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Siminalayi Fubara: Biography, Age, Education, Career, and Controversy



Who is Siminalayi Fubara? Wikipedia, Biography

Amaopusenibo Siminalayi “Sim” Fubara is the 2023 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state.

He is favoured to win the March 11, 2023, gubernatorial election, according to an opinion poll conducted by Anap Foundation in collaboration with NOIPolls Limited.


He was born on January 28, 1975. Fubara, as at 2023, is 48 years old.


He was born in Opobo Town in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area of Rivers State.

In the Opobo-Ibani dialect, his name, ‘Siminalayi’, translates as ‘the poor may beget the rich’.


Sim Fubara is the second of five children and the first son of the late Joseph Fubara, a former soldier, and the late Love Joseph Fubara, a civil servant.

His parents were both descendants of the Fubara and Jaja families of Opobo town.


Siminalayi attended Opobo Primary School where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1986.

Fubura proceeded to Comprehensive Secondary School, Opobo, where he obtained the West African School Certificate in 1992.

Sim has a degree in Business Education with specialisation in accountancy from the former Rivers State University of Science and Technology (now Rivers State University).

Fubara has a Master of Science Degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Port Harcourt Business School.

He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from Enugu State University of Science and Technology.

Summary of his education

  1. First School Leaving Certificate, Opobo Primary School – 1986
  2. West African School Certificate Comprehensive Secondary School, Opobo – 1992
  3. BSc Accounting, Rivers State University of Science and Technology
  4. MBA, University of Port Harcourt – 2013
  5. MSc, University of Port Harcourt – 2016
  6. Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, Enugu State University of Science and Technology

Professional qualifications/affiliations

  • Fellow of Nigeria Institute of Management (FNIM)
  • Fellow of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (FCNA)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCTI).


Sim Fubara career started in 2003 when he was appointed as a classroom teacher by the Rivers State Post-Primary Schools Board, and posted to the Comprehensive High School, Alesa-Eleme.

He taught there for five years and transferred his service in 2007 from the Board to the Ministry of Finance on the rank of Senior Accountant.

He was Senior Accountant before being promoted as Principal Accountant. He was later promoted as Chief Accountant, Assistant Director, and Deputy Director.

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.

Fubara rose to the pinnacle of his career as Accountant General of Rivers state.

In May 2022, Fubara was declared winner of the Rivers state gubernatorial primary elections. He won with a total of 721 votes against other 15 aspirants that contested in the election.

Kamalu Isaac 86, George Kelly 37, Danagogo Tammy 36, Chief West Morgan got four votes, Briggs David four, Felix Obuah two votes, and eight void votes.

Summary of work experience

  • Principal Accountant with the Rivers State Senior Secondary Schools Board – 2003
  • Director of Finance and Accounts, Rivers State Government House – 2015
  • Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Government House – Mar 2020
  • Accountant General, Rivers State – Dec 2020 – May 2022


In May 2022, Fubara and 58 other government officials were declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for N435 billion fraud.

He was also wanted for N117 billion fraud alongside four other Rivers State government officials.

Additional charges by the EFCC included alleged criminal conspiracy, money laundering, misappropriation of public funds, and abuse of office.


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