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  • Date Created May 27, 1967
  • Capital Port-Harcourt
  • Governor Nyesom wike
  • Land Area 11,077 sq km (4,277 sq mi)
  • Population 5,198,716
  • GDP $21.07 billion

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Rivers State governor, Amaopusenibo Siminalayi

Amaopusenibo Siminalayi

Amaopusenibo Siminalayi "Sim" Fubara, is the Governor of Rivers State. He previously served as accountant general of the Rivers State, Nigeria. He was born in Opobo Town in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area of Rivers State.

He was born in Opobo Town in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area of Rivers State. His primary was in Opobo Primary School and he also attended Comprehensive Secondary School, Opobo before proceeding to study Accountancy at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. He got his MBA and MSc in 2013 and 2016 respectively from the University of Port Harcourt.


Sim started his career in 2003 as a principal accountant with the Rivers State Senior Secondary Schools Board. He rose to the position of director of finance and accounts at the State's government house in 2015 and rose to the position of permanent secretary in March 2020. He was appointed the accountant general of Rivers State on December 23, 2020, up till May 2022, when he won the People's Democratic Party governorship primaries for the 2023 general elections. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Fellow of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.[citation


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