First Lady of Rivers State, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike turned a year older on Tuesday May 24, and her husband Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, hosted a private dinner at their residence.
Justice Suzzette Wike was born Eberechi Suzzette Obuzor in Odiokwu, Ahoada West of Rivers State. She comes from a Christian family consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Obuzor. She attended Rivers State University of Science and Technology, where she received her LL.B. (Hons.) in 1996.
Following her graduation, Wike successfully enrolled in Law School. She achieved the Barrister-at-Law degree (B.L.) in 1997. A year later, she was admitted to the Nigerian bar, eventually commencing practice in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Wike is a recipient of the Chevening Scholarship award (UK). she also holds a master’s degree in law (LL.M.) from the University of Sussex.
Wike joined Efe Chambers as Legal Counsel in charge of litigation. She was later selected to serve as Magistrate Grade I. While in the service, she rose to Chief Magistrate Grade II, and from there became High Court judge in February 2012.
She is a member of the International Bar Association, International Federation of Women Lawyers Rivers State Branch, National and International Associations of Women Judges. Other memberships include Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and former member of Magistrates’ Association of Nigeria Rivers State.
She is married to current Governor Ezenwo Wike and is the First Lady of Rivers State since 29 May 2015.
Indeed behind every great man is a great woman.