|Date of Birth:
|December 13, 1967 (56 years old)
|Politician and Lawyer
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What is Nyesom Wike’s Net Worth?
Nyesom Wike is a Nigerian politician, lawyer, and the incumbent governor of Rivers State. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party. Nyesom Wike has a net worth of $10 million.
Wike won the gubernatorial elections on April 11 by defeating Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Tonye Princewill of the Labour Party. Atiku Abubakar defeated Wike in the People’s Democratic Party presidential election primary held at the MKO ABIOLA National Stadium in Abuja on May 28 and 29, 2022, with 371 votes to 237 votes for Wike, who finished as the first runner-up.
On December 13, 1967, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike was born. He is an indigene of Rivers State. He obtained his secondary education at the Government Secondary School Eneka in Obiakpor, Rivers State; he later advanced for his tertiary studies at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUT), where he earned his Bachelor of Laws degree, followed by a Master of Arts degree in Political and Administrative Studies.
Wike began his political career in 1999 as the Executive Chairman of Rivers’ Obio Akpor Local Government Area, a position he held until 2007, after being re-elected in 2003. He was selected to work as Rotimi Amaechi’s chief of staff in 2007.
President Goodluck Jonathan designated him as the Minister of State for Education in July 2011. In September 2013, he was elevated to the position of Federal Minister of Education. He resigned from his position as Federal Minister in order to run for governor of Rivers State in the 2015 governorship elections.
Nyesom Wike enacted a law making public primary and secondary education free as part of his aspirations to revamp education. He revealed this, in a meeting held at the government house in Port Harcourt on Monday, June 24, 2019.
There were criticisms and compliments about it, the latter coming from parents and previous principals and headmasters in the state. Though they all disintegrated, the government of Wike continued to stand its ground.
Free registration for the yearly Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam was made available in 2019 through Wike’s State Ministry of Education for participating candidates in Rivers State.
A bill strengthening a woman’s right to inherit property was signed by him into law in 2022.
Nyesom Wike got married to Eberechi Suzzette, a judge of the Rivers State High Court of Justice. They have three children together. The family resides in Rivers State.
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