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.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Alfred Diete-Spiff Governor 28 May 1967 July 1975 (Military) King
Zamani Lekwot Governor July 1975 July 1978 (Military) Major General
Suleiman Saidu Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military) Navy Commander
Melford Obiene Okilo Governor October 1979 December 1983 NPN Senator
Fidelis Oyakhilome Governor January 1984 26 August 1986 (Military) Commissioner of Police
Anthony Ukpo Governor 26 August 1986 July 1988 (Military) Brigidier General
Ernest Olawunmi Adelaye Governor July 1988 August 1990 (Military)
Godwin Osagie Abbe Governor August 1990 January 1992 (Military)
Rufus Ada-George Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC JP
Dauda Musa Komo Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military) colonel
Musa Shehu Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Sam Ewang Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Peter Odili Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Celestine Omehia Governor 29 May 2007 26 October 2007 PDP
Tonye Harry Governor 26 October 2007 26 October 2007 PDP Rt.Hon.
Rotimi Amaechi Governor 26 October 2007 PDP Rt.Hon.

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