The Executive

The Executive Council, also known as the Governor’s Cabinet is the highest administrative decision-making authority in Rivers State. It is part of the executive branch which is the most influential branch of the state government.

It comprises of the Governor, Deputy Governor, Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff, Commissioners and Special Advisers. All of its members excluding the Deputy Governor are appointed by the Governor of Rivers State and confirmed by the House of the Assembly of the state.

The Executive Council is responsible for advising and assisting the Chief Executive in the performance of his or her official duties. Individuals who have been appointed to serve in the Council may also be dismissed or reappointed (to other posts) at will.

Executive Council Members

21Hon. Isaac Kamalu, ESQ.Commissioner For Budget/Economic Planning

25Barr. Sylvanus NwankwoCommissioner For Chieftaincy And Community Affairs

S/n Name Position
1 His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, CON Governor of Rivers State
2 Her Excellency Dr. Mrs Ipalibo Harry Banigo Deputy Governor of Rivers State
3 Barr. Rufus Godwin Head of Service
4 Chief Kenneth Kobani Secretary to the State Government
5 Hon. Chukwuemeka Woke Chief of Staff
6 Barr. Emma Okah Commissioner For Information/Communication
7 Hon. Emmanuel .C. Aguma Commissioner For Justice
8 Hon. Dr. Fred Kpakol Commissioner For Finance
9 Chief Chinedu Tasie Commissioner For Housing
10 Mr. Charles Nwogu Commissioner For Agriculture
11 Hon. Herbert Miller Damiete Commissioner For Social Welfare
12 Hon. Shedrack Chukwu Commissioner For Power
13 Hon. Prof. Roseline Konya Commissioner For Environment
14 Hon. Rodaford Longjohn Commissioner For Local Government Affairs
15 Hon. Barr. Mrs. Ukel Oyaghiri Commissioner For Women Affairs
16 Hon. Dum Dekor Commissioner For Works
17 Hon. Boma Iyaye Commissioner For Sports
18 Chief Ibibia Walter Commissioner For Transport
19 Hon. Emeka Onowu Commissioner For Special Services
20 Prof. Kaniye Ebeku Commissioner For Water Resources
21 Hon. Mrs. Tonye .B. Oniyide Commissioner For Culture And Tourism
22 Hon. Gogo Jaja Commissioner For Education