List of Governors of Borno State

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This is a list of administrators and Governors of Borno State, Nigeria. Borno State was formed on 3 February 1976 when North-Eastern State was divided into Bauchi, Borno, and Gongola states.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Musa Usman Governor 28 May 1967 July 1975 (Military) North-Eastern State
Muhammadu Buhari Governor July 1975 March 1976 (Military) North-Eastern State
Group Captain Mustapha A. Amin Governor March 1976 July 1978 (Military) First governor of Borno State
Tunde Idiagbon Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Mohammed Goni Governor October 1979 October 1983 GNPP Nigerian Second Republic
Asheik Jarma Governor 1 October 1983 31 December 1983 NPN Nigerian Second Republic
Abubakar Waziri Governor January 1984 August 1985 (Military)
Abdulmumini Aminu Governor August 1985 December 1987 (Military)
Abdul One Mohammed Governor December 1987 December 1989 (Military)
Mohammed Maina Governor December 1989 June 1990 (Military)
Mohammed Buba Marwa Governor June 1990 January 1992 (Military)
Maina Maaji Lawan Governor January 1992 November 1993 SDP Nigerian Third Republic
Ibrahim Dada Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
Victor Ozodinobi Administrator 22 August 1996 1997 (Military)
Augustine Aniebo Administrator 1997 August 1998 (Military)
Lawal Haruna Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Mala Kachalla Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 APP Nigerian Fourth Republic
Ali Modu Sheriff Governor 29 May 2003 29 May 2011 ANPP
Kashim Shettima Governor 29 May 2011 Present APC

See also[edit]


  • "Nigerian Federal States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2009-11-30.