Names of governors in Nigeria and their states

Names of governors in Nigeria and their states

Do you know all the names of governors in Nigeria? Nigeria consists of 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory. Becoming a governor in Nigeria is prestigious and wanted by many.

Names of governors in Nigeria and their states

Nigeria states and their governors names

After the Independence in 1960, Nigeria had only three main regions, there were no contemporary Nigeria states and governors names to discover. The capital of the northern part inhabited mostly by the Muslim people of Hausa was in Kaduna. The western part has its center in Ibadan and was populated by Yoruba in the majority. The eastern part’s capital was in Enugu and this land was mostly populated by Igbo, Edo and Ibibio people.

Names of governors in Nigeria and their states

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Only in 1967, the three provinces were turned into 12 states, 9 more states were created in 1976 together with Abuja, the current capital territory, and 2 states more in 1987. 1991 brought Nigeria 9 more states and in 6 new states in 1996.

Now, let’s check the names of Nigeria governors and their states arranged in alphabetic order.

  • Abia State: located in the south of Nigeria, ruled by Okezie Ikpeazu (People’s Democratic Party), elected in May 2015
  • Adamawa State: located in the east of Nigeria, ruled by Bindo Jibrilla (People’s Democratic Party), elected in May 2015
  • Akwa Ibom State: located in the south of Nigeria, ruled by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom State People’s Democratic Party), elected in May 2015
  • Anambra State: located in the south of Nigeria, ruled by Willie Obiano (All Progressives Grand Alliance), elected in March 2014
  • Bauchi State: located in the north of Nigeria, ruled by Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2015
  • Bayelsa State: located in the south of Nigeria, ruled by Henry Dickson (People’s Democratic Party), elected in February 2012
  • Benue State: located in the southeast of Nigeria, ruled by Samuel Ortom (All Progressives Congress), elected in April 2015
  • Borno State: located in the northeast of Nigeria, ruled by Kashim Shettima (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2011
  • Cross River State: located in the south of Nigeria, ruled by Benedict Ayade (People’s Democratic Party), elected in May 2015
  • Delta State: located in the south of Nigeria, ruled by Arthur Okowa Ifeanyi (People’s Democratic Party), elected in May 2015
  • Ebonyi State: located in the southeast of Nigeria, ruled by David Nweze Umahi (People’s Democratic Party), elected in May 2015
  • Edo State: located in the south of Nigeria, ruled by Godwin Obaseki (All Progressives Congress), elected in November 2016
  • Ekiti State: located in the southwest of Nigeria, ruled by Ayo Fayose (People’s Democratic Party), elected in October 2014
  • Enugu State: located in the south of Nigeria, ruled by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (People’s Democratic Party), elected in May 2015
  • Gombe State: located in the northeast of Nigeria, ruled by Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo (People’s Democratic Party), elected in May 2011
  • Imo State: located in the south of Nigeria, ruled by Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2011
  • Jigawa State: located in the north of Nigeria, ruled by Badaru Abubakar (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2015
Names of governors in Nigeria and their states

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  • Kaduna State: located in the center of Nigeria, ruled by Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2015
  • Kano State: located in the northwest of Nigeria, ruled by Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2015
  • Kastina State: located in the north of Nigeria, ruled by Aminu Bello Masari (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2015
  • Kebbi State: located in the northwest of Nigeria, ruled by Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2015
  • Kogi State: located in the central part of Nigeria, ruled by Yahaya Bello (All Progressives Congress), elected in January 2016
  • Kwara State: located in the west of Nigeria, ruled by Abdulfatah Ahmed (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2011
  • Lagos State: located in the southwest of Nigeria, ruled by Akinwunmi Ambode (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2015
  • Nasarawa State: located in the central part of Nigeria, ruled by Umaru Tanko Al-Makura (All Progressives Congress), elected in April 2015
  • Niger State: located in the northwest of Nigeria, ruled by Abubakar Sani Bello (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2015
  • Ogun State: located in the southwest of Nigeria, ruled by Ibikunle Amosun (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2015
  • Ondo State: located in the southwest of Nigeria, ruled by Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (All Progressives Congress), elected in February 2017
  • Osun State: located in the southwest of Nigeria, ruled by Rauf Aregbesola (All Progressives Congress), elected in November 2010
  • Oyo State: located in the southwest of Nigeria, ruled by Abiola Ajimobi (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2011
  • Plateau State: located in the central part of Nigeria, ruled by Simon Bako Lalong (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2015
  • Rivers State: located in the central south of Nigeria, ruled by Ezenwo Wike (People’s Democratic Party), elected in May 2015
  • Sokoto State: located in the northwest of Nigeria, ruled by Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (All Progressives Congress), elected in April 2015
  • Taraba State: located in the central east of Nigeria, ruled by Darius Dickson Ishaku, (People’s Democratic Party), elected in 2016
  • Yobe State: located in the northeast of Nigeria, ruled by Ibrahim Geidam (All Progressives Congress), elected in April 2011
  • Zamfara State: located in the northwest of Nigeria, ruled by Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari (All Progressives Congress), elected in May 2011
Names of governors in Nigeria and their states

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This is the complete list of all 36 Nigeria governors names and states as they are at the present moment.

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Source: Legit.ng

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