Hon.Chief Mrs . Margaret m. Icheen, a politician, philanthropist, Farmer, Business woman,. Educationist,and Employer was born on the 26 the day of June 1957 in vandeikya Local government Area of Benue State. She enrolled in the famous our Lady of Apostle primary school kaduna but moved to St. Williams primary school keffi in 1966 where she completed primary education 1969. She was admitted into Gyel commercial college, Bukuru Jos plateau State in 1970-1974 and later moved to government Teachers college keffi 1975 and completed in 1977, Her movement from one school to another was synanumous with his father’s transfer from one station to the other
Chief Icheen, proceed to college of Education Katsina-Ala ( an affiliate of University of Jos) completed and obtained National Certificate of Education in 1985 with flying colors , to crown her educational quest she proceeded to obtain a B.Ed (Hons) social studies, at institute of Christian studies mkar now mkar University .
Mrs. Icheen hold position of responsibility
amongst which include the following:-
* Head Girl, St Williams primary school keffi.1968-1969. *Teacher, LGEA primary school, Adikpo.1977-1981
*Pay mistress, LGEA. primary school Adikpo. 1985-1990
*Secretary, C.W.O St Ann’s parish Adikpo Benue State. 1985-1990
*Principal, women Education center, Adikpo Benue State 1991-1993
*1st Vice chairman (NUT)
*Permanent member, Advisory- Tiv Traditional Council.
*Ward Delete to the national constitutional conference 1984
* House of Assembly member elect (Defunct CNC) 1998
*House of Assembly member 1999
*Elected Speaker,Benue State House of Assembly 1999-2003
*Chairman Northern speaker’s forum 2002-2003
* National coordinator (North Central and FCT) women participation in politics 2002.
*Delegate, National political Reform conference (CONFAB)2005
*Member, Benue State Constitution/Electoral Review Committee 2008.
*Commissioner, Fed. Character commission Abuja 2011-2015
*Member PDP BOT 2014Tilll date,,.
In attempt to broaden her knowledge chief Icheen has attended several conferences/ seminar amongst which few are listed below:-
* Common wealth parliamentary Association conference held in Westminster Abbey London Mar 2000.
*Joint Assembly European Union, the African carribea and Pacific countries conference held in Abuja Mar.2000
*National Assembly workshop on Esprit De corps and strategies in Legislative Governance.2000
*Women in Leadership Training San – Francisco, USA Feb. 2001.
* African parliacmentary conference/ UNICEF mission in Nouakchott Mauritania Apr. 2001
* United State orientation/Networking trip of the legislative strengthening programme in Jackson, Mississippi Apr 2001
Rt. Hon. Chief Dr. Mrs Margaret mwuese Icheen received plenty award of Honor amongst which include the following:-
* Honorary John F Kennedy Fellowship Doctorate Award .By: African -American international Research Institute, Kennedy
University college USA
*International Women of the year Award 2000 By United kingdom Human rights Organization.
*Ambassador for peace Award. By intre -religious and international federation for world peace.
*PDP the winning Team certificate of excellence in leadership. PDP Benue State chapter.
*Woman of Honour Award. By Apples of Gold international.
*Merit award for outstanding performance in politics.
* Club recognition . By Rotary club of Makurdi.
* Excellent Award of Leadership By National Association of women Journalist NAWOJ
Chief Icheen holds many chieftaincy titles prominent amongst them are. #Shagba Kwase – u Tiv By HRH Tor- Tiv iv Orchivirigh Dr. Alfred Akawe Torkura.
# Ene Ojira of Ado By Ado Local govt. council of Elders.
# Nnediora Mma of Kwande, By Igbo community in Kwande local government Area,
She has travelled to many countries around the globe including:-USA, Great Britain, Japan, South Korea, Egypt, Mauritania, Ghana, Canada, RUSSIA, Morocco, South Africa Azabajan, France, Brazil, Dubai, Zambia, Gambia.
Chief Icheen is a lover of sports she is currently enjoying her second term as State Chairman Benue football Association (BFA)and member Football federation of Nigeria.