealth Local Governments Forum, and later as the First Vice President, World Conference of Mayors, Joefel had the Experience of Leadership across the entire world.

✓ As Delegate to the National Conference, Joefel had the opportunity to cross fertilize higher leadership ideas, and this further widen up his scope of leadership experience in governance. See Link

✓ During his period as the LGA Chairman, the council recorded unprecedented development in infrastructure and human capital. Some of the Infrastructure included

  • The new ultra modern council Secretariat building from scratch to completion.
  • The Construction to Completion of the popular G-2 Road, Ezekiel School of Theology Road.
  • And together with Esan Central LGC co-sponsored the construction of Illeh-Irrua Road.
  • The construction from foundation to completion and equiping of ultra modern Comprehensive Health Centers at Ukpenu Road by the High Court, another in Emaudo, Ujoelen, and Uhiele.
  • Completion of Ihumudumu, Iruekpen, Ujiogba, Ogwa, and Ukhun Primary health care centres .
  • Renovation of many Community schools.

Hon (Dr) Felix Notable Awards

Merit Award

Edo Man of the Year by Edo Icons Award 2023

Award of Excellency

Best farmer of the Year in Edo state by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), 2004.

Merit Award

Merit Media Network Award for Who is Who in Nigeria, 2004.

Award of Excellency

Contribution towards the Development and Empowerment of Nigerian students and Youths By NANS, 2005

Award of Excellency

Diamond Award for Professional Excellence for Being an Embodiments of Discipline, Courage,Steadfastness, Hardwork, Integrity, and Foresight, 2005.

Merit Award

Development in Nigeria Merit Award for Hotel Services Category, 2006.

Award of Excellency

Centinary Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution to the Growth and Development of Christianity in Esanland By the Esan Diocese of Anglican Communion, 2008.and lots more.....

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Hon.(Dr) Felix Akhabue aka JOEFEL has been a Grass Root man, a mobilizer, a household name across Edo state and beyond, a trailblazer in Community Development. He is a man who is grounded and knows his onions. LETS GIVE HIM THE SUPPORT.
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