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Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by robosky02(m): 8:49am On May 27
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (born 27 May 1965) is a Nigerian politician who served as the fifth Governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015.

Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 11, 2015
Preceded byIdris Umar
5th Governor of Rivers State
In office
October 2007 – May 2015
DeputyTele Ikuru
Preceded byCelestine Omehia
Succeeded byEzenwo Nyesom Wike
Personal details
BornChibuike Rotimi Amaechi
27 May 1965 (age 53)
Ubima Town, Ikwerre LGA, Rivers State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Political partyAll Progressive Congress (APC)
Spouse(s)Judith Amaechi
ResidencePort Harcourt
Alma materUniversity of Port Harcourt 1983–87 (BA, English)

OccupationPolitician
ProfessionPolitician
He was re-elected for a second term on 26 April 2011. Amaechi was a member of the People's Democratic Party before defecting to the All Progressives Congress on 27 November 2013. He is now a serving Federal Minister of Transportation. He is also the director general of Buhari reelection campaign.

Early life and education


Amaechi was born in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State to the family of late Elder Fidelis Amaechi and Mrs Mary Amaechi. His first and last names are Ikwerre meaning “God is strength or power” and “who knows tomorrow” respectively. He was raised in Diobu, a densely populated neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, and had his early education at St Theresa's Primary School from 1970 to 1976. He earned his West African Senior 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 Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS). He completed the mandatory National Youth Service corps in 1988. He thereafter joined the Services of Pamo Clinics and Hospitals Limited owned by Peter Odili, the former Governor of Rivers State where he worked until 1992.

He is married to Judith Amaechi and they have three boys.

Early political career


Amaechi first office in politics was 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, Sir (Dr.) Peter Odili, and also a member of the Board of West Africa Glass Industry as well as Risonpalm Nigeria Limited. Dr. Peter Odili believed in him as a young man with potential in politics, and adopted him as a political son, guiding and nurturing him in politics, and consequently facilitating his election into the Rivers State House of Assembly in 1999.

This relationship between him and Odili translated into a harmonious relationship between the Executive and Legislative arms of government in Rivers State, until when Rotimi Amaechi launched a campaign against the State Government, and verbally attacked the image of the State Governor, in an effort to succeed Peter Odili as governor in 2007.

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.[6]

Speaker (Rivers State House of Assembly) 1999-2007


Further information: 4th Rivers State House of Assembly and 5th Rivers State House of Assembly
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 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.

Governorship


He contested and won the People's Democratic Party primary for Rivers State Governor in 2007. His name was substituted by the party, an action which he challenged in court. The case eventually got to the Supreme Court.

He became governor on October 26, 2007, after the Supreme Court ruled that he was 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.

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 was also committed to urban renewal and modernization of transportation services. His administration began building a monorail to provide mass transportation within the city of Port Harcourt.[citation needed]

Some power plant projects (Afam, Trans Amadi, Onne) were also built to improve power supply in the State.

Chibuike Amaechi holds the national honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON). He is a Christian Catholic and a Knight of St. Johns.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotimi_Amaechi#Early_life_and_education

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by robosky02(m): 9:39am On May 27
Amaechi donates N10m to feed poor at 54th birthday


The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday donated N10 million in a ‘Thanksgiving Service’ held to mark his 54th birthday and the end of his tenure as a minister.


Amaechi gave the donation while giving his testimony at the St. Gabriel Chaplaincy Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria in Abuja.

He said his wife organised a dinner to mark his birthday with his friends, but after receiving a lot of financial gifts from his friends, he decided to share his gifts with the church.

He recalled that he grew up from a very poor background and could barely feed, stating that the donation was for 10 bags of rice per month for the period of 3 years.

“Why I am doing this is because I know that there are some people in this church, who don’t have food to eat, the way I could barely feed while growing up then.

“So, for the next three years, I will give 10 bags of rice monthly.

“Also, from next Sunday, bulletin will be free for everybody for the next three years.

“I just want to thank God for my life, for my family, my friends, for everything God has made me to be; I cannot do anything without God.

“My priority is to make heaven. Everybody wants to make heaven, the only thing is that people still want to live their sinful lives and still go to heaven.

“Everyone must, however, avoid the sinful life if they want to make heaven,” he said.


The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi [TheSightNews]
Meanwhile, his wife, Judith, said she was grateful to God for keeping her husband alive.

She said that his honesty and integrity had always spoken in volumes for him, stating that she always encouraged him to continue to serve others.

According to her, the minister has done his best in terms of infrastructural development in the area of rail.

Also, Mr Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), thanked God for Amaechi’s life.

He said that they had been friends since 1999 and that he could not but be a passionate loyalist to his friends.

“We all thank God for his life.

“For me, it is a duty to be part of today because we have been friends since 1999 when he was a speaker in Rivers and I was a speaker in Lagos; our friendship has grown since then.

“Every day is a day of celebration, but for someone who has now turned 54 years, he has every reason to thank God.

“By his testimony, he is one man that has never forgotten his days of little beginning. He continues to share this to appreciate God.

“He is very generous and a passionate loyalist, particularly to his friends; he will always go out of his way to assist,’’ he said.


Lalasticlala
https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/amaechi-donates-n10m-to-feed-poor-at-54th-birthday/qhm3ke3
Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by GoTV: 11:24am On May 27
sad The most hard working minister in the first term

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by Abimbola1989: 11:24am On May 27
So the freewill gesture justifies your poor leadership you've exhibited over the past few years right... Only God know who will make heaven angry
Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by Mopolchi: 11:24am On May 27
Chibuike Amaechi the Lizard of Ubima angry


The Liar that said he has never lied. undecided

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by igbohausayoruba: 11:24am On May 27
Dope nice one.... had a ride with him from Ogun state to killa around Ibadan... He gat this real personality... He say things the way they are. cool

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by dingbang(m): 11:24am On May 27
The only politician who hasn't stolen money

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by segeguy: 11:24am On May 27
hbd sir, send our cake oo
Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by anonimi: 11:24am On May 27
robosky02:
Amaechi donates N10m to feed poor at 54th birthday

Is he doing restitution and penitence all together





coninse:
Published on Dec 13, 2013
"We Steal Because You Never Stoned Us for It" -Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amaechi"

Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi says the reason that political office holders steal fund is because citizens have never confronted or stoned them (including himself) for the act.

At a tribute event for Nelson Mandela in Lagos, Mr. Amaechi said Nigerians have not shown enough aggression or resistance against stealing by political office holders.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug0ifwslG84

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by Mopolchi: 11:24am On May 27
Lizard of Ubima angry

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by PennywysCares(m): 11:25am On May 27
he was born on children day





I never wonder when he talks and behave like a child

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by LZAA: 11:25am On May 27
undecided
Cc immhotep sarrki nwanyionitsha

Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by MyGeneration: 11:25am On May 27
I love this Man.

One of the best Men to have come out of The Niger delta.

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by dvdami(m): 11:25am On May 27
Profession: Politician (Nawa o)

smiley grin
Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by poshbrave(m): 11:26am On May 27
happy birthday to u even thou u are part of the problem of this country today
Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by GoTV: 11:26am On May 27
anonimi:


Is he doing restitution and penitence all together







Amaechi doesn't steal
Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by killsmith(m): 11:26am On May 27
Traitor.
Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by anonimi: 11:27am On May 27
segeguy:
hbd sir, send our cake oo

Na so now.
As long as he dashes you some crumbs from the national cake, he is good to go and steal more.
Do you also complain about unemployment, bad roads, terrible schools, no water etc


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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by Nobody: 11:27am On May 27
He should be in jail. Mr mono rail scammer

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by Lamasta(m): 11:27am On May 27
Buhari does not listen to anyone, He hardly read newspapers or hear news.
Rotimi Amaechi 2018 cool
@OP Amaechi's occupation is not politician but a Civil thief servant in government is that clear grin
I celebrate him because he told Nigerians Buhari does not read grin

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by TemmyT002(m): 11:27am On May 27
Happy birthday.
I love the way he speaks his mind and states facts.

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by streets2empire: 11:29am On May 27
Good
Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by Yankee101: 11:30am On May 27
Self promotion for reappointment?

Too much bloodshed abeg
Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by Emotionss(m): 11:31am On May 27
Amechi for president 2023
Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by anonimi: 11:31am On May 27
GoTV:
Amaechi doesn't steal

Just like Abacha did not steal according to Buhari
No wonder he is very comfortable in the looters' company, APC.


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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by Brightology2(m): 11:32am On May 27
GoTV:
sad The most hard working minister in the first term
broda wen mumu

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Re: Chibuike Amaechi Celebrates His 54th Birthday by iso604: 11:33am On May 27
robosky02:


Amaechi donates N10m to feed poor at 54th birthday


The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday donated N10 million in a ‘Thanksgiving Service’ held to mark his 54th birthday and the end of his tenure as a minister.


Amaechi gave the donation while giving his testimony at the St. Gabriel Chaplaincy Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria in Abuja.

He said his wife organised a dinner to mark his birthday with his friends, but after receiving a lot of financial gifts from his friends, he decided to share his gifts with the church.






He recalled that he grew up from a very poor background and could barely feed, stating that the donation was for 10 bags of rice per month for the period of 3 years.

“Why I am doing this is because I know that there are some people in this church, who don’t have food to eat, the way I could barely feed while growing up then.

“So, for the next three years, I will give 10 bags of rice monthly.

“Also, from next Sunday, bulletin will be free for everybody for the next three years.

“I just want to thank God for my life, for my family, my friends, for everything God has made me to be; I cannot do anything without God.

“My priority is to make heaven. Everybody wants to make heaven, the only thing is that people still want to live their sinful lives and still go to heaven.

“Everyone must, however, avoid the sinful life if they want to make heaven,” he said.


The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi [TheSightNews]
Meanwhile, his wife, Judith, said she was grateful to God for keeping her husband alive.

She said that his honesty and integrity had always spoken in volumes for him, stating that she always encouraged him to continue to serve others.

According to her, the minister has done his best in terms of infrastructural development in the area of rail.

Also, Mr Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), thanked God for Amaechi’s life.

He said that they had been friends since 1999 and that he could not but be a passionate loyalist to his friends.

“We all thank God for his life.

“For me, it is a duty to be part of today because we have been friends since 1999 when he was a speaker in Rivers and I was a speaker in Lagos; our friendship has grown since then.

“Every day is a day of celebration, but for someone who has now turned 54 years, he has every reason to thank God.

“By his testimony, he is one man that has never forgotten his days of little beginning. He continues to share this to appreciate God.

“He is very generous and a passionate loyalist, particularly to his friends; he will always go out of his way to assist,’’ he said.


Lalasticlala
https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/amaechi-donates-n10m-to-feed-poor-at-54th-birthday/qhm3ke3



While you’re on your knees in the morning, say thank you: “Say thank you in advance for what is already yours. … True desire in the heart for anything good is God’s proof to you sent beforehand that it’s already yours. … When you get it, reach back, pull someone else up. Each one, teach one. Don’t just aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.

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