River State Ministry of Health

Revitalising Healthcare System in Rivers State

Brief Biography Of Hon. Commissioner / Executive Head

Prof. Chike, Chike Princewill Rewhuamwhu hails from Eligbam Community, Remueme in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. Born 28th June, 1964. Married and blessed with four (4) children.

Prof. Chike had his primary education at St. John State School, Rumueme, Port Harcourt (1971-1976), where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC); and he attended his Secondary education at Birabi Memorial Grammar School, Bori and County Grammar School, Ikwerri/Etche where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC O/L) between 1976-1983. He further attended University of Port Harcourt and obtained Bachelor of Medical Sciences (B.Med.Sc.), and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) 1983 - 1991. Furthermore, his quest for excellent academic pursuit paved way for further academic achievements, where he obtained his Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Cardiovascular Physiology between 1998 and 2007 respectively.

Public Service

Thereafter, he worked as a House Officer at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) in 1992/1993, and later went on for his National Service as a Resident Doctor at the General Hospital Dambata, Kano State in 1993/1994. He worked as a Registrar/Demonstrator & Honorary tutor to Clinical Students of Internal Medicine Dept. University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH). Also, lecture as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer to Science Laboratory and Medical Laboratory Science Students at the School of Laboratory Technological Science, Uniport.

Prof. Chike Princewill is a learned Resource person in General Medical Practice and Human Physiology to Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), Association of Specialist Medical Doctors in Academic (MeDSABAM), Nigeria Environmental Society(NES), and other Applicable Medical Bodies. He has served as an External Examiner in Human Physiology Dept. of several Medical Schools in Nigeria at undergraduate/postgraduate level of various capacities. His keen interest in impacting knowledge led him to serve as Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Lecturer to Colleges of Medicine in many universities across Nigeria. He is a Senior Research Medical Scientist, Dept. of Physiology, Uniport, a Professor in Cardiovascular Physiology, who was the Ag. Head of Physiology Dept. Uniport. His academic appointments and research experiences has earned him numerous positions in the medical sphere.

Prof. Chike Princewill is a prolific writer that has impacted immensely in the development of humanity especially in the areas of Health, Research activities, Book Publications, Teaching/Lecturing, Supervising, Guarding and Counseling students, Health Resource person, Publisher of Journals Articles, Experimental manual and workbook in physiology, Lecture notes, Handbook and Monograph etc. He is a profound and active member and/or chairman of many health/medical organizations with various responsibilities across Nigeria and the West Africa at large. His active participation and consistent contribution to the health sector earned him the appointment as Chairman Rivers State Primary Healthcare Management Board (RSPHCMB) a position he held until his latest appointment as the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Rivers State by our amiable Governor of Rivers State, Chief Barrister Ezewon Nyesom Wike CON,GSSRS. His hobbies are singing (church/classical), squash racket, Tennis, Cricket, Martial arts, Boxing, Swimming, and Preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Prof. Chike, Chike Princewill Rewhuamwhu