Chief of Staff (Rivers State)

The Chief of Staff (COS) is an appointed executive branch official in the Government of Rivers State responsible for coordinating the operations of the Governor's office as well as assisting the Chief Executive in the management of affairs of the government. The Chief of Staff oversees members of the Executive Council and serves as the Governor's liaison with the state executive branch.

Other responsibilities include preparation of the Governor's daily schedule, organisation of meetings, arbitration of disputes, regulation of gubernatorial access.[1][2][3][4]

List of Chiefs of Staff

# Chief of Staff Years Governor
1 Fred Alasia 1999 2007 Peter Odili
2 Emeh Glory Emeh 2007 Celestine Omehia
3 Ezenwo Wike 2007 2011 Chibuike Amaechi
4 Tony Okocha 2011 2015
5 Chukwuemeka Woke 2015 present Ezenwo Wike


  1. "Chief of Staff Assures On Quality Service". The Tide. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. Nwaeke, Polycarp (31 January 2012). "The Waiting Game Ends …As Amaechi Swears-in Okocha As Chief of Staff". National Network. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  3. Okpongete, Odudu (6 August 2003). "Awuse's deputy appointed Odili's Special Adviser". Port Harcourt: BiafraNigeriaWorld. Retrieved 8 May 2015. Also appointed is Chief Fred Alasia, former state director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), as chief of staff
  4. "Omehia Tasks SSG, Chief of Staff". AllAfrica. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
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