Sir. Chukwu Shedrach Ogbogu
Sir Chukwu Shedrach Ogbogu – Hon. Commissioner of Energy and Natural Resources

Brief History of the Ministry

The Ministry Of Energy And Natural Resources Was Established In September, 2013, With The Mandate:

  • To Meet The Energy Needs /Challenges Of The People Of Rivers State.
  • To Maximize Participation Of Rivers  People In The Upstream And Downstream Oil And Gas Sector.
  • To Identify And Develop Other Available Natural Resources In Rivers State.
  • To Develop The Equitable Manpower (Human Resources) To Cope With The challenges of the mandate

Mission and Mandate


To leverage on our natural resources  for the  common good of our  people.


  • Meet the energy need of the people of Rivers State.
  • Maximize participation of Rivers people in the upstream/downstream sectors.


Making Energy and Natural Resources  of the state accessible to the people  and  add value to the pursuit of their aspiration.


  1. Petroleum Department
    • To Develop A Framework For The State Petroleum And Energy Policy.
    • To Advise Government On Petroleum Matters And The Development Of Alternative Energy Sources.
    • To Independently Verify The State Oil And Gas Production Quotas And Statistics.
    • To Create An Enabling Environment For The Evolution Of Indigenous Or Privately Owned Refineries And Petrochemical Plants In The State.
    • Establish Comprehensive Records Of Oil Companies Industries In The Energy And Monitoring Of Petroleum Products In Marine And Land Areas.
    • Regulating Capacities Of Petroleum And Other Volatile Products By Companies And Other Agencies.
    • Boundary Oilfield Inspection And Documentation With Federal Survey And Ministry Of Petroleum Resources (MPR).
    • To Ensure The Expansion And Maintenance Of Government Fuel Dumps, And Establishment  And Monitoring Of Pilot Riverine Filling Station Throughout The State.
    • Supervision Of Any Petroleum Task Force To Monitor And Control Malpractices In The Petroleum Product Distribution Sector As Necessary.
    • To  Oversee And Technically Supervise State –Owned  Refineries And Petrochemical Companies.
  2. Gas Engineering Department
    • Oversee Gas Infrastructural Development In The State.
    • Monitor The Implementation Of The Rivers State Gas Master Plan With The Supervision Of The Joint Venture Partners
    • Regulate Price Dynamics In The Downstream Gas Market.
    • Represent The Rivers State Government In Appointed Oil And Gas Sector.
    • Drive The Rivers State Gas Policy Man Implementation And Advice Government On Allied Matters.
  3. Planning Research Statistics
    • Constant Collection And Processing Of Data And Statistics Relating To The Ministry.
    • Management Of The Ministry’s Records And Information Resources (Data Bank, Computer Service Registry).
    • Project Planning Of The Ministry
  4. Conflict Resolution
    • Liaise With Companies And Other Corporate Organization In The State To Resolve Conflicts Arising Between Companies And Their Host Communities, Their Workers And Government Agencies In The Course Of Their Operation In The State.
    • Collaboration With Federal/State/Local Government Agencies Or Institution Pursuing Similar Objectives With Regard To Conflict/ Arbitration Matters.
    • Drew Up Decisions Reached In Such Arbitration/Mediations And Submits Same To The Hon Commissioner Through The Permanent Secretary Consideration And Necessary Approval.
    • Accepts Petitions From Communities And Or Corporate Organizations Where Disagreement Arise On Refusal To Honor Memorandum Of Understanding (M.O.U) Duly Agreed On By The Parties.
    • Handles Issues Of Vandalization Of Companies’ Property By The Host Communities Or Any Organized Body Of Any Community.
  5. Natural Resources
    • Identification And Evaluation Of The Natural Resources In The State.
    • To Advice Government On How To Harness And Develop The Natural Resources Identified To The Benefit Of The State.
    • Create Forum/ mining Policy On Natural Resources Management Strategy.
    • Develop Natural Resources Conservation And Mining Policy For The State
    • Formulating and implementing policy on renewable energy (solar energy) as alternative measures for power generation.
  6. Procurement Department
  7. Finance and Accounts
    • To process funds of the Ministry for the day to day operation of the ministry.
    • To provide information relating to accounting for use by management for decision making through data collections analysis and evaluations
  8. Department of Administration
    • Handles all Personnel Matters
    • General office Administration


Rivers State Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources,

Point Block,13th Floor,

Rivers State Secretariat Complex,

Port-Harcourt, Rivers State,