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Ughelli Metropolis
Warri Metropolis

Chief James Ghoye Emarievbe was born on 15th March, 1945 into the Royal Family of OKPAME in Agbarha-Otor in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. His parents now late, were from Agbarha-Otor and full blood of the Urhobo Ethnic Nationality in DeltaState. His Permanent residential address is: “The Bridge House”, NNPC Housing Complex Road, Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area, Effurun, DeltaState - Nigeria

Chief James G. Emarievbe finished his Primary School in 1959, Secondary school in 1966 and graduated from University of Lagos College of Education, in 1970 where he studied Science Education.. Between July 1970 and January 1972, James worked as a Science Teacher at AnglicanGirlsGrammar School, Ughelli.

On February 1st, 1972, Chief James Ghoye Emarievbe joined the then Shell-BP Petroleum Development Company Limited as a Trainee Driller. He attended many Professional/Management Courses, earning him promotions. In March, 1982, James was posted abroad with his family to Malaysia for further professional and Managerial development, He returned to Nigeria in mid1984, as Drilling Superintendent. He voluntarily retired from Shell employment on 1st February, 1999.

Between February, 1999 and February, 2007, Chief James G. Emarievbe was into Poultry/Fish Farming and Consultancy in Oil & Gas Drilling Services in Nigeria. Inmid February, 2007, Chief James G. Emarievbe, signed a Drilling Consultancy Contract with the Malaysian National oil Company, PETRONAS CARIGALI SEDIRAN BERHAD. In recognition of his contribution to the development and growth of the Malaysian economy, the Malaysian Government has stamped TALENT on his International Passport and equally given him, his wife and children below 18 years, ten years Residence Pass.He returned to Nigeriain June, 2017.

Chief James Ghoye Emarievbe is a respected Community Leader who strongly believes in youth empowerment. He was made a high class chief in 1997. He served 4 years as Vice President General and another four years as the President General of AgbarhaKingdom during which he executed many projects, one of such is the construction of Ughelli- Agbarha– Orogun Road in UghelliNorthLocalGovernmentAreaDeltaState. He was also a member of the Urhobo Progress Union Central Council for ten years before he left for Malaysia in 2007. He is a Senior African Statesman and as such held in high esteem by many African Ambassadors including the Nigerian Ambassadors and other Nigerians in Malaysia. On 5th January, 2013, Chief James Ghoye Emarievbe was inducted as “Ambassador for Peace” by the Universal Peace Federation, West Africa Chapter. He was elected the President of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization – Malaysia (NIDOMY) in April 2012, working closely with the Nigerian Embassy to solve Nigerian Community problems and improve our Country image. His passion for community development has led to the formation of Urhobo Progress Union Asia. He and his wife have also registered a Charity Foundation – EmatasheOgheneruona Charity Foundation, in memory of their Mothers.

Apart from his Oil & Gas Consultancy services, Chief James G. Emarievbe is into Export/Import Business. Two of his Companies, OKPAME ASSOCIATES LIMITED & OKPAME ASSOCIATES SEDIRAN BERHAD, imports Baby/Diapers from Malaysia The family also has a Nursery and Primary School, Anne-MarieSchools, situated in Effurun.

Chief James G. Emarievbe, joined Rotary, in Malaysia in 1982 and has remained active till date. He is a past President of the Rotary Clubs of Warri and the Rotary Club of Gombak, Malaysia.He has served in various capacities in his clubs (TRF Chair, fellowship, Grants, club trainer, Bulletin Editoretc)and at District levels for DG Installation/District Conferences Committees both in Nigeria and Malaysia. As President of the Rotary Club of Gombak, District 3300, he executed service project of over USD$7000 with RC Club of Warri, providing insecticide treated mosquitoe nets and another USD$30,000 training and empowerment for 13 learning disable children in Malaysia.

As a Rotarian of good standing, James and his wife have both attended many Rotary International Conventions/conferences in America, Europe, South East Asia and Australia. Because of his belief in Rotary Ideals, James is a philanthropist and believes in Charity work and renders assistance to the less privileged. He has trained non relatives from the Secondary level of education to the Universities. Some of those trained are today in Education, Engineering, Medical, and Managerial fields rendering services to their communities in their respective areas of specialization.

Chief James Ghoye Emarievbe is married to an amiable and dedicated wife, Mrs. Stella Okpako Emarievbe. She is a retired senior Lecturer II in College of Education, Warri. They are blessed with eight children and eighteen grandchildren as at date.