Deputy Governor of Adamawa State

The deputy governor of Adamawa State is the second-highest officer in the executive branch of the government of Adamawa State, Nigeria, after the governor of Adamawa State, and ranks first in line of succession. The deputy governor is directly elected together with the governor to a four-year term of office.

Deputy Governor of Adamawa State
Seal of Adamawa State
Flag of Adamawa State
Kaletapwa Farauta
since 29 May 2023
Executive Branch of the Adamawa State Government
StatusSecond highest executive branch officer
Member of
  • Adamawa State Executive Branch
  • Adamawa State Cabinet
NominatorGubernatorial candidate
AppointerDirect popular election or, if vacant, Governor via House of Assembly confirmation
Term lengthFour years
renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Nigeria
Inaugural holderBello Tukur (Fourth Republic)

Kaletapwa Farauta is the current deputy governor, having assumed office on 29 May 2023.[1]



The deputy governor assists the governor in exercising primary assignments and is also eligible to replace a dead, impeached, absent or ill Governor as required by the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.[2]

List of deputy governors

Name Took office Left office Time in office Party Elected Governor
Bello Tukur
(born 1960)
29 May 1999 29 May 2007 8 years Peoples Democratic Party 1999
Boni Haruna
Bala James Ngilari
(born 1972)
29 May 2007 26 February 2008 273 days Peoples Democratic Party 2007 Murtala Nyako
29 April 2008 15 July 2014 6 years, 77 days 2008
8 October 2014 29 May 2015 233 days Peoples Democratic Party Bala James Ngilari
Martins Babale
(born 1959)
29 May 2015 29 May 2019 4 years All Progressives Congress 2015 Bindow Jibrilla
Crowther Seth
(born 1954)
29 May 2019 29 May 2023 4 years Peoples Democratic Party 2019 Umaru Fintiri
Kaletapwa Farauta
(born 1965)
29 May 2023 Incumbent 1 year, 54 days Peoples Democratic Party 2023

See also



  1. ^ "I will not fail you - Fintiri pledges to Adamawa residents". Businessday NG. 29 May 2023. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  2. ^ "State Executive". Nigeria Law. Retrieved 20 January 2024.