Nigerian region governors and premiers in the First Republic
This is a list of Nigerian region governors and premiers in the First Republic (1960 - 1966). Nigeria became independent on 1 October 1960 and became a republic on 1 October 1963. On 16 January 1966 a military coup brought Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi to power, terminating the first period of democratic rule. During this period an appointed governor was nominal head of state while an elected premier led the government.
|Eastern Region||Oct 1960 - Jan 1966||Francis Akanu Ibiam||Michael Okpara|
|Mid-Western Region||Aug 1963 - Feb 1964||Dennis Osadebay||Dennis Osadebay (Administrator)||Region created from part of Western Region on 8 August 1963|
|Feb 1964 - Jan 1966||Jereton Mariere||Dennis Osadebay|
|Northern Region||Oct 1960 - 1962||Gawain Westray Bell||Ahmadu Bello|
|1962 - Jan 1966||Kashim Ibrahim|
|Western Region||Oct 1960 - May 1962||Adesoji Aderemi||Samuel Akintola|
|May 1962 - Dec 1962||Adesoji Aderemi||Moses Majekodunmi (Administrator)||Administrator appointed during political crisis|
|Jan 1963 - Jan 1966||Joseph Fadahunsi||Samuel Akintola|
- "Provinces and Regions of Nigeria". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-05-28.