Aikhionbare Osayaba Matt is a seasoned statesman with many years of service in various capacities. He studied at the University of Ilorin where he obtained a degree and M.A in Linguistics.
He served as Principal Aide to three Nigerian Presidents and was appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006 as his Special Assistant for Policy & Programme Monitoring. Until his appointment, he was Special Assistant to the President’s Special Adviser (Policy & Programme Monitoring).
Prior to that appointment, he served as Secretary of the Government of Edo State, the highest appointive position in the Executive at the state level. Aikhionbare was Chairman, Sub Committee on information Management and Community Relations, Presidential Security Committee on Niger Delta and Chairman Board of Directors, Edo Broadcasting service (Radio & Television).
He was also Chief Executive Officer, Lifestlye Limited a public relations consultancy and is currently a Member, Board of Regents, Benson Idahosa University, Benin. In 2012, he was awarded National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) for his outstanding contribution to national development.