“Why My Father Named Me Rotimi” Gov Rotimi Amaechi



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 Centre.

Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was born in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State on 27th May, 1965 to late elder Fidelis Amaechi and his loving wife Mrs. 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.