List of state governors of Nigeria

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The following table presents a listing of Nigeria's state governors. Governors are elected for a term of four years (maximum of two terms). A minister appointed by the president oversees affairs in the Abuja Federal Capital Territory.


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 office[edit]

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

List of current state governors[edit]

Map showing which party controls which state in Nigeria

The current party affiliation of the 36 state governors is:

State Current Governor Party Elected/Took office Past Leaders
Abia State Theodore Orji PDP 2011 List
Adamawa State Bala Ngilari PDP 2014 List
Akwa Ibom State Godswill Akpabio PDP 2011 List
Anambra State Willie Obiano APGA 2010 List
Bauchi State Isa Yuguda PDP 2011 List
Bayelsa State Seriake Dickson PDP 2011 List
Benue State Gabriel Suswam PDP 2011 List
Borno State Kashim Shettima APC 2011 List
Cross River State Liyel Imoke PDP 2011 List
Delta State Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan PDP 2011 List
Ebonyi State Martin Elechi PDP 2011 List
Edo State Adams Oshiomhole APC 2008 List
Ekiti State Ayo Fayose PDP 2014 List
Enugu State Sullivan Chime PDP 2011 List
Gombe State Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo PDP 2011 List
Imo State Owelle Rochas Okorocha APC 2011 List
Jigawa State Sule Lamido PDP 2011 List
Kaduna State Mukhtar Ramalan Yero PDP 2012 List
Kano State Mohammed Rabiu Kwankwaso APC 2011 List
Katsina State Ibrahim Shehu Shema PDP 2011 List
Kebbi State Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari PDP 2011 List
Kogi State Idris Wada PDP 2003 List
Kwara State Abdulfatah Ahmed APC 2011 List
Lagos State Babatunde Fashola APC 2011 List
Nasarawa State Umaru Tanko Al-Makura APC 2011 List
Niger State Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu PDP 2011 List
Ogun State Ibikunle Oyelaja Amosun APC 2011 List
Ondo State Olusegun Mimiko PDP[1] 2009 List
Osun State Rauf Aregbesola APC 2010 List
Oyo State Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi APC 2011 List
Plateau State Jonah Jang PDP 2011 List
Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi APC 2011 List
Sokoto State Aliyu Wamakko APC 2008 List
Taraba State Danbaba Suntai PDP 2011 List
Yobe State Ibrahim Geidam APC 2011 List
Zamfara State Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar APC 2011 List
Territory Current Minister Party Took office Past Leaders
Abuja F.C.T. Bala A. Muhammed ... 2010 List

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