List of Governors of Rivers State

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This is a list of administrators and Governors of Rivers State, Nigeria. Rivers State was created in 1967 with the split of the Eastern Region of Nigeria.

Elected governors[edit]

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Melford Okilo Governor October 1979 December 1983 NPN Senator
Rufus Ada-George Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC JP
Peter Odili Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Celestine Omehia Governor 29 May 2007 26 October 2007 PDP
Chibuike Amaechi Governor 26 October 2007 PDP Rt.Hon.

Military governors[edit]

Name Title Took Office Left Office Notes
Alfred Diete-Spiff Military Governor 28 May 1967 July 1975 King
Zamani Lekwot Military Governor July 1975 July 1978 Major General
Suleiman Saidu Military Governor July 1978 October 1979 Navy Commander
Fidelis Oyakhilome Military Governor January 1984 26 August 1986 Commissioner of Police
Anthony Ukpo Military Governor 26 August 1986 July 1988 Brigidier General
Ernest Adelaye Military Governor July 1988 August 1990
Godwin Abbe Military Governor August 1990 January 1992
Dauda Komo Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 colonel
Musa Shehu Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998
Sam Ewang Administrator August 1998 May 1999

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