Sam Ode Biography, Wikipedia, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Political Career, Origin, Education

Sam Ode is the Current Deputy Governor of Benue state, Lawyer and the former Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Nigeria. In this article we will be talking about his childhood, Political Career, Age, Net worth, family, Awards, Wife, Siblings and other important information about him.


Early Life 

Sam Ode is from Edikwu in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State. He was Born on the 17th November, 1968 at Mkar town, Gboko L.G.A of Benue State. He grew up in Markurdi Gboko with his parents and siblings. There he developed love for politics at a tender age.


Family Background


Hon. Ode’s father is Late. Colonel Christopher Ikwue Ode. He was a soldier who served Nigeria with his strength although he retired in 1982. His grand father is Late Soldier Pa. Ode Acha.


Ode’s mother, Helen Mzamber was a trained nurse and the first child of  politician and member of the House of Representatives during the 1st and 2nd Republics: Late Rt. Hon. Edward Kundu Swem from Mbaanyam, Ukan in Ushongo LGA,Benue State. His Grandma’s immediate younger brother Senator Joseph Sarwuan Tarka is a former Benue Governor, Minister of Transportation, Senator, and one of the founding members of The middle belt.


Sam Ode is the tenth child in a family of 15. Name of siblings: Stella (late), Dunia (late), Maria, Edigwu, Ode JR, Frank, Adeyi, Ikwubiela, William, Adeyi, Onyilokwu, Linda, Iwongo, Ode.



Sam Ode started his education in 1974 in Gboko, Benue state. He Attended NKST Primary School, Gboko, in 1974 from where he graduated in 1980.

After finishing his primary education he got admission to study in Wesley High Otukpo benue state. He graduated in 1985, then enrolled into Benue Polytechnic Ugbokolo same year of graduation. After getting his Diploma in 1987, he did his direct entry into the University of Jos in 1989 where he grabbed a Bachelor degree of Arts in Theatre Arts & Communications in 1993 as one of the best students in his department. He got his Masters Of Arts (Media Arts) in 2012. Ode also has a Masters in Public Administration which was completed in 2008 alongside a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in International Law and Diplomacy. 


Sam Ode


Political Career

His political officially career started as a care taker committee chairman in otukpo Local Government Area. He went on to become the special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. Hon. Samuel Utaji Ode, BL, mni has been once been a LGA chairman, minister, SA to Governor among others. Below is his political progile.


Political Positions / Assignments

 1. State Assignments

  • Member of Benue State Planning Commission.
  • He was the Chairman – Benue State Task Force on Polio Eradication
  • Otukpo local government chairman.
  • Member of Rotary Club of Makurdi.
  • Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs
  • He was a Member of Community Advisory Committee, Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi Benue state.
  • Governorship Aspirant under APC in 2023.
  • Benue state Deputy governor of Benue state under Governor his Ex. Father Hyacinth Aliah.

2. Federal Position / Assignment

  • Member of Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) Nigeria.
  • He was among the Presidential Liaison to the President of Senegal, His Ex. Alhaji Abdoulaye Wade , at the 39th Summit of ECOWAS Heads of Government.
  • Ode was the Head of Delegation of the Federal Government of Nigeria to the United States (USA) in 2010.
  • Presidential Liaison to the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Prof. George Maxwell Richards.
  • He was the Presidential Liaison to the President of the Republic of Chad, His Excellency President Idris Derby.
  • Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs during Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.



  • Global Training Consulting London, UK in 2008
  • Membership of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration & Management.
  • member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru Jos.


Net Worth

Hon Sam Ode is from a wealthy family. He is an established business man, Politician and lawyer. Sam Ode net worth is estimated to be $300,000 Dollars; (N300,000,000) million naira. He may be worth more or less than this.


Sam Ode Biodata 

  • Real Name – Samuel Utaji Ode
  • Age – 55 Years old
  • State – Benue State
  • Nationality – Nigeria
  • Place of birth – Edikwu in Otukpo
  • Date of Birth – 17th November, 1968
  • Wife – Jennifer Sam Ode
  • Children – Unknown
  • Parents – Father – Late. Colonel Christopher Ikwue Ode, Mother – Helen Mzamber
  • Siblings – 14 siblings
  • Net Worth – Estimated $300k
  • Political position – Deputy Governor of benue state.
  • Height – Unknown
  • Zodiac sign – Sagittarius
  • Tattoo – None
  • Qualification – SSCE, Diploma, Degree, Masters, PhD and others.

Sam Ode Wife

His wife is an actress and an active social media personality. Her real name is Jennifer Sam Ode.

Who is Sam Ode wife

Her real age is unknown, however she is in her  early or mid 30s from her appearance. She has Acted many movies but the most popular movie she has Acted is 5 days to new year 2023. Below is her Photo.

Reffering Sources – nationsonline, Alia2023org, Samodeproject2015. IMDB.

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