Ministry of Power

Executive Head

About The Ministry of Power

The Rivers State Ministry of Power came into existence in July 1999. Its foundation can be traced to the former Electricity board which was a product of the then Rivers State Utility Board.

Thus, when the former Executive Governor of Rivers State Dr. Peter Odili established the Ministry of Power, the resources of the then Electricity Board including Human and materials were transferred to the Ministry. In addition, related skilled/professional units within the state Civil Service were as well transferred to the Ministry. For example, the Electrical Unit of the State Ministry of Works. Consequently, Rivers State became the first State in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to establish a full-fledged Ministry with electricity delivery to its people.

The Ministry of Power is the key agency responsible for developing and executing the policies of the Rivers State Government in the electricity Sector.



Our vision is to have a Rivers State where electric power is available, reliable and affordable in every nook and cranny.


Our mission is to ensure that Rivers State meets its energy needs through a sustainable framework that will support economic growth and provide its citizens with services that meet their expectations.


To ensure that the state’s investments in the power industry provide value added services to make life better for residents of the state.

To provide a new environment that is sufficiently flexible to take into account new trends in the power sector in Nigeria.

To ensure that electricity supply is made more reliable and economically efficient to effectively support the socioeconomic development of the state.

To provide access to sustainable electricity supply in all parts of the state not necessarily through the Grid on the short-run.

To establish and meet aggressive targets for a rural electrification program in the State.

To create an enabling environment including the provision of incentives that will attract investors into the power sector.



For more information, visit: power.rvsg.gov.ng