Rotimi Amaechi

Family

Rotimi Amaechi was born on 27 May 1965 in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State to the family of late Elder Fidelis Amaechi and Mrs Mary Amaechi. He was raised in Diobu, a densely populated neighbourhood in Port Harcourt.

Education

He had his early education at St Theresa's Primary School from 1970 to 1976. He earned his West African School Certificate in 1982 after attending Government Secondary School Okolobiri. Chibuike received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in English Studies and Literature from the University of Port Harcourt in 1987, where he was the President of the National Association of Rivers State Students (NURSS).

Political career

Rotimi Amaechi cut his early teeth in politics as secretary of the now defunct National Republican Convention in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. Between 1992 and 1994, he was Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor of Rivers State and also a member of the Board of West Africa Glass industry as well as Risonpalm Nigeria Limited.

He was the Rivers State's Secretary of the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) caretaker committee after in 1996 during the transition programme of General Sanni Abacha junta.

In 1999 he contested and won a seat to become a member of the Rivers State house of assembly to represent his constituency. He was subsequently elected as the Speaker of the house of assembly. Amaechi was elected the Chairman of Nigeria's Conference of Speakers of State Assemblies. He was reelected back into the State house of Assembly in May 2003 and was also re-elected as the Speaker. In 2003 when the National Assembly moved to hijack the legislative functions of the State house of Assembly as enshrined in the constitution, he and his colleagues took the matter to Nigeria's supreme court and the court gave a judgment that the control and supervision of local government is the prerogative of the State house of Assembly.

He contested and won the PDP's primaries for Rivers State Gubernatorial race in 2007.His name was substituted and he took the case to highest court in the land, the Supreme court. He became Governor on 26 October 2007, after the Supreme Court pronounced him the rightful candidate of the PDP and winner of the April 2007 Governorship election in Rivers State.

He was reelected for a second term of four years in April 2011. In addition, he has an ongoing refinery project in Ghana.

His administration invested in infrastructure development, construction of roads and bridges sticking to the vision of connecting all parts of the state by road. The governor is also committed to urban renewal and modernization of transportation services as his administration is building a monorail to provide mass transportation within the city of Port Harcourt. Some power plants projects (Afam, Trans Amadi, Onne) are also ongoing or nearing completion to improve power supply in the State. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi holds the National honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), is a Christan Catholic and a knight of St Johns.

Awards

Amaechi in tears over killings in Rivers state, promises justice for victims in Omoku

Amaechi in tears over killings in Rivers state, promises justice for victims in Omoku

Amaechi in tears over killings in Rivers state, promises justice for victims in Omoku
How God used a friend to give me N200 million after I prayed and fasted for 3 months - Amaechi reveals

How God used a friend to give me N200 million after I prayed and fasted for 3 months - Amaechi reveals

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed how God used a friend to bless him with N200 million, after he prayed and fasted for 3 months.

How God used a friend to give me N200 million after I prayed and fasted for 3 months - Amaechi reveals
Amaechi refuses to speak with journalists in Lagos, says he doesn't want to be misquoted

Amaechi refuses to speak with journalists in Lagos, says he doesn't want to be misquoted

The minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi declined to speak with journalists in Lagos during his visit to the Lagos House, Ikeja, over fears of being misquoted.

Amaechi refuses to speak with journalists in Lagos, says he doesn't want to be misquoted
I will not leave this party no matter what you do - APC senator dares Amaechi

I will not leave this party no matter what you do - APC senator dares Amaechi

Senator Magnus Abe representing Rivers South-East senatorial district in the National Assembly has vowed not to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC).

I will not leave this party no matter what you do - APC senator dares Amaechi
Assassination attempts on Wike and Amaechi not true - Rivers police

Assassination attempts on Wike and Amaechi not true - Rivers police

The Rivers state police has dismissed allegations that there was an attempt on the lives of Governor Nyesom Wike and the transport minister, Chibuike Amaechi.

Assassination attempts on Wike and Amaechi not true - Rivers police
Police to investigate alleged assassination attempt on Amaechi and clash with Wike

Police to investigate alleged assassination attempt on Amaechi and clash with Wike

The Nigerian police said it has launched a probe into the Saturday clash between security detail of Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike and Chibuike Amaechi.

Police to investigate alleged assassination attempt on Amaechi and clash with Wike
Newspaper review: Nigeria’s economic burden gets heavier as FG seeks $5.5bn foreign loan

Newspaper review: Nigeria’s economic burden gets heavier as FG seeks $5.5bn foreign loan

NAIJ.com has undertaken an in-depth analysis and summary of the main headlines of various mainstream Nigerian newspapers for today, Friday, October 20.

Newspaper review: Nigeria’s economic burden gets heavier as FG seeks $5.5bn foreign loan
Power must rotate in Rivers state - Amaechi vows, ahead of 2019

Power must rotate in Rivers state - Amaechi vows, ahead of 2019

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria's minister of transportation, has categorically stated that in 2019, there would be a rotation of power in Rivers state.

Power must rotate in Rivers state - Amaechi vows, ahead of 2019
We plotted Goodluck Jonathan's fall from power in Sokoto - Amaechi

We plotted Goodluck Jonathan's fall from power in Sokoto - Amaechi

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed the plots used to remove former President Goodluck Jonathan from power in 2015 were mainly planned in Sokoto state.

We plotted Goodluck Jonathan's fall from power in Sokoto - Amaechi
Amaechi slams Wike over alleged plot to defame him

Amaechi slams Wike over alleged plot to defame him

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation state has decried that Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, wanted to defame him with corruption allegation.

Amaechi slams Wike over alleged plot to defame him
Integrity group recants, says the documents it used to petition EFCC over Amaechi were forged

Integrity group recants, says the documents it used to petition EFCC over Amaechi were forged

An anti-corruption watchdog, The Integrity Group, have recanted its allegations against the minister of transportation, Rt Honourable Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

Integrity group recants, says the documents it used to petition EFCC over Amaechi were forged
No more recession? Rotimi Amaechi makes SURPRISING claim

No more recession? Rotimi Amaechi makes SURPRISING claim

Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s minister of transportation has claimed that compared to some months ago, the country has experienced an improvement in the economy.

No more recession? Rotimi Amaechi makes SURPRISING claim
New Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail will be ready in 2018 - Amaechi

New Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail will be ready in 2018 - Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, said that Federal Government would ensure the completion of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail service

New Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail will be ready in 2018 - Amaechi
Why Amaechi is my god - APC chief reveals shocking thing Amaechi did for Wike

Why Amaechi is my god - APC chief reveals shocking thing Amaechi did for Wike

All Progressive Congress (APC) Rivers state chapter chieftain, Andrew Uchendu has likened Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to 'a god' in the state.

Why Amaechi is my god - APC chief reveals shocking thing Amaechi did for Wike
This is why the President choses Rotimi Amaechi as a minister

This is why the President choses Rotimi Amaechi as a minister

This is what you should know about the ex-governor of River State! Do not miss ☛ Rotimi Amaechi biography ☜! You'll find out more interesting facts about him!

This is why the President choses Rotimi Amaechi as a minister
REVEALED! Real reason why Amaechi attacks me - Wike

REVEALED! Real reason why Amaechi attacks me - Wike

The governor of Rivers state, His Excellency Nyesom Wike, has made a very striking revelation regarding his never ending rift with Ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi.

REVEALED! Real reason why Amaechi attacks me - Wike
Camera catches Ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi in a compromising position (Photo)

Camera catches Ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi in a compromising position (Photo)

Ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi has just turned 52, a very big celebration was held in his honor, it was a symposium. The minister was caught sleeping at the event.

Camera catches Ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi in a compromising position (Photo)
Amaechi ‘attacks’ Senator Abe over 2019 governorship election

Amaechi ‘attacks’ Senator Abe over 2019 governorship election

Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, has vowed to stop the 2019 governorship ambition of Senator Magnus Abe, lawmaker representing Rivers South East.

Amaechi ‘attacks’ Senator Abe over 2019 governorship election
Former governor attends 50th birthday party of top comedian in Lagos (photos)

Former governor attends 50th birthday party of top comedian in Lagos (photos)

It’s not every day one gets to see a former governor hanging out with regular celebrities. Rotimi Amaechi was spotted at a comedian's party recently in Lagos.

Former governor attends 50th birthday party of top comedian in Lagos (photos)
Amaechi wins the heart of many in Rivers by doing THIS (photos)

Amaechi wins the heart of many in Rivers by doing THIS (photos)

The ex governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, was said to have dazzled everyone by driving himself. Read full story and more on NAIj.com Gossip!

Amaechi wins the heart of many in Rivers by doing THIS (photos)
How Oshiomhole, Amaechi betrayed Jonathan - Ijaw group

How Oshiomhole, Amaechi betrayed Jonathan - Ijaw group

The Save Ijaw Nation Group also said the gang up against Jonathan by the two politicians can be attributed to threats made during the last general election.

How Oshiomhole, Amaechi betrayed Jonathan - Ijaw group
Amaechi rejects Wike’s top award, gives reason

Amaechi rejects Wike’s top award, gives reason

Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, on Friday, May 26, rejected an award which was to be given to him by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.

Amaechi rejects Wike’s top award, gives reason
Senate summons Rotimi Amaechi for ‘discriminating’ against the southeast

Senate summons Rotimi Amaechi for ‘discriminating’ against the southeast

The Senate has summoned Rotimi Amaechi to explain why the eastern section of the country’s rail lines was omitted from a proposed rehabilitation plan.

Senate summons Rotimi Amaechi for ‘discriminating’ against the southeast
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