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Politics of 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 of Nigeria oversees affairs in the Federal Capital Territory.

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EligibilityEdit

A person shall be eligible for the office of Governor if he or she is a 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. The constitution limits state governors to only two four-year terms in office.

Oath of officeEdit

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

List of current state governorsEdit

 
Governors by party affiliation
  APC
  PDP
  APGA

The current party affiliation of the 36 state governors is:

NB: Party affiliation changes regularly as a result of the spate of defections in Nigeria's political party system.

State Current Governor Deputy Governor Party Elected/Took office Past Leaders
Abia State Okezie Ikpeazu Ude Oko Chukwu PDP 2019 List
Adamawa State Bindo Jibrilla Martins Babale APC 2015 List
Akwa Ibom State Udom Gabriel Emmanuel Moses Ekpo PDP 2019 List
Anambra State Willie Obiano Dr. Nkem Okeke APGA 2014 List
Bauchi State Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar Mr Audu Katagum[1] APC 2015 List
Bayelsa State Henry Dickson Gboribiogha John Jonah PDP 2012 List
Benue State Samuel Ortom Benson Abounu PDP[2] 2015 List
Borno State BabaGana Umara Umaru Usman Kadafur APC 2019 List
Cross River State Benedict Ayade Ivara Esu PDP 2019 List
Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa Kingsley Otuaro PDP 2019 List
Ebonyi State Dave Umahi Eric Kelechi Igwe PDP 2019 List
Edo State Godwin Obaseki Philip Shuaibu APC 2016 List
Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola APC 2014 List
Enugu State Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Cecilia Ezeilo PDP 2019 List
Gombe State Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya Manassah Daniel Jatau APC 2019 List
Imo State Chukwuemeka Ihedioha Irona Alphonsus PDP 2019 List
Jigawa State Badaru Abubakar Umar Alhaji Namadi APC 2019 List
Kaduna State Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai Yusuf Barnabas Bala APC 2019 List
Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Hafiz Abubakar APC 2015 List
Katsina State Aminu Bello Masari Mannir Yakubu APC 2019 List
Kebbi State Abubakar Atiku Bagudu Samaila Yombe Dabai APC 2019 List
Kogi State Yahaya Bello Simon Achuba APC 2016 List
Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq Kayode Alibi APC 2019 List
Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu Kadri Obafemi Hamzat APC 2019 List
Nasarawa State Abdullahi Sule Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe APC 2019 List
Niger State Abubakar Sani Bello Ahmed Muhammad Ketso APC 2019 List
Ogun State Dapo Abiodun Salako-Oyedele Noimot Olurotimi APC 2019 List
Ondo State Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu Agboola Ajayi[3] APC[4] 2017 List
Osun State Adegboyega Oyetola Gboyega Alabi APC 2018 List
Oyo State Oluwaseyi Makinde Engr. Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan PDP 2019 List
Plateau State Simon Lalong Sonni Gwanle Tyoden APC 2015 List
Rivers State Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Ipalibo Banigo PDP 2019 List
Sokoto State Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Ahmad Aliyu PDP 2015 List
Taraba State Arch. Darius Ishaku Haruna Manu PDP 2019 List
Yobe State Mai Mala Buni Idi Barade Gubana APC 2019 List
Zamfara State Mukhtar Shehu Idris Usman Ahmed APC 2019 List
Territory Current Minister Party Took office Past Leaders

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bauchi state Deputy Governor sworn-in". Jul 2, 2018. Retrieved Jul 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "UPDATED: Benue governor, Ortom, defects to PDP". July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Editor, Online (24 February 2017). "New Ondo Gov, Akeredolu, Deputy Sworn in, Promises to Rebuild State".
  4. ^ "List of Nigerian State Governors, their Political Party and Year of Election". www.currentinall.com.
  5. ^ "Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria - List of State Governors". www.nigeriaembassyusa.org.
  6. ^ "List of newly elected governors in Nigeria 2019 with election statistics". www.naijadazz.com.