List of governors of former Nigerian states

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This is a list of governors of former Nigerian states.

Bendel State[edit]

This is a list of administrators and governors of Bendel State, Nigeria. Mid-Western region was created in June 1963 from the Benin and Delta provinces. The status of the region was changed to a state on 27 May 1967, and the state was renamed Bendel State on 17 March 1976. Bendel State was divided into Delta State and Edo State on 27 August 1991.

Mid-Western State Leaders Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Jereton Mariere Governor February 1964 January 1966 - Civilian
Lt. Colonel David Ejoor Governor January 1966 August 1967 (Military)
Major Albert Okonkwo Administrator August 17, 1967 September 1967 (Military) Biafra secessionist force
Brig. General Samuel Ogbemudia Administrator
later Governor
21 Sep 1967 Jul 1975 (Military)
Colonel George Agbazika Innih Governor Jul 1975 Mar 1976 (Military)
Bendel State leaders
Commodore Husaini Abdullahi Governor Mar 1976 Jul 1978 (Military)
Abubakar Waziri Governor Jul 1978 Oct 1979 (Military)
Professor Ambrose Folorunsho Alli Governor Oct 1979 Oct 1983 UPN
Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia Governor Oct 1983 Dec 1983 NPN
Brigadier Jeremiah Timbut Useni Governor Jan 1984 Aug 1985 (Military)
Colonel John Mark Inienger Governor Aug 1985 Dec 1987 (Military)
Colonel Jonathon Tunde Ogbeha Governor Dec 1987 Aug 1990 (Military)
Colonel John Ewerekumoh Yeri Governor Aug 1990 Jan 1992 (Military)


Gongola State[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Mohammed Jega March 1976 July 1978 Military
Abdul Rahman Mamudu July 1978 October 1979 Military
Abubakar Barde October 1979 1983 GNPP
Wilberforce Juta 1983 October 1983 GNPP
Bamanga Tukur October 1983 December 1983 NPN
Mohammed Jega January 1984 August 1985 Military
Yohanna Madaki August 1985 August 1986 Military
Jonah David Jang August 1986 December 1987 Military
Isa Mohammed December 1987 December 1989 Military
Abubakar Salihu December 1989 27 August 1991 Military


Western State[edit]

This is a list of Premiers, Administrators and Governors of Western State, Nigeria, including the former Western Region. In 1976-02-03, Western State was divided into Ogun, Ondo, and Oyo states.

Western Region Premier Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Obafemi Awolowo Premier 1954 1959
Samuel Ladoke Akintola Premier 1960 May 1962
Senator (Doctor) Moses Majekodunmi Administrator 29 June 1962 December 1962 Appointed during political emergency
Samuel Ladoke Akintola Premier 1 January 1963 15 January 1966
Western Region Governor
Sir John Dalzell Rankine Governor 1 October 1954 July 1960
Sir Adesoji Aderemi Governor July 1960 December 1962
Chief Joseph Odeleye Fadahunsi Governor December 1962 15 January 1966
Lt. Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi Governor 15 January 1966 29 July 1966 (Military)
Robert Adeyinka Adebayo Governor 4 August 1966 27 May 1967 (Military) Continued as governor of Western State
Western State Governor Excludes Lagos, split off as a separate state
Robert Adeyinka Adebayo Governor 28 May 1967 1 April 1971 (Military)
Brig. Gen. Christopher Oluwole Rotimi Governor 1 April 1971 July 1975 (Military)
Akintunde Aduwo Governor 30 July 1975 30 August 1975 (Military)
David Jemibewon Governor 30 August 1975 March 1976 (Military)


See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Nigerian Federal States". WorldStatesmen.org.