Alimikhena Asekhame Francis is a businessman, retired military officer and Nigerian senator representing the Edo North Senator constituency. He was first elected in 2015 to represent Edo North Senatorial District in the Senate and was reelected in 2019. He was also the Deputy Chief Whip of the 8th National Assembly. Alimikhena Asekhame is one of the earliest entrepreneurs of the defunct mid-western region who made it big through hard work. He worked tirelessly to put his small Igiode village on the World Map. Alimikhena is the only elected APC Senator in the entire South-South and South-Eastern parts of Nigeria.
Born October 18, 1947, Alimikhena hails from Igiedo in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. He was brought up under a strong Christian principle. Senator Alimikhena is married to Lady Alimikhena and blessed with children. Prior to studying law, he joined the Nigerian Army as a Commissioned Officer in 1972 and retired as a Major in 2000.
|1.||GCE||Saint Thomas Secondary Modern School||1981|
|2.||LLB LAW||University Of Buckingham, United Kingdom||2003|
|3.||BL||Nigerian Law School, Abuja||2004|
|1.||Commissioned Officer||Nigerian Army||1972|
|3.||Adjutant||Army Garrison||1985 – 1989|
|4.||Senior Officer (finance)||Nigerian Army School of Engineering, Makurdi, Borno state|
|5.||Nigerian Army Pension Board and Army Petroleum Trust Fund between||1999 – 2000|
|7.||Chairman||Falzal group of companies|
|8.||Vice Chairman||Solidgate properties,|
|9.||Managing partner||FA Alimikhena & Co (Global Chambers)|
|10.||President||Anthony BBC||1994 – 1997|
- Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Housing .
- Member of the Senate committee on Constitutional Review.
- Deputy Chief Whip of the 8th National Assembly.
His philosophy of life was from the seven point creed given to Coach John Wooden by his father, the most admired coach of the University of California which says “Be true to yourself. Help others. Make each day your best. Drink deeply from books, particularly the Bible. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day by saving and lastly pray for guidance and give thanks to the almighty God for your blessing.” The effect of these simple but incisive words is the underpinning pillars upon which the Edo North Senate elect draws his multiple inspirations.
Awards & Honours
Forces Service Star FSS.
Certificate of the Mariam queen of the universe shrine in Orlando Florida United States
Papal knight of Saint Gregory the great.
Knight of saint Mulumba (KSM).
OKHASO of wappa Wanno Kingdom by the Afemai people.
Building of Igiode Primary school
Functional health center in Igiode
Functional boreholes in Igiode