List of Governors of Rivers State

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Rivers State

The following is a list of the Governors of Rivers State. This list also contains administrators etc., during the era of Nigeria military juntas. Rivers State was created in 1967 with the split of the Eastern Region of Nigeria.

Elected governors (1979–83, 1992–93 and 1999–present)[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 Medical doctor
Celestine Omehia Governor 29 May 2007 26 October 2007 PDP
Chibuike Amaechi Governor 26 October 2007 29 May 2015 PDP Rt. Hon.
Ezenwo Wike Governor 29 May 2015 PDP Chief (Barr.)

Military governors (1967–79, 1984–92 and 1993–99)[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 Brigadier General
Ernest Adelaye Military Governor July 1988 August 1990
Godwin Abbe Military Governor August 1990 January 1992
Dauda Komo Military Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 colonel
Musa Shehu Military Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998
Sam Ewang Military Administrator August 1998 May 1999

Living former governors[edit]

Governor Took office Left office Date of birth (and age)
Rufus Ada George January 1992 November 1993 (1940-07-11) 11 July 1940 (age 76)
Peter Odili 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 (1948-08-15) 15 August 1948 (age 68)
Celestine Omehia 29 May 2007 26 October 2007 (1959-09-15) 15 September 1959 (age 57)
Chibuike Amaechi 26 October 2007 29 May 2015 (1965-05-27) 27 May 1965 (age 51)

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