Ministry of Special Duties

Hon. Chukwuemeka Onowu

Executive Head

About The Ministry of Special Duties

The ministry of Special Duties is committed to provide leadership in the development of risk reduction measures and disaster management in Rivers State. It seeks to do this by providing the Fire Service and Emergency/Disaster Management Departments with accurate, complete and time tested infrastructure and information designed to facilitate safety and security, promote disaster and fire management efficiency, and capacity to adequately discharge any exigent function of Government assigned to it.


  • To address emergencies and provide succor to the victims.
  • To deliver value to Rivers People through the provision of timely response to all disasters.



To be the comprehensive one-stop Government Ministry responsible for policies, planning, management and infrastructural/logistical support for the provision of Fire Safety, Emergency/Disaster Management and other related services in Rivers State.


To deliver efficient, effective and speedy response to all natural and man-made disasters which include but not limited to fire outbreaks, flood disasters, building collapse, boat mishap, air crash, ethnic conflicts, etc.


To bring about relief to distress people and situation.

To extend fire service facilities to the grassroots

To have a safer, sustainable and resilient society


Fire Service


For more information, visit: special duties.rvsg.gov.ng