In 1992, he earned a Bachelor of Technology (B Technical) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
He was first elected Deputy Governor in 2007 on a PDP ticket with Government. Celestine Omehia. After the court annulled Omehia"s election that year, he was picked to serve under Chibuike Amaechi and was reelected to the office in 2011. Ikuru was among state officials who joined the All Progressive Congress with Government.
Amaechi in 2013.
He later defected back to the People"s Democratic Party on 22 March 2015. His family roots are originally from Andoni. A brilliant student, he performed well during his elementary and high school years.
Tele Ikuru was a Principal Technical Assistant at the Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station during his National Youth Service Corps (National Youth Service Corps) programme.
After completing his service (which lasted a year), Ikuru worked for various investment and construction companies, then taught at Kenneth Commercial School and Allenco Comprehensive Secondary School. He also worked at the Logos Community Bank in Portuguese Harcourt.
In 1996, he got a job with the Shell Petroleum Development Company, where he worked as an Oil/Chemical Spill Clean-Up Supervisor until 1999. Tele Ikuru served as Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources from 1999 to 2003.
He was moved to Housing and Urban Development as pioneer Commissioner from 2004-2006.
In 2007, Ikuru ran for, and was elected Deputy Governor alongside gubernatorial candidate Celestine Omehia. After their election was annulled that year, he was adopted and served two terms in office under Governor Chibuike Amaechi.