Sherrif Oborevwori

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Rt. Hon. Sherrif Oborevwori
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Born25 February 1969
Alma mater
  • Oghareki Grammar School
  • Alegbo primary School
  • Ambrose Ali University
  • Ekpoma Delta State University
  • Manchester University
  • Politician
  • Incumbent Speaker
Spouse(s)Oborevwori Tobore

Rt. Hon. Sherrif Oborevwori (born 25 February 1969) is a Nigerian politician and incumbent Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly as a representative of the Okpe State Constituency under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Early childhood and education

Sheriff Oborevwori was born on the 19th of June 1963 to the family of Chief Samuel and Mrs. Esther Oborevwori of Osubi town in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.[1] He began his early childhood education at Alegbo primary school and completed his secondary education at Oghareki Grammar School, Oghareki. He graduated from the prestigious Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma with a bachelor degree in Political Science in 2011 and later proceeded to obtain a Master degree in Political science from the delta State University Abraka in 2015. Oborevwori is an Alumnus of the Alliance Manchester University Leadership Executive Certificate Programme and the London School of Economics and Political Science certificate Programme on Leading Inclusive Development.[2]

Political career

Oborevwori began his political career as a grassroot politician; Chairman of the Okpe Community. However he broke into limelight in 2015 after he was elected as the member representing Okpe State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly under the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP).[3] This is after 19 years of serving in several key government positions first beginning as a Councillor in 1996.[4] He was elected speaker of Delta State House of Assembly on the 11th of May 2017 following the impeachment of the then Speaker, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya.[5][6] Speaker, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya. He re-elected in 2019 as Speaker for a second term following his victory at the polls to represent his constituency, the Okpe State Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly. [7]

Professional Affiliations, Awards & Special Recognitions

Rt. Hon. Oborevwori is a member of several professional bodies including the renowned Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). He is also a fellow of the Chartered Management Consultant Chartered Institute of Management Consultants, Canada and Fellow of the Institute Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (FICMC).[8] In 14th of May 2018 he was recognized by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) with a Legislative Icon Award through in honour of its several educational endeavours/scholarship programmes in supports of students across Delta State.[9] He also received one of the highest honours from his kinsmen and was dabbed with a Chieftaincy Title; the Ukodo of Okpe by His Royal Majesty, the Orhorho 1, Orodje of Okpe in recognition of his contribution to the growth and development of the Okpe Kingdom.[2]

Constituency Empowerment & Development Initiatives

In addition to facilitating key constituency project such as schools, roads, electricity and water projects to the local government, Rt. Hon. Oborevwori has also carried out several philanthropic and community empowerment programmes. Some of the key constituency infrastructural projects are:[10]

1. Construction of internal road networks in Orerokpe, namely; Onomigbo, Ejinyere/Orodje. 2. Rehabilitation of Warri/Sapele Expressway Road by Okuovo and Okuijorogu. 3. Okuovo – Kpokpogri – Iriama Junction Road. 4. Okwetolor – Okobia – Arhagba Road (Phase 1). 5. Resurfacing of 11 kilometers Jeddo/Omadino Road. 6. Ultra-Modern Open/lock-up shops, Orerokpe. 7. Three (3) Classrooms at Osubi Secondary School.

Philanthropy Activities

It was reported that Rt. Hon. Oborevwori provided scholarships to 25 indigene and non-indigene students in Okpe Local Government for the 2018/2019 academic session and other empowerment packs to the tune of six million naira on the 24th of June 2018 The educational support programme which was launched under the Oborevwori Foundation Scholarship Scheme was accompanied by other entrepreneurship support/empowerment endeavours to support petty traders, market women and artisans. The philanthropic gesture witnessed the donation of 24 buses/cars 10 tricycles, 20 hair dressing saloon kits, including generators, 40 grinding machines for millers, 30 sewing machines for tailors, 20 deep freezers for market women in frozen food business and clothing hundreds of clothing for widows.[11][12]

Life and Family

Sherrif Oborevwori is married to Mrs. Oborevwori Tobore. On May 2011 it was reported that she was allegedly abducted by gunmen along Osubi road in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State. The culprits were later arrested and sent to 21 years imprisonment.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Delta State Government". Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Oborevwori: Sheriff at the helm in Delta Assembly Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2020-03-01. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  3. "Sheriff Oborevwori: Okpe Group Appeals to Omurhirhen to Withdraw Case from Appeal Court". Urhobo Today. 2015-11-04. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  4. "Delta State Government". Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  5. "Delta assembly speaker impeached". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2017-05-11. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  6. admin (2017-05-17). "Delta Assembly Crisis: A Test of Ibori's Leadership". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  7. Isangedighi, Iyanam (2019-06-10). "Delta Assembly re-elects Sheriff Oborevwori as speaker". TODAY. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  8. "Delta State Government". Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  9. "NANS HONOURS DELTA SPEAKER, OBOREVWORI". OtellO News. 2018-12-14. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  10. "Delta State Speaker-Rt.Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori Empowers Okpe State Constituents". Towncrier. 2018-05-30. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  11. "Oborevwori Empowers Constituents With Over N60 Million". The Pointer News Online. 2018-05-04. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  12. "Pin on Global News". Pinterest. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  13. Published. "Kidnappers of Delta Speaker's wife get 21-year imprisonment". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-11-10.

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