Benjamin Essien: A Security Expert cum Grassroots Politician with Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Hon(Chief)Benjamin Essien



Hon(Chief) Benjamin Essien Okiemute(NN Rtd) was the former Delta State House of Assembly member representing Isoko South Constituency 1,one of the most competitive constituency in the state, Managing Director/Chairman of Hamilton Guards Limited(Provider of industrial & private guards) and a multiple award-winning security expert in Nigeria.

He attended Ewoma Primary School from 1971 to 1978 and Ivrogbo-Irri Grammar School from 1980 to 1985 where he got his primary school leaving certificate and Secondary school leaving certificate respectively. Thereafter proceeded to Delta State University (DELSU) in 1998 to 2004 where he bagged BSc Hons in Sociology and in 2009 to 2012 he bagged his MSc in Sociology in the same university.

As a young politician with great desire for education and leadership advancement, in 2012, he attended leadership programme at the Oxford University, London and 2013, attended another leadership programme at Goldman school of leadership, California University, Berkeley, USA and a fellow of FNIIS.

Born on July 7, 1966 in Ivrogbo-Irri in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State and was enlisted into Nigerian Navy in 1987 and became General Seaman Duties in 1988 and in 1989 to 1990 he rose to Trained Gunner (Q/A) and December 1992 to October 1993, he was General Seamanship Duties and 1990 to 1991 was promoted to Directorate of Navy Intelligience, Apapa, Lagos and 2004 he was discharged from active service of Nigerian Navy. In 2004, he started Hamilton Guards Limited and became a renowned security expert across the globe. He is from both Delta and Akwa Ibom States of Nigeria. In 2011 to 2015, he contested for Delta State House of Assembly, Isoko-South Constituency 1 under the Democratic People’s Party(DPP) and won the ruling political party then and later defected to All Progressives Congress(APC) as one of high-rising party chieftains in the state at present. He was the chairman House Committee on security, peace ethnics and privileges.

He held several Navy operational positions from state to state across Nigeria: Trained Special Force (Intelligence operations); Trained Special Force (Intelligence Surveillance); Trained Special Force (Intelligence Sweeping); Trained Special Body Guard and Tactical Operations; Trained Special Force (Strikes Operations); Military Defense; Navy (Heads of Operations, Cracks) Delta regions; Trained Gunner(Quarter First Class);Directorate of Naval Intelligence Apapa;Operations Presidency(General Abacha)Former Head of State;(Navy House)Lagos; Personal body guard to Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral Daniel PrinceWill;Personal body guard to Omashola& Vice-Admiral Saidu;NNS Delta(Warri);General Intelligence Duties/Operations;NNBTS(AKASO Portharcourt);General Intelligence Duties;NNS BEECROFT(Lagos);General Intelligence Duties/Operations;DNI ANNEX Operations(Headquarters)Apapa Lagos; Investigation Technical Duties/Operations;Defence operations(Lagos)operations;NNSHIPYARD(Portharcourt);General Intelligence Duties; Government House Akwa Ibom;Personal Body Guard to Capt. Joseph Adewusi,Sole Administrator,Akwa Ibom State; Government House Asaba; Assistant Chief Security Officer to Captain Walter Feghabo,Sole Administrator Delta State; Navy Shipyard; General Intelligence Duties/Surveillance;NNS NNEC(Sapele);General Intelligence Duties/Instructor Technical Duties;NNS Delta(Warri) (Head operation ZUMA)that destroyed 80 bunkering badges and three cargo vessels in the Delta region and Delta State; General Intelligence Duties/Surveillance.

Hon. Benjamin Essien also added feathers of honourary awards to his political credit: 2008 Isoko Heroes and development awards, Fone Media Integrated company, publishers of Isoko mirror; Best Human and Community Developer (Frontline News (FL), Best Honourable member on Human Development, Award of Excellence, National Association of Delta State Students, Delta State University,Oleh Campus chapter,Isoko Mega Award, Champions World Entertainment in conjunction with Delta State council for Arts and culture, Golden Award for Excellence, Nigerian Print Journalism Development Organization, Man of Honour,South-South and many others. He loves driving, swimming and reading and happily married to a beautiful woman and blessed with lovely children.


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