The Executive Head

Barr. Anugbum Onuoha(JP)

Special Adviser to the Governor on Lands and Survey

Sir Anugbum Promise Onuoha JP, an Estate Surveyor/Valuer and a seasoned Legal Practioner called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court Nigeria over a decade. He was born on the 8th day of August 1962 in Rumuenyiwere-Oroekpo Community, Rumuepirikom Kingdom in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

In pursuit of the Golden Fleece, Sir Anugbum Promise Onuoha attended Kings College of Commerce Buguma from 1974 – 1979 and obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) with Division one.

He was admitted in 1983 to study Estate Management in the premier Rivers State University of Science and Technology and graduated in 1987 with Second Class Division, Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech).

Upon his graduation in 1987, he did his one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) Abuja in 1987 – 1988 as an Estate Surveyor/Valuer. On completion of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), he was engaged as a researcher by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos in 1988. Continue Reading

Mission and Vision


To employ international best practices, appropriate and affordable technology to simplify work procedures, without yoking the citizenry. We aspire to meet customer satisfaction with a view to being a credit to the government we serve and becoming the highest revenue generating ministry in Rivers state.


Our vision is to give proactive professional advice to the Rivers State Government as well as initiating policies and laws that ensure efficient, transparent and sustainable land management for optimal service delivery.

Ministry Objectives

Surveying, mapping and regulation of all survey activities in the state.

Acquisition and allocation of state lands to individuals and businesses for all purpose.

Issuance of certificates of occupancy for all purposes.

Registration and keeping records of all registered land titles in the state.

Processing of applications for the grant of governors consent to the transfer of statutory rights of occupancy in land.

Assessment and demand for the payment of all land charges to the Rivers State Government ground rent.

Granting and renewal of temporary occupation licenses (T.O.L) over marginal state lands.

The valuation of all landed properties for all government projects including compensation valuation for land acquisition for all MDA and purposes

Processing of applications for the registration of titles to land subject to solid minerals extraction, Oil Mining Leases (OML), Oil Pipeline Licenses (OPL), Permit To Survey (PTS), etc.

General management and control of interest in all urban lands in the state on behalf of the Governor.


Rivers State Ministry of Lands and Survey,

Third Floor, Point Block, Wing B,

Rivers State Secretariat Complex,

Port-Harcourt, Rivers State,