She hails from Obi Local government area but was born in Otukpo on 7th June, 1964. Mrs. Ishegbe obtained the First School Leaving Certificate, FSLC, in 1976 and thereafter the Teachers Grade Two from Jesus College Otukpo in 1980. She later attended the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo and obtained the Ordinary Diploma, OND, in Business Administration in 1984. Mrs. Isegbe later graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Jos in 1989. A career civil servant, she has been a staff of the state government since 1984 when she joined the service as an Assistant Executive Officer at the Internal Revenue Service. She has risen to be Director, Finance and Accounts in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning where she worked until her appointment.