List of Governors of Kaduna State

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This is a list of administrators and Governors of Kaduna State. Kaduna State was created on 27 May 1967 as North Central State and on 17 Mar 1976 was renamed Kaduna State.

North Central Governor Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Abba Kyari Governor 28 May 1967 Jul 1975 (Military)
Usman Jibrin Governor July 1975 1977 (Military)
Kaduna Governor
Muktar Muhammed Governor 1977 July 1978 (Military)
Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa Governor October 1979 23 June 1981 PRP
Abba Musa Rimi Governor 6 July 1981 October 1983 PRP Acting to Oct 1981
Lawal Kaita Governor October 1983 December 1983 NPN
Usman Mu'azu Governor January 1984 August 1985 (Military)
Dangiwa Umar Governor August 1985 June 1988 (Military)
Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar Governor July 1988 August 1990 (Military)
Abubakar Tanko Ayuba Governor August 1990 2 January 1992 (Military)
Mohammed Dabo Lere Governor 2 January 1992 November 1993 NRC
Lawal Jafaru Isa Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
Hammed Ali Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Umar Farouk Ahmed Administrator August 1998 29 May 1999 (Military)
Ahmed Makarfi Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Mohammed Namadi Sambo Governor 29 May 2007 19 May 2010 PDP left to become VP of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa Governor 20 May 2010 15 December 2012 PDP died in a helicopter crash
Mukhtar Ramalan Yero Governor 15 December 2012 PDP


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