List of governors of Kano State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Kano State. Kano State was formed on 27 May 1967 when the Northern region was split into Benue-Plateau, Kano, Kwara, North-Central, North-Eastern and North-Western states.

Name Title Took office Left office Party Notes
Commissioner of Police, Audu Bako Governor May 1967 July 1975 Military
Colonel Sani Bello Military Governor July 1975 Sept 1978 Military
Group Captain Ishaya Shekari Military Governor Sept 1978 Oct 1979 Military
Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi Governor Oct 1979 May 1983 PRP
Alhaji Abdu Dawakin Tofa Governor May 1983 Oct 1983 PRP
Alhaji Sabo Bakin Zuwo Governor Oct 1983 Dec 1983 PRP
Air Commodore Hamza Abdullahi Governor Jan 1984 Aug 1985 Military Governor
Colonel. Ahmed Muhammad Daku Military Governor Aug 1985 1987 Military
Group Captain Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru Military Governor December 1987 27 July 1988 Military
Colonel Idris Garba Military Governor Aug 1988 Jan 1992 Military
Architect Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya Governor Jan 1992 Nov 1993 NRC
Colonel Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Military Administrator Dec 1993 June 1996 Military
Colonel Dominic Oneya Military Administrator Aug 1996 Sept 1998 Military
Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora Military Administrator Sept 1998 May 1999 Military
Engineer (Dr.) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Governor May 1999 May 2003 PDP
Malam Ibrahim Shekarau Governor May 2003 May 2011 ANPP
Engineer (Dr.) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Governor May 2011 May 2015 PDP
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Governor May 2015 May 2023 APC
Abba Kabir Yusuf Governor May 2023 Incumbent NNPP Reinstated [1]

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