List of current state governors in Nigeria

The following table presents a list of Nigeria's state governors. Governors are elected for a term of four years (maximum of two terms). A minister appointed by the president oversees affairs in the Federal Capital Territory.

Eligibility edit

Citizen of Nigeria by birth, at least 35 years of age, is a member of a political party and is sponsored by that political party are eligible for the office of Governor. The constitution limits state governors to only two four-year terms in office.

Oath of office edit

The Constitution of Nigeria specifies an oath of office for the State Governors of Nigeria:

Oath of Office of Governor of a State
I do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that as the Governor of ....... State, I will discharge my duty to the best of my ability, faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will strive to preserve the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will exercise the authority vested in me as Governor so as not to impede or prejudice the authority lawfully vested in the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and so as not to endanger the continuance of Federal Government in Nigeria; that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions; that I will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Fifty Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favor, affection or ill-will; that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as Governor of ......... State, except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as Governor; and that I will devote myself to the service and well-being of the people of Nigeria. So help me God.
— Constitution of Nigeria, Seventh Schedule

List of current state governors edit

State Governors by Political Party Affiliation

The current party affiliation of the 36 state governors is:

State Governor Deputy Governor Party Took office Term End Past Leaders
Alex Otti Ikechukwu Emetu LP 2023 2027 List
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Kaletapwa Farauta PDP 2019 2027 List
Umo Eno Akon Eyakenyi PDP 2023 2027 List
Charles Soludo Onyeka Ibezim APGA 2022 2026 List
Bauchi State Bala Muhammed Auwal Jatau PDP 2019 2027 List
Bayelsa State
Douye Diri Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo PDP 2020[a] 2028 List
Benue State Hyacinth Alia Samuel Ode APC 2023 2027 List
Borno State Babagana Zulum Umar Usman Kadafur APC 2019 2027 List
Cross River State Bassey Otu Peter Odey APC 2023 2027 List
Delta State Sheriff Oborevwori Monday Onyeme PDP 2023 2027 List
Ebonyi State Francis Nwifuru Patricia Obila APC 2023 2027 List
Edo State Godwin Obaseki Philip Shaibu PDP[b] 2016 2024 List
Ekiti State Biodun Oyebanji Monisade Afuye APC 2022 2026 List
Enugu State Peter Mbah Ifeanyi Ossai PDP 2023 2027 List
Gombe State
Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya Manasseh Daniel Jatau APC 2019 2027 List
Imo State
Hope Uzodinma Placid Njoku APC 2020[c] 2028 List
Jigawa State Umar Namadi Aminu Usman APC 2023 2027 List
Kaduna State Uba Sani Hadiza Balarabe APC 2023 2027 List
Kano State Abba Kabir Yusuf Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo New Nigeria Peoples Party 2023 2027 List
Katsina State Dikko Umaru Radda Faruk Lawal Jobe APC 2023 2027 List
Kebbi State Nasir Idris Abubakar Umar Argungu APC 2023 2027 List
Kogi State Ahmed Usman Ododo Salifu Joel APC 2024 2028 List
Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq Kayode Alabi APC 2019 2027 List
Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu Femi Hamzat APC 2019 2027 List
Nasarawa State Abdullahi Sule Emmanuel Akabe APC 2019 2027 List
Niger State Mohammed Umar Bago Yakubu Garba APC 2023 2027 List
Ogun State Dapo Abiodun Noimot Salako-Oyedele APC 2019 2027 List
Ondo State Lucky Aiyedatiwa Olayide Adelami APC 2023[d] 2025 List
Osun State
Ademola Adeleke Kola Adewusi PDP 2022 2026 List
Oyo State Seyi Makinde Bayo Lawal PDP 2019 2027 List
Plateau State Caleb Mutfwang Josephine Piyo PDP 2023 2027 List
Rivers State Siminalayi Fubara Ngozi Odu PDP 2023 2027 List
Sokoto State Ahmad Aliyu Idris Muhammad Gobir APC 2023 2027 List
Taraba State Agbu Kefas Aminu Abdullahi Alkali PDP 2023 2027 List
Yobe State Mai Mala Buni Idi Barde Gubana APC 2019 2027 List
Zamfara State Dauda Lawal Mani Mallam Mummuni PDP 2023 2027 List
Territory Minister Minister of State Party Took office Term End Past leaders
Federal Capital Territory Nyesom Wike Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure PDP 2023 2027 List

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ David Lyon of the APC was originally elected Governor; however, a February 2020 Supreme Court judgement disqualified Lyon and awarded the win to the PDP's Douye Diri.[1]
  2. ^ Godwin Obaseki was first elected as a member of the APC but switched to the PDP in 2020 prior to his reelection.[2]
  3. ^ Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP was originally elected Governor; however, a January 2020 Supreme Court judgement awarded the win to the APC's Hope Uzodinma after Ihedioha had governed for over seven months.[3]
  4. ^ Lucky Aiyedatiwa became Governor on 27 December 2023, following the death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

References edit

  1. ^ "Supreme Court Sacks Lyon As Bayelsa Governor-Elect, Hours Before Inauguration". Channels TV. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  2. ^ Ayitogo, Nasir (19 June 2020). "Edo 2020: Obaseki joins PDP". Premium Times. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  3. ^ Adesomoju, Ade (14 January 2020). "Supreme Court voids Ihedioha's election, declares APC Uzodinma Imo governor". The Punch. Retrieved 9 June 2021.