List of state governors of Nigeria

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The following table presents a listing of Nigeria's state governors. Governors are elected for a term of four years (maximum of two terms). A minister appointed by the president oversees affairs in the Abuja Federal Capital Territory.


A person shall be eligible for the office of Governor if he or she is a citizen of Nigeria by birth, at least 35 years of age, is a member of a political party and is sponsored by that political party. The constitution limits state governors to only two four-year terms in office.

Oath of office[edit]

The Constitution of Nigeria specifies an oath of office for the State Governors of Nigeria:

List of current state governors[edit]

Map showing which party controls which state in Nigeria

The current party affiliation of the 36 state governors is:

State Current Governor Party Elected/Took office Past Leaders
Abia State Okezie Ikpeazu PDP 2015 List Adamawa State Jibrilla Jindow APC 2015 List Akwa Ibom State Emmanuel Udom PDP 2015 List Anambra State Willie Obiano APGA 2010 List Bauchi State Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar APC 2015 List Bayelsa State Seriake Dickson PDP 2011 List Benue State Samuel Ortom APC 2015 List Borno State Kashim Shettima APC 2011 List Cross River State Prof. Ben Ayade PDP 2015 List Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa PDP 2015 List Ebonyi State Dave Umahi PDP 2015 List Edo State Adams Oshiomhole APC 2008 List Ekiti State Ayo Fayose PDP 2014 List Enugu State Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi PDP 2015 List Gombe State Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo PDP 2011 List Imo State Owelle Rochas Okorocha APC 2011 List Jigawa State Badaru Abubakar APC 2015 List Kaduna State Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai APC 2015 List Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje APC 2015 List Katsina State Aminu Bello Masarii APC 2015 List Kebbi State Atiku Bagudu APC 2015 List Kogi State Ibrahim Idris PDP 2003 List Kwara State Abdulfatah Ahmed APC 2011 List Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode APC 2015 List Nasarawa State Umaru Tanko Al-Makura APC 2011 List Niger State Abubakar Sani Bello APC 2015 List Ogun State Ibikunle Oyelaja Amosun APC 2011 List Ondo State Olusegun Mimiko PDP[1] 2009 List Osun State Rauf Aregbesola APC 2010 List Oyo State Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi APC 2011 List Plateau State Simon Lalong APC 2015 List Rivers State Ezenwo Nyesom Wike PDP 2015 List Sokoto State Aminu Waziri Tambuwal APC 2015 List Taraba State Mr. Darius Ishaku PDP 2015 List Yobe State Ibrahim Geidam APC 2011 List Zamfara State Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar APC 2011 List Territory Current Minister Party Took office Past Leaders Abuja F.C.T. Bala A. Muhammed ... 2010 List

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