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Rotimi Amaechi Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Rotimi Amaechi Biography
Rotimi Amaechi is a Nigerian politician and the currently serving Minister of Transportation in President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet.
Prior to his getting the appointment, he previously served as the Governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015 Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly from 1999 to 2007.
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Rotimi Amaechi Profile

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Full name: Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi
Date of birth: 27th May 1965
Age: 55 years old (2020)
Place of birth: Rivers State, Nigeria
Parents: Elder Fidelis Amaechi, Mary Amaechi
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Port Harcourt
Spouse: Judith Amaechi
Children: Three children
Occupation: Politician
Political party: All Progressives Congress (APC)
Net worth

Rotimi Amaechi Biography, Date Of Birth, Age, Early Life, Family And Education

Rotimi Amaechi was born on the 27th of May 1965 at Ubima, Ikwerre, Rivers State, Nigeria. His father, Elder Fidelis Amaechi (late) was a politician who ran for councillorship during his time and he was raised in Diobu.
Amaechi started his early education at St Theresa's Primary School. After his First School Leaving Certificate, he proceeded to the Government Secondary School Okolobiri where he earned his West African Senior School Certificate in 1982.
He further gained admission at the University of Port Harcourt, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in English Studies and Literature in 1987. While in school, Amaechi served as the President of the National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS).
On December 8, 2018, Rotimi Amaechi was conferred with an honorary doctorate degree award by the Kaduna State University (KASU). This was in appreciation of his massive transformation in the education sector when he held sway as the State Governor between 2007 to 2015.

Career and Politics

After completing his mandatory National Youth Service Corps in 1988, Amaechi joined Pamo Clinics and Hospitals Limited, a Hospital located in Port Harcourt and owned by a former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odili. He worked with the hospital until 1992.
He also served as a director of several companies, including West Africa Glass Industry Limited and Risonpalm Nigeria Limited.

During the transition to the Third Nigerian Republic, Rotimi Amaechi served Secretary of the National Republican Convention in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. He was also appointed Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, a post he handled from 1992 to 1994. 
In 1996, he got another post as the Rivers State's Secretary of the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) caretaker committee during the transition programme of General Sani Abacha.

In 1999, he contested for a seat to become a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly to represent his constituency and won. After his election as the Speaker of the House of Assembly, he was also was elected the Chairman of Nigeria's Conference of Speakers of State Assemblies. In May 2003, he was re-elected as the Speaker.

In 2007, Rotimi Amaechi contested for the governorship of Rivers State under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and won. He served as governor until 2011 and got re-elected under the same political party.

While in the seat, Rotimi's administration invested in infrastructure development, construction of roads and bridges, sticking to the vision of connecting all parts of the state by road.  He was also committed to urban renewal and modernization of transportation services.

In 2013, he left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) following the creation of the party. He cited that he dumped PDP because 'Nigerians celebrate corruption'.

Following Muhammadu Buhari's election in 2015, Rotimi Amaechi was appointed as the Minister of Transportation and re-appointed in July 2019. He was among the six ministerial nominees that enjoyed the ‘take a bow’ privilege at the screening by the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Personal Life

Rotimi Amaechi is happily married to Judith Amaechi and the marriage is blessed with three boys. Judith Amaechi is head of the Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI) which campaigns against HIV/AIDS, advocates the rights of the women and children, and promotes gender equity and Girl Child education.
Amaechi is a devoted Catholic and a Knight of St. Johns.

Awards and Recognitions

• Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON)
• Polo Stallion award for his revolutionary approach in the transport sector of the Nigeria economy (2019)
• THISDAY Editor’s Choice Minister of the Decade award (2020)

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Rotimi Amaechi on:
Facebook: Hon. Min. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi
Twitter @ChibuikeAmaechi

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