“Why My Father Named Me Rotimi” Gov Rotimi Amaechi

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On Wednesday, 27th May 2015, the

Executive Governor of Rivers State,

Rt. (Hon.) Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

will turn 50. To usher him into the

golden-age club, a series of activities

have been lined up in his honour. One

of the big events is the launch of the

book – Dynamics of Change: The

Amaechi Years – edited by his former

lecturer, Dr. Chidi Amuta, and Dr.

Yemi Ogunbiyi. The well-written book

was presented on Thursday, 14th

May 2015 in Lagos at the Civic


Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

was born in Ubima, Ikwerre Local

Government Area of Rivers State on

27th May, 1965 to late elder Fidelis

Mary Amaechi. The young Chibuike

started his educational life at St.

Theresa’s Primary school from 1970

to 1976, where he passed his first

school leaving certificate, after which

he proceeded to Government

Secondary School Okolobiri in 1977,

finishing and earning his West African

School Certificate in 1982. The lure to

improve his lot amongst his peers

took him to the University of Port

Harcourt in 1983, where he graduated

with an honours degree in English

Studies and Literature in 1987. In a

recent interview with City People,

Amaechi spoke on his life at 50 and

why his father named him Rotimi.

According to him, he was named

Rotimi because his father wanted

him to be a lawyer like late legal

icon,Chief FRA Williams, SAN.

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