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 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:

Sortable table
State Current Governor Deputy Governor Party Elected/Took office Past Leaders
Abia State Okezie Ikpeazu PDP 2015 List
Adamawa State Jibrilla Bindow APC 2015 List
Akwa Ibom State Udom Gabriel Emmanuel PDP 2015 List
Anambra State Willie Obiano APGA 2010 List
Bauchi State Ahmad Yarima Misau APC 2015 List
Bayelsa State Henry Dickson PDP 2011 List
Benue State Samuel Ortom APC 2015 List
Borno State Kashim Shettima APC 2011 List
Cross River State Benedict Ayade PDP 2015 List
Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa PDP 2015 List
Ebonyi State Dave Umahi PDP 2015 List
Edo State Adams Oshiomhole APC 2008
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 Masari APC 2015 List
Kebbi State Abubakar Atiku Bagudu APC 2015 List
Kogi State Yahaya Bello APC 2016 List
Kwara State Abdulfatah Ahmed APC 2011 List
Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode APC 2015 List
Nasarawa State Umaru Tanko Al-Makura Silas Ali Agara 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. Mohammed Musa Bello ... 2015 List

References [2] [3] [4]

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