Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion (born 13 May 1957) was the governor of Edo State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion was born on 13 May 1957.
He is a son of Gabriel Igbinedion, Esama of the Kingdom of Benin.
Lucky holds a BSc (Marketing) from University of Wyoming, Laramie
(1982) and an MBA from The Jackson State University, Mississippi (1983)
in the United States of America.
Chief Igbinedion was appointed Mayor of Oredo Municipality (Local
Government Area in Nigeria) in 1987. He held the position until 1989.
His achievements as the Chairman of Oredo Local Government Municipality
includes, upgrading the facilities in Benin City, which doubles as the
state capital and municipal headquarter, endeared him to the people of
the state, hence his election as Governor (Premier) in 1999. He was
subsequently re-elected in 2003 for another four year term.
During his tenure as Mayor, he was remunerated by his family business
and was not paid any salary by the Municipal Government. He also did
not take up the official residence which came with his position, neither
did he use any government owned vehicle.
In 1989, he was voted the Best Mayor in Nigeria and he received an Award for his developmental efforts.