Deputy Governor of Lagos State

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Deputy Governor of Lagos State
Incumbent
Oluranti Adebule

since 28 May 2015
StyleHis Excellency
The Honorable (alternative)
Term lengthFour years
Inaugural holderKofoworola Bucknor
Websitehttp://www.lagosstate.gov.ng
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Lagos State

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State is the second-highest official of the Government of Lagos State who acts as the subordinate to the Governor. The Deputy Governor is selected as a running-mate by the gubernatorial nominee of a party after the primary elections.[1] On 28 May 2015, Oluranti Adebule was sworn-in as the current Deputy Governor of Lagos State after she was elected into office during the 2015 Nigerian election.[2]

Qualifications[edit]

As in the case of the Governor, in order to be qualified to be elected as Deputy Governor, a person must:

  • be at least thirty-five (35) years of age;
  • be a Nigerian citizen by birth;
  • be a member of a political party with endorsement by that political party;
  • have School Certificate or its equivalent.

Responsibilities[edit]

The Deputy Governor assists the Governor in exercising primary assignments and he or she is also eligible to replace a dead, impeached, absent or ill Governor as required by the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.[1]

List of Deputy Governors[edit]

# Picture Name Took office Left office Party
1 Kofoworola Bucknor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 APC
2 Femi Pedro 29 May 2003 29 May 2007 APC
3 Sarah Adebisi Sosan 29 May 2007 29 May 2011 APC
4 Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire 29 May 2011 25 October 2015 APC
5 Oluranti Adebule 29 May 2015 Present APC
Parties: APC

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State Executive". Nigeria Law. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. ^ Stephen Ukandu (1 June 2015). "Lagos House gets new Speaker". The Punch. Retrieved 1 January 2018.