Hon. Alexander Oketa was born on 18th December, 1981 at Otukpo, Benue State. He hails from Ado Local Government Area of Benue State.
He had his early education at St. Mary’s Primary School, Igumale, graduating with the First School Leaving Certificate in 1993. At GSS Ulayi, he completed and earned the Junior Secondary Certificate Examination (JSCE) in 1997. Thereafter he moved to NASME Secondary School, Makurdi, where he obtained the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) in 2000.
Hon. Oketa later studied Law at the Benue State University, Makurdi, obtaining Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree in 2005. He proceded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, where he received the Bachelor at Law (BL) and was called to the Bar in 2007.
Barrister Oketa was Manager, Padata Business Communications Ltd, 2000 – 2003. Upon graduation from the Law School he served briefly as a Counsel at Dr. Eche Adah & Co. Chambers in 1998. From 1998 – 2011 he was a Counsel a Festus Keyamo Chambers. He has been the Head, Alex Oketa Chambers, Abuja since 2011.
Politically, he had affiliation with the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CNC) and is now an active member of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He was the APC Candidate, Benue State House of Assembly for Ado Constituency in 2015.
Professionally, he is a member of Nigeria Bar Association and also member, Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators.
He is married and enjoys reading and analyzing Sports as his hobbies.