Deputy Governor of Lagos State
|Deputy Governor of Lagos State|
The Honorable (alternative)
|Term length||Four years|
|Inaugural holder||Kofoworola Bucknor|
|This article is part of a series on the|
politics and government of
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. 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.
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.
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.
List of Deputy Governors
|#||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|