List of governors and governors-general of Nigeria

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This page contains a list of Governors and Governors-General of the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, and later of the Federation of Nigeria; both as a British overseas possession and an independent monarchy[1][2].


Governor-General of Nigeria, 1914–1919[edit]

Portrait Name Took office Left office Sovereign
LordLugard.jpg Sir Frederick Lugard
(1858–1945)
1 January 1914 8 August 1919 George V

Governors of Nigeria, 1919–1954[edit]

Portrait Name Took office Left office Sovereign
Hugh Charles Clifford (The Straits Times, 15 October 1929).jpg Sir Hugh Clifford
(1866–1941)
8 August 1919 13 November 1925 George V
Flag of Nigeria (1914–1952).svg Sir Graeme Thomson
(1877–1933) |
13 November 1925 17 June 1931 George V
Flag of Nigeria (1914–1952).svg Sir Donald Cameron
(1872–1948)
17 June 1931 1 November 1935 George V
Flag of Nigeria (1914–1952).svg Sir Bernard Bourdillon
(1883–1948)
1 November 1935 1 July 1940 George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Flag of Nigeria (1914–1952).svg Sir John Evelyn Shuckburgh
(1877–1953)
1 July 1940 1942 George VI
Sir Alan Cuthbert Maxwell Burns.jpg Sir Alan Burns
(1887–1980)
1942 18 Dec 1943 George VI
Flag of Nigeria (1914–1952).svg Sir Arthur Richards
(1885–1978)
18 Dec 1943 5 February 1948 George VI
Flag of Nigeria (1914–1952).svg Sir John Macpherson
(1898–1971)
5 February 1948 1 October 1954 George VI
Elizabeth II

Governors-General of Nigeria, 1954–1963[edit]

Portrait Name Took office Left office Sovereign
Flag of the Governor of Nigeria (1914–1952).svg Sir John Macpherson
(1898–1971)
1 October 1954 15 June 1955 Elizabeth II
Flag of the Governor of Nigeria (1914–1952).svg Sir James Wilson Robertson
(1899–1983)
15 June 1955 16 November 1960 Elizabeth II
Flag of the Governor-General of Nigeria (1960–1963).svg Nnamdi Azikiwe
(1904–1996)
16 November 1960 1 October 1963 Elizabeth II

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "African Proconsuls. European Governors in Africa". 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ ""The Lost Province": Neglect and Governance in Colonial Ogoja". 13 June 2018.

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