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List of governors and governors-general of Nigeria

Flag of the Governor-General of Nigeria

This page contains a list of Governors and Governors-General of the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, and later of the Federation of Nigeria; both as a British overseas possession and an independent monarchy.[1][2]

Governor-General of Nigeria, 1914–1919Edit

Portrait Name Took office Left office Sovereign
  Sir Frederick Lugard
(1858–1945)
1 January 1914 8 August 1919 George V

Governors of Nigeria, 1919–1954Edit

Portrait Name Took office Left office Sovereign
  Sir Hugh Clifford
(1866–1941)
8 August 1919 13 November 1925 George V
  Sir Graeme Thomson
(1877–1933)
13 November 1925 17 June 1931 George V
  Sir Donald Cameron
(1872–1948)
17 June 1931 1 November 1935 George V
  Sir Bernard Bourdillon
(1883–1948)
1 November 1935 1 July 1940 George V
Edward VIII
George VI
  Sir John Evelyn Shuckburgh
(1877–1953)
1 July 1940 1942 George VI
  Sir Alan Burns
(1887–1980)
1942 18 Dec 1943 George VI
  Sir Arthur Richards
(1885–1978)
18 Dec 1943 5 February 1948 George VI
  Sir John Macpherson
(1898–1971)
5 February 1948 1 October 1954 George VI
Elizabeth II

Governors-General of Nigeria, 1954–1963Edit

Portrait Name Took office Left office Sovereign
  Sir John Macpherson
(1898–1971)
1 October 1954 15 June 1955 Elizabeth II
  Sir James Wilson Robertson
(1899–1983)
15 June 1955 16 November 1960 Elizabeth II
  Nnamdi Azikiwe
(1904–1996)
16 November 1960 1 October 1963 Elizabeth II

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "African Proconsuls. European Governors in Africa". 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ ""The Lost Province": Neglect and Governance in Colonial Ogoja". 13 June 2018.

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