Barr. Mrs. Ukel Oyaghiri is from Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. She attended Rivers State School of Basic Studies, Port Harcourt where she obtained her West African school Certificate in 1984, thereafter she attended the prestigious University of Port Harcourt where she obtained a (B.A ED. Hons.) in 1989.

Consequent upon her quest, she proceeded to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and the prestigious Nigerian Law School where she obtained LL.B and B.L in 2003 and 2003 respectively. She has held various positions in different institutions such as Public Relations Assistant in RIVBANK Insurance Company from 1989 to 1990, Public Administrative Officer in PAMO Clinics & Hospitals Limited from 1990 to 1997, Personal Assistant to the Honourable Commissioner for Education in Bayelsa State from 1997 to 1998, Legal Officer in ADEDIPE & ADEDIPE Legal Practitioners from 2004 to 2007, and the Managing Solicitor of A.S. Oyaghiri & Associates Legal Practitioners from 2011 till her Appointment in December 2015 as the Hon. Commissioner for Women Affairs, Rivers State. She is a member of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), FIDA and International Bar Association (IBA).

She has also served as Chairman Rivers State Takwondo Association (1996 – 1998), Vice Chairman, Takwondo Association of Nigeria (1993 -1996), President of Orashi Women Association and Secretary Elder`s Forum, Voice of Orashi.