Hon. Ire Matthew Owuru
Hon. Ire Matthew Owuru
Oju II State Constituency (PDP)

Hon. Owuru was born on 25th June, 1960. He hails from Oju Local Government Area of Benue State.

He had his Secondary Education at Mt. St. Gabriel’s Secondary school, Makurdi from 1974 to 1979, obtaining the West African School Certificate. He then proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from 1981 to 1983 where he bagged a Diploma in Local Government (finance). He was again admitted to the sme department in 1986 to study for a Higher National Diploma in Local Government (finance) which he obtained in 1987.

From 1988 to 2000, Hon. Owuru was at the Nigerian College of Accountancy, Jos where he obtained a professional certificate in Accountancy. He went further to bag a Masters in Business Administration from the Benue State University, Makurdi, after being admitted in 2001, accomplishing the feat in 2003.

Hon. Ire started his working career as a staff of the Benue State Local Government Service Commission, Makurdi in 1979, where remained until 2014. He also worked with the Finance Department, Oju Local Government Education Authority, from 1989 to 1991. From 1991 to 1997, he was Deputy Local Government Treasurer and later served as Local Government Treasurer from 1997 to 2007. He served as deputy Director of Accounts from 2007 to 2014 after which he was caretaker Vice Chairman, from January to December, 2011.

Hon. Ire is a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN).

He is happily married.