Tele Ikuru

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Tele Ikuru
Engr- Tele Ikuru, Deputy Governor of Rivers State 2014-04-06 14-04.jpg
4th & 5th Deputy Governor of Rivers State
In office
26 October 2007 – 29 May 2015
GovernorChibuike Amaechi
Preceded byTele Ikuru
Succeeded byIpalibo Banigo
In office
29 May 2007 – 25 October 2007
GovernorCelestine Omehia
Preceded byGabriel Toby
Succeeded byTele Ikuru
Personal details
Telenyem Renner Ikuru

(1966-02-24) 24 February 1966 (age 53)
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Dr Mina Ikuru
Alma materRivers State University of Science and Technology

Telenyem Renner Ikuru (born 24 February 1966), commonly known as Tele Ikuru, is a Nigerian engineer and politician. He was first elected Deputy Governor in 2007 on a PDP ticket with Gov. Celestine Omehia.[1] After the court annulled Omehia's election that year, he was picked to serve under Chibuike Amaechi and was reelected to the office in 2011.[2]

Ikuru was among state officials who joined the All Progressive Congress with Gov. Amaechi in 2013. He later defected back to the People's Democratic Party on 22 March 2015.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Tele Ikuru was born and raised in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. His family roots are originally from Andoni. In 1992, he earned a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.


Tele Ikuru was a Principal Technical Assistant at the Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station during his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. After completing his service (which lasted a year), Ikuru worked for various investment and construction companies, then taught at Kenneth Commercial School and Allenco Comprehensive Secondary School. He also worked at the Logos Community Bank in Port Harcourt. In 1996, he got a job with the Shell Petroleum Development Company, where he worked as an Oil/Chemical Spill Clean-Up Supervisor until 1999.

Tele Ikuru served as Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources from 1999 to 2003. He was moved to Housing and Urban Development as pioneer Commissioner from 2004–06.[4] In 2007, Ikuru ran for, and was elected Deputy Governor alongside gubernatorial candidate Celestine Omehia. After their election was annulled that year, he was adopted and served two terms in office under Governor Chibuike Amaechi.

Personal life[edit]

Tele Ikuru is married to Dr Mina ikuru who is a brilliant medical practisioner in pediatrics. They are happily married with four children.

Honors and awards[edit]

Ikuru has received several awards and honors, which include:

  • Fellow, Institute of Corporate Executives of Nigeria (FICEN).
  • Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FNIMechE).
  • Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE).
  • Member, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Omehia, Celestine (2011). A Right to Be Wrong. AuthorHouse. p. 81. ISBN 1456785680. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Engr. Tele Renner Ikuru, FNSE". COREN. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Amaechi's deputy, Ikuru, defects to PDP". The Punch. 23 March 2015. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Villagers chase away Tele Ikuru's men". The Port Harcourt Telegraph. 4 February 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2015 – via

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