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List of Nigerian state governors

article provides a list of all governors or administrators of states in Nigeria.

Abia State

This is a list of the administrators and Governors of Abia State, Nigeria, which was created on 1991-08-27, when it was split from Imo State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Frank Ajobena Military Administrator* August 28, 1991 January, 1992 None
Ogbonnaya Onu Executive Governor January, 1992 November, 1993 NRC
Chinyere Ike Nwosu Military Administrator* December 9, 1993 September 14, 1994 None
Temi Ejoor Military Administrator* September 14, 1994 August 22, 1996 None
Moses Fasanya Military Administrator* August 22, 1996 August, 1998 None
Anthony Obi Military Administrator* August, 1998 May 29, 1999 None
Orji Uzor Kalu Executive Governor May 29, 1999 May 29, 2007 PDP, PPA Elected on PDP platform, switched to Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA).
Theodore A. Orji Executive Governor May 29, 2007 Present PPA

* Military administrators appointed by the ruling dictators of their respective times.

Adamawa State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Adamawa State, Nigeria, which was formed on 1991-08-27 when Gongola State was divided into Adamawa and Taraba states.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Rev. Wilson Sabiya Governor 27 August 1991 January 1992 (Unity Party of Nigeria) Rev. Wilson Sabiya was governor of Gongola State from December 1983 to 27 August 1991.
Abubakar Saleh Michika Governor 2 January 1992 17 November 1993 NRC
Gregory Agboneni Administrator 9 December 1993 14 September 1994 (Military)
Com. Mustapha Isma'il Administrator 14 September 1994 22 August 1996 (Military)
Joe Kalu-Igboama Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Ahmadu G. Hussaini Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Boni Haruna Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Murtala Nyako Governor 29 May 2007 26 February 2008 PDP
James Shaibu Barka Governor (acting) 26 February 2008 29 April 2008
Murtala Nyako Governor 29 Apr 2008 - PDP

Akwa Ibom State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Akwa Ibom State. Akwa Ibom State was formed in 1987 when it was split from Cross River State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Tunde Ogbeha Governor 28 September 1987 30 July 1988 -
Godwin Abbe Governor 31 July 1988 5 September 1990 -
Idongesit Nkanga Governor 5 September 1990 2 January 1992 -
Akpan Isemin Governor 2 January 1992 18 November 1993 NRC
Yakubu Bako Administrator 15 December 1993 21 August 1996 -
Joseph Adeusi Administrator 21 August 1996 9 August 1998 -
John Ebiye Administrator 9 August 1998 29 May 1999 -
Victor Attah Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Godswill Akpabio Governor 29 May 2007 Present PDP

Anambra State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Anambra State. Anambra State, Nigeria, was formed on 3 February 1976 when East-Central State was divided into Anambra and Imo (Owerri) states.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
John Atom Kpera Governor March 1976 July 1978 Military
Col. Datti Sadiq Abubakar Governor July 1978 October 1979 Military
Jim Nwobodo Governor October 1979 October 1983 NPP
Christian Onoh Governor October 1983 December 1983 NPN
Allison Madueke Governor January 1984 August 1985 Military
Samson Omeruah Governor August 1985 December 1987 Military
Robert Akonobi Governor December 1987 August 1990 Military
Herbert Eze Governor August 1990 January 1992 Military
Joseph Abulu Administrator 27 August 1991 January 1992 Military
Chukwuemeka Ezeife Governor 2 January 1992 17 November 1993 SDP
Dabo Aliyu Acting Administrator November 1993 December 1993 Police
Mike Attah Administrator 9 December 1993 21 August 1996 Military
Rufai Garba Administrator 21 August 1996 6 August 1998 Military
Emmanuel Ukaegbu Administrator 6 August 1998 29 May 1999 Military
Chinwoke Mbadinuju Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 PDP
Chris Ngige Governor 29 May 2003 17 March 2006 PDP
Peter Obi Governor 17 March 2006 3 November 2006 APGA
Virginia Etiaba Governor 3 November 2006 9 February 2007 APGA Appointed when the previous governor, Peter Obi, was impeached by the state legislature for alleged gross misconduct. She transferred her powers back to Peter Obi three months later when an appeal court nullified the impeachment.
Peter Obi Governor 9 February 2007 Present APGA

Bauchi State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Bauchi State, Nigeria. Bauchi State was formed in 1976-02-03 when North-Eastern State was divided into Bauchi, Borno, and Gongola states.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Mohammed Kaliel Governor March 1976 July 1978 (Military)
Garba Duba Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Tatari Ali Governor October 1979 December 1983 NPN
Mohammed Sani Sami Governor January 1984 August 1985 (Military)
Chris Abutu Garuba Governor August 1985 December 1987 (Military)
Joshua Madaki Governor December 1987 August 1990 (Military)
Abu Ali Governor August 1990 January 1992 (Military)
Dahiru Mohammed Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC
James Kalau Administrator 9 December 1993 14 September 1994 (Military)
Rasheed Adisa Raji Administrator 14 September 1994 22 August 1996 (Military)
Theophilus Bamigboye Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Abdul Mshelia Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Adamu Mu'azu Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Isa Yuguda Governor 29 May 2007 Present ANPP Decamped officially to PDP 27 June 2009

Bayelsa State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Bayelsa State was formed in 1996 from part of Rivers State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Phillip Ayeni Administrator 7 October 1996 28 February 1997 (Military)
Habu Daura Administrator 28 February 1997 27 June 1997 (Military)
Omoniyi Caleb Olubolade Administrator 27 June 1997 9 July 1998 (Military)
Paul Obi Administrator 9 July 1998 29 May 1999 (Military)
Diepreye Alamieyeseigha Governor 29 May 1999 9 December 2005 PDP
Goodluck Jonathan Governor 9 December 2005 29 May 2007 PDP
Timipre Sylva Governor 29 May 2007 16 April 2008 PDP
Werinipre Seibarugo Acting Governor 16 April 2008 27 May 2008 Acting governor after Timipre Sylva's election was nullified.
Timipre Sylva Governor 27 May 2008 27 January 2012 PDP Re-elected
Nestor Binabo Acting Governor 27 January 2012 14 February 2012 Acting governor after Timipre Sylva's tenure was terminated by the Supreme Court.
Henry Dickson Governor 14 February 2012 Present PDP

Bendel State

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)


Benue State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Benue State. Benue State was formed on 1976-02-03 when Benue-Plateau State was divided into Benue and Plateau states.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Abdullahi Shelleng Governor March 1976 July 1978 (Military)
Adebayo Lawal Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Aper Aku Governor October 1979 December 1983 NPN
John Kpera Governor January 1984 August 1985 (Military)
Jonah David Jang Governor August 1985 August 1986 (Military)
Yohanna Madaki Governor August 1986 September 1986 (Military)
Ishaya Bakut Governor September 1986 1987 (Military)
Idris Garba Governor 1987 1987 (Military)
Fidelis Makka Governor December 1987 January 1992 (Military)
Moses Adasu Governor January 1992 November 1993 SDP
Joshua O. Obademi Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
Aminu Isa Kontagora Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Dominic Oneya Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
George Akume Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Gabriel Suswam Governor 29 May 2007 Present PDP

Borno State

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 NPP 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; ANPP Nigerian Fourth Republic
Ali Modu Sheriff Governor 29 May 2003 Present ANPP


Cross River State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Cross River State, Nigeria, including leaders of South-Eastern State. South-Eastern State was formed on 1967-05-27 when Eastern Region was split into East-Central, Rivers and South-Eastern states. The state was renamed Cross River State in 1976.

South-Eastern State Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Uduokaha Esuene Governor 28 May 1967 July 1975 (Military)
Paul Omu Governor July 1978 3 February 1976 (Military)
Cross River State Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Paul Omu Governor 3 February 1976 July 1978 (Military)
Babatunde Elegbede Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Clement Isong Governor October 1979 October 1983 NPN
Donald Etiebet Governor October 1983 December 1983 NPN NAVY CAPTAIN EDET AKPAN ARCHIBONG; MILITARY GOVERNOR FROM JANUARY 1984 -MAY 1984
Dan Archibong Governor MAY 1984 1986 {Military}
Eben Ibim Princewill Governor 1986 December 1989 {Military}
Ernest Attah Governor December 1989 January 1992 {Military}
Clement Ebri Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC
Ibrahim Kefas Administrator 9 December 1993 14 September 1994 {Military}
Gregory Agboneni Administrator 14 September 1994 22 August 1996 {Military}
Umar Farouk Ahmed Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 {Military}
Christopher Osondu Administrator August 1998 May 1999 {Military}
Donald Duke Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Liyel Imoke Governor 29 May 2007 Present PDP

Delta State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Delta State, Nigeria, which was formed on 27 August 1991, when the old Bendel State was split into Edo State and Delta State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Luke Chijiuba Ochulor Administrator 28 August 1991 January 1992 (Military)
Felix Ibru Governor January 1992 November 1993 SDP
Abdulkadir Shehu acting Administrator 17 November 1993 10 December 1993 (Military)
Bassey Asuquo Administrator 10 December 1993 26 September 1994 (Military)
Ibrahim Kefas Administrator 26 September 1994 22 August 1996 (Military)
John Dungs Administrator 22 August 1996 12 August 1998 (Military)
Walter Feghabo Administrator 12 August 1998 29 May 1999 (Military)
James Ibori Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Emmanuel Uduaghan Governor 29 May 2007 PDP

Ebonyi State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Ebonyi State was created in October 1996 from the old Abakaliki division of Enugu State and old Afikpo division of Abia State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Walter Feghabo Administrator 7 October 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Simeon Oduoye Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Sam Egwu Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Martin Elechi Governor 29 May 2007 Present PDP

Edo State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Edo State, Nigeria, which was formed in 27 August 1991 when the former Bendel State was divided into Edo State and Delta State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Colonel John Ewerekumoh Yeri Governor Aug 1990 Jan 1992 (Military)
John E.K. Odigie Oyegun Governor Jan 1992 Nov 1993 -
Colonel Mohammed Abul-Salam Onuka Administrator 9 Dec 1993 14 Sep 1994 (Military)
Colonel Bassey Asuquo Administrator 14 Sep 1994 22 Aug 1996 (Military)
Group Captain Baba Adamu Iyam Administrator 22 Aug 1996 7 Aug 1998 (Military)
Navy Captain Anthony Onyearugbulem Administrator 7 Aug 1998 29 May 1999 (Military)
Chief Lucky Igbinedion Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Professor Oserheimen Osunbor Governor 29 May 2007 12 November 2008 PDP Removed by Court Judgment invalidating his election.
Comrade Adams A. Oshiomhole Governor 12 November 2008 present AC

Ekiti State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Ekiti State. Ekiti State was created on October 1, 1996 from territory of Ondo State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Mohammed Bawa Administrator 7 October 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Navy Captain Atanda Yusuf Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Niyi Adebayo Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 AD
Ayo Fayose Governor 29 May 2003 16 October 2006 PDP
Chief Friday Aderemi Acting Governor 17 October 2006 17 October 2006 PDP
Tunji Olurin Administrator 18 October 2006 27 April 2007 ]
Tope Ademiluyi Acting Governor 27 April 2007 29 May 2007 PDP
Segun Oni Governor 29 May 2007 15 Oct 2010 PDP
Dr. Kayode Fayemi Governor 15th Oct 2010 ACN

See also

References

Enugu State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Enugu State. Enugu State was formed on 27 August 1991 when it was split from Anambra State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Herbert Eze Governor August 1990 January 1992 (Military)
Okwesilieze Nwodo Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC
Temi Ejoor Administrator 9 December 1993 14 September 1994 (Military)
Mike Torey Administrator 14 September 1994 22 August 1996 (Military)
Sule Ahman Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Adewunmi Agbaje Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Chimaroke Nnamani Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Sullivan Chime Governor 29 May 2007 - PDP

Gombe State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Gombe State, Nigeria. Gombe State was formed on 1 October 1996 from part of the old Bauchi State by the Sani Abacha military government.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Group Captain Joseph Orji Administrator 7 Oct 1996 Aug 1998 (Military)
Mohammed Bawa Administrator Aug 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Abubakar Habu Hashidu Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 APP
Mohammed Danjuma Goje Governor 29 May 2003 May 2011 PDP
Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo Governor May 2011 - PDP


Gongola State

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

Imo State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Imo State, Nigeria. Imo State was created on 17 March 1976 from part of East Central State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Ndubuisi Kanu Governor Mar 1976 1977 (Military)
Adekunle Lawal Governor 1977 Jul 1978 (Military)
Sunday Ajibade Adenihun Governor Jul 1978 Oct 1979 (Military)
Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe Governor 1 Oct 1979 31 Dec 1983 NPP
Ike Nwachukwu Governor Jan 1984 Aug 1985 (Military)
Allison Amakoduna Madueke Governor Aug 1985 1986 (Military)
Amadi Ikwechegh Governor 1986 1990 (Military)
Anthony E. Oguguo Governor Aug 1990 Jan 1992 (Military)
Evan Enwerem Governor Jan 1992 Nov 1993 NRC
James N.J. Aneke Administrator 9 Dec 1993 22 Aug 1996 (Military)
Tanko Zubairu Administrator 22 Aug 1996 May 1999 (Military)
Achike Udenwa Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Ikedi G. Ohakim Governor 29 May 2007 PPA / PDP
Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha Governor 29 May 2011 To Date APGA

Jigawa State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Jigawa State. Jigawa State was formed in 1991-08-27 when it was split from Kano State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Olayinka Sule Administrator 28 August 1991 January 1992 (Military)
Ali Sa'ad Birnin-Kudu Governor January 1992 November 1993 SDP
Colonel Ibrahim Aliyu Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
Rasheed Shekoni Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Abubakar Maimalari Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Ibrahim Saminu Turaki Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 APP; ANPP
Sule Lamido Governor 29 May 2007 Present PDP

Kaduna State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Kaduna State. Kaduna State was created on 27 May 1967 as North Central State and on 17 Mar 1976 was renamed Kaduna State.

North Central Governor Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Abba Kyari Governor 28 May 1967 Jul 1975 (Military)
Usman Jibrin Governor July 1975 1977 (Military)
Kaduna Governor
Muktar Muhammed Governor 1977 July 1978 (Military)
Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa Governor October 1979 23 June 1981 PRP
Abba Musa Rimi Governor 6 July 1981 October 1983 PRP Acting to Oct 1981
Lawal Kaita Governor October 1983 December 1983 NPN
Usman Mu'azu Governor January 1984 August 1985 (Military)
Dangiwa Umar Governor August 1985 June 1988 (Military)
Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar Governor July 1988 August 1990 (Military)
Abubakar Tanko Ayuba Governor August 1990 2 January 1992 (Military)
Mohammed Dabo Lere Governor 2 January 1992 November 1993 NRC
Lawal Jafaru Isa Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
Hammed Ali Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Umar Farouk Ahmed Administrator August 1998 29 May 1999 (Military)
Ahmed Makarfi Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Mohammed Namadi Sambo Governor 29 May 2007 19 May 2010 PDP left to become VP of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa Governor 20 May 2010 15 December 2012 PDP died in a helicopter crash
Mukhtar Ramalan Yero Governor 15 December 2012 PDP


Kano State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Kano state. Kano State was formed in 1967-05-27 when the Northern region was split into Benue-Plateau, Kano, Kwara, North-Central, North-Eastern and North-Western states.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Commissioner of Police, Audu Bako May 1967 July 1975 Military Governor
Colonel Sani Bello Military Governor July 1975 Sept 1978 Military
Group Captain Ishaya Shekari Military Governor Sept 1978 Oct 1979 Military
Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi Governor Oct 1979 May 1983 PRP
Alhaji Abdu Dawakin Tofa Governor May 1983 Oct 1983 PRP
Alhaji Sabo Bakin Zuwo Governor Oct 1983 Dec 1983 PRP
Air Commodore Hamza Abdullahi Governor Jan 1984 Aug 1985 Military Governor
Colonel. Ahmed Muhammad Daku Military Governor Aug 1985 1987 Military
Group Captain Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru Military Governor December 1987 27 July 1988 Military
Colonel Idris Garba Military Governor Aug 1988 Jan 1992 Military
Architect Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya Governor Jan 1992 Nov 1993 NRC
Colonel Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Military Administrator Dec 1993 June 1996 Military
Colonel Dominic Oneya Military Administrator Aug 1996 Sept 1998 Military
Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora Military Administrator Sept 1998 May 1999 Military
Engineer (Dr.) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Governor May 1999 May 2003 PDP
Malam Ibrahim Shekarau Governor May 2003 May 2011 ANPP
Engineer (Dr.) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Governor May 2011 Till date PDP

Katsina State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Katsina State. Katsina State was formed in 1987 when it was split from Kaduna State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar Governor September 1987 July 1988 -
Lawrence Onoja Governor July 1988 December 1989 -
John Madaki Governor December 1989 January 1992 -
Saidu Barda Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC
Emmanuel Acholonu Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 -
Samaila Bature Chamah Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 -
Joseph Akaagerger Administrator August 1998 May 1999 -
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP Elected President of Nigeria in April 2007
Ibrahim Shema Governor 29 May 2007 Incumbent PDP

Kebbi State

This is a list of Kebbi State administrators and Governors of Kebbi State. Kebbi State was formed on 27 August 1991, when it was split off from Sokoto State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Patrick Aziza Administrator 28 August 1991 January 1992 (military)
Abubakar Musa Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC
Salihu Tunde Bello Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (military)
John Ubah Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (military)
Samaila Bature Chamah Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (military)
Adamu Aliero Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 APP; ANPP
Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari Governor 29 May 2007 24 February 2012 PDP
Aminu Musa Habib Jega Acting Governor 24 February 2012 Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari Current Governor

25th May 2012

to date

Kogi State

This is a list of Kogi State administrators and governors. Kogi State was formed in 1991-08-27 from parts of Benue State and Kwara State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Danladi Mohammed Zakari Administrator 28 August 1991 January 1992 (Military)
Abubakar Audu Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC
Colonel Paul Omeruo Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
Colonel Bzigu Afakirya Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Augustine Aniebo Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Abubakar Audu Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 APP; ANPP
Ibrahim Idris Governor 29 May 2003 6 February 2008 PDP
Clarence Olafemi Governor 6 February 2008 29 March 2008 PDP
Ibrahim Idris Governor 29 March 2008 January 2011 PDP
Idris Wada Governor January 2012 PDP


Kwara State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Kwara State. Kwara State, Nigeria was formed in 1967-05-27 when the Northern region was split into Benue-Plateau, Kano, Kwara , North-Central, North-Eastern and North-Western states;

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
David Bamigboye Military Governor 28 May 1967 July 1975 Military
Ibrahim Taiwo Military Governor Jul 1975 13 Feb 1976 Military
George Agbazika Innih Military Governor March 1976 July 1978 Military
Sunday Ifere Military Governor July 1978 October 1979 Military
Adamu Atta Civilian Governor October 1979 October 1983 NPN
Cornelius Olatungi Adebayo Civilian Governor October 1983 December 1983 UPN
Salaudeen Latinwo Military Governor January 1984 August 1985 Military
Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru Military Governor August 1985 December 1987 Military
Ahmed Abdullahi Military Governor December 1987 July 1988 Military
Ibrahim Alkali Military Governor July 1988 December 1989 Military
Alwali Kazir Military Governor December 1989 January 1992 Military
Shaaba Lafiaji Civilian Governor January 1992 November 1993 SDP
Mustapha Ismail Military Administrator 9 Dec 1993 14 Sep 1994 Military
Baba Adamu Iyam Military Administrator 14 September 1994 22 August 1996 Military
Peter A.M. Ogar Military Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 Military
Rasheed Shekoni Military Administrator August 1998 29 May 1999 Military
Mohammed Lawal Civilian Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 ANPP
Bukola Saraki Civilian Governor 29 May 2003 29 May 2011 PDP
Abdulfatah Ahmed Civilian Governor 29 May 2011 PDP

Lagos State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Lagos State. Lagos State was formed in 1967-05-27 from Colony province and Lagos federal territory.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson Governor 28 May 1967 July 1975 (military)
Commodore Adekunle Lawal Governor July 1975 1977 (military)
Commodore Ndubuisi Kanu Governor 1977 July 1978 (military)
Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe Governor July 1978 October 1979 (military)
Alhaji Lateef Jakande Governor October 1979 December 1983 Unity Party of Nigeria - UPN
Air Commodore Gbolahan Mudasiru Governor January 1984 1986 (military)
Navy Captain Mike Akhigbe Governor 1986 July 1988 (military)
Brigadier General Raji Rasaki Governor July 1988 January 1992 (military)
Sir Michael Otedola Governor January 1992 November 1993 [National Republican Congress (NRC)]
Colonel Olagunsoye Oyinlola Governor 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (military)
Colonel Mohammed Buba Marwa Governor 22 Aug 1996 29 May 1999 (military)
Mr Bola Tinubu Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 Action Congress
Mr Babatunde Fashola Governor 29 May 2007 Action Congress

Nasarawa State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Nasarawa State. Nasarawa State, Nigeria was created on October 1st, 1996 when it was split from Plateau State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Abdullahi Ibrahim Administrator 7 October 1996 6 August 1998 (Military)
Bala Mande Administrator 6 August 1998 29 May 1999 (Military)
Abdullahi Adamu Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Aliyu Doma Governor 29 May 2007 May 2011 PDP
Umaru Tanko Al-Makura Governor May 2011 CPC

Niger State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Niger State. Niger State was formed on 1976-02-03 when it was split out from Sokoto State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Murtala Nyako February 1976 December 1977 (Military)
Okoh Ebitu Ukiwe December 1977 July 1978 (Military)
Colonel Joseph Oni July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Malam Awwal Ibrahim October 1979 December 1983 NPN
David B. Alechemu Mark January 1984 1986 (Military)
Garba Ali Mohammed 1986 December 1987 (Military)
Lawan Gwadabe December 1987 January 1992 (Military)
Musa Inuwa January 1992 November 1993 NRC
Cletus Komena Emein Administrator December 9, 1993 August 22, 1996 (Military)
Simeon Oduoye Administrator August 22, 1996 Aug 1998 (Military)
Habibu Idris Shuaibu Administrator Aug 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Abdulkadir Kure May 29, 1999 May 29, 2007 PDP
Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu Executive Governor May 29, 2007 - PDP

See also

References

Ogun State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Ogun State, Nigeria. Ogun State was formed in 1976-02-03 when Western State divided into Ogun, Ondo, and Oyo states.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Saidu Ayodele Balogun Governor Mar 1976 Jul 1978 (Military)
Harris Eghagha Governor Jul 1978 Oct 1979 (Military)
Olabisi Onabanjo Governor Oct 1979 Dec 1983 UPN
Oladipo Diya Governor Jan 1984 Aug 1985 (Military)
Oladayo Popoola Governor Aug 1985 1986 (Military)
Raji Alagbe Rasaki Governor 1986 Dec 1987 (Military)
Mohammed Lawal Governor Dec 1987 Aug 1990 (Military)
Oladeinde Joseph Governor Aug 1990 Jan 1992 (Military)
Olusegun Osoba Governor January 1992 November 1993 SDP
Daniel Akintonde Administrator 9 Dec 1993 22 Aug 1996 (Military)
Sam Ewang Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Kayode Olofin-Moyin Administrator August 1998 29 May 1999 (Military)
Olusegun Osoba Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 AD; AC
Gbenga Daniel Governor 29 May 2003 May 2011 PDP
Ibikunle Amosun Governor May 2011 - ACN

Ondo State

This is a List of Governors and Administrators of Ondo State. Ondo State was created from part of Western State on 17 Mar 1976.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Ita David Ikpeme Governor 1976-03 1978-07 Military
Sunday Tuoyo Governor 1978-07 1979-10 Military
Michael Adekunle Ajasin Governor 1979-10 1983-12 UPN
Michael Bamidele Otiko Governor 1984-01 1985-09 Military
Michael Okhai Akhigbe Governor 1985-09 1986-08 Military
Ekundayo Opaleye Governor 1986-08 1987-12 Military
Raji Alagbe Rasaki Governor 1987-12-17 1988-07 Military Transfer from Ogun State, afterwards transferred to Lagos State.
Bode George Governor 1988-07 1990-09 Military
Sunday Abiodun Olukoya Governor 1990-09 1992-01 Military
Bamidele Olumilua Governor 1992-01 1993-11 SDP
Mike Torey Administrator 1993-12 1994-09 Military
Ahmed Usman Administrator 1994-09 1996-08 Military
Anthony Ibe Onyearugbulem Administrator 22 August 1996 7 August 1998 Military
Moses Fasanya Administrator 1998-08 1999-05 Military
Adebayo Adefarati Governor 1999-05 2003-05 AD
Olusegun Agagu Governor 2003-05 2009-02 PDP
Olusegun Mimiko Governor 2009-02 Labour

Osun State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Osun State. Osun State was formed on 1991-08-27 when it was split from Oyo State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Leo Segun Ajiborisha Administrator August 1991 January 1992 (Military)
Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Governor January 1992 November 1993 SDP
Anthony Udofia Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
Anthony Obi Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Theophilus Bamigboye Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Adebisi Akande Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 AD
Olagunsoye Oyinlola Governor 29 May 2003 26 Nov 2010 PDP
Rauf Aregbesola Governor 26 Nov 2010 Present ACN

Oyo State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Oyo State, Nigeria. Oyo State was formed on 1976-02-03 when Western State was divided into Ogun, Ondo, and Oyo states.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Col. David Jemibewon Governor March 1976 July 1978 (Military)
Col. Paul Tarfa Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Chief Bola Ige Executive Governor 1 October 1979 1 October 1983 Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)
Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo Executive Governor 1 October 1983 31 December 1983 National Party of Nigeria (NPN)
Lt. Col. Oladayo Popoola Governor 4 January 1984 September 1985 (Military)
Col. Adetunji Idowu Olurin Governor September 1985 July 1988 (Military)
Col. Sasaenia Oresanya Governor 27 July 1988 August 1990 (Military)
Col. Abdulkareem Adisa Governor 3 September 1990 January 1992 (Military)
Chief Kolapo Olawuyi Ishola Executive Governor 2 January 1992 17 November 1993 Social Democratic Party (SDP)
Navy Capt. Adetoye Oyetola Sode Administrator 9 December 1993 14 September 1994 (Military)
Col. Chinyere Ike Nwosu Administrator 14 Sep 1994 22 Aug 1996 (Military)
Col. Ahmed Usman Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Comm. Pol. Amen Edore Oyakhire Administrator 16 August 1998 28 May 1999 (Military)
Dr. Lam Adesina Governor 29 May 1999 28 May 2003 Alliance of Democracy (AD)
Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja Governor May 29, 2003 May 28, 2007 People Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP). Impeached in January 2006, reinstated in December 2006
Christopher Alao-Akala Governor (de facto) January 12, 2006 December 7, 2006 People Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP) Appointed when Rasheed Ladoja was impeached, until the impeachment was overturned.
Christopher Alao-Akala Governor May 29, 2007 May 2011 People Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP)
Abiola Ajimobi Governor May 2011 Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

Plateau State

Administrators and governors of Plateau State, Nigeria.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party
Joseph Gomwalk Governor 1966 July 1975 Military
Dan Suleiman Governor March 1976 July 1978 (Military)
Joshua Anaja Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Solomon Lar Governor October 1979 December 1983 NPP
Samuel Atukum Governor January 1984 August 1985 (Military)
Chris Alli Governor August 1985 1986 (Military)
Lawrence Onoja Governor 1986 July 1988 (Military)
Aliyu Kama Governor July 1988 August 1990 (Military)
Joshua Madaki Governor August 1990 January 1992 (Military)
Fidelis Tapgun Governor January 1992 November 1993 SDP
Mohammed Mana Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
Habibu Idris Shuaibu Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Musa Shehu Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Joshua Dariye Governor 29 May 1999 18 May 2004 PDP
Chris Alli Interim Administrator 18 May 2004 18 November 2004 -
Joshua Dariye Governor 18 November 2004 13 November 2006 PDP
Michael Botmang Governor 13 November 2006 27 April 2007 PDP
Joshua Dariye Governor 27 April 2007 29 May 2007 PDP
Jonah David Jang Governor 29 May 2007 - PDP

Rivers State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Rivers State, Nigeria. Rivers State was created in 1967 with the split of the Eastern Region of Nigeria.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Alfred Diete-Spiff Governor 28 May 1967 July 1975 (Military) King
Zamani Lekwot Governor July 1975 July 1978 (Military) Major General
Suleiman Saidu Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military) Navy Commander
Melford Obiene Okilo Governor October 1979 December 1983 NPN Senator
Fidelis Oyakhilome Governor January 1984 26 August 1986 (Military) Commissioner of Police
Anthony Ukpo Governor 26 August 1986 July 1988 (Military) Brigidier General
Ernest Olawunmi Adelaye Governor July 1988 August 1990 (Military)
Godwin Osagie Abbe Governor August 1990 January 1992 (Military)
Rufus Ada-George Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC JP
Dauda Musa Komo Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military) colonel
Musa Shehu Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Sam Ewang Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Peter Odili Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Celestine Omehia Governor 29 May 2007 26 October 2007 PDP
Rotimi Amaechi Governor 26 October 2007 PDP Rt.Hon.

Sokoto State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Sokoto State, Nigeria, which was formed on 3 February 1976 when North-Western State was split into Niger and Sokoto states.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Alhaji Usman Faruk Governor 1967 1975 (Military) Commissioner of Police, Governor of Northwestern State
Colonel Umaru Mohammed Governor March 1976 July 1978 (Military)
Lt. Colonel Gado Nasko Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Shehu Kangiwa Governor October 1979 November 1981 NPN
Garba Nadama Governor 1982 December 1983 NPN
Colonel Garba Duba Governor January 1984 August 1985 (Military)
Colonel Garba Mohammed Governor August 1985 December 1987 (Military)
Colonel Ahmed Muhammad Daku Governor December 1987 August 1990 (Military)
Colonel Bashir Salihi Magashi Governor August 1990 January 1992 (Military)
Malam Yahaya Abdulkarim Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC
Colonel Yakubu Mu'azu Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
Navy Captain Rasheed Adisa Raji Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Group Captain (Air Force) Rufai Garba Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Attahiru Bafarawa Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 APP; ANPP
Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko Governor 29 May 2007 11 April 2008 PDP
Abdullahi Balarabe Salame Acting Governor 11 April 2008 28 May 2008 -
Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko Governor 28 May 2008 - PDP


Taraba State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Taraba State, Nigeria. Taraba State was created out of the former Gongola State on 27 August 1991 by the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Adeyemi Afolahan Administrator 28 August 1991 January 1992 (Military)
Jolly Nyame Governor January 1992 November 1993 SDP
Yohanna Dickson Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
Amen Edore Oyakhire Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Aina Owoniyi Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Jolly Nyame Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP
Danbaba Danfulani Suntai Governor 29 May 2007 Present PDP

Western State

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 Rankin 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)


Yobe State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Yobe State, Nigeria. Yobe State was formed in 1991-08-27 when it was split out from Borno State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Sani Daura Ahmed Administrator 28 August 1991 January 1992 (Military)
Bukar Abba Ibrahim Governor January 1992 November 1993 SDP
Dabo Aliyu Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996 (Military)
John Ben Kalio Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Musa Mohammed Administrator August 1998 May 1999 (Military)
Bukar Abba Ibrahim Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 APP; ANPP
Mamman Bello Ali Governor 29 May 2007 27 January 2009 ANPP
Ibrahim Geidam Governor 2009 present A N P P

Zamfara State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Zamfara State, Nigeria. Until 1996 the area was part of Sokoto State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Jibril Yakubu Administrator 7 October 1996 May 1999 {Military}
Ahmad Sani Yerima Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 ANPP
Mahmud Shinkafi Governor 29 May 2007 May 2011 ANPP
Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari Governor May 2011 ANPP

Abuja Federal Capital Territory

This is a list of ministers of the Abuja Federal Capital Territory. The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria was formed in 1976 from parts of former Nasarawa, Niger, and Kogi States.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
John Jatau Kadiya Minister 1979 1982 NPN
Iro Abubakar Dan Musa Minister 1982 1983 NPN
Haliru Dantoro Minister 1983 1984 -
Mamman Jiya Vatsa Minister 1984 December 1985 -
Hamza Abdullahi Minister 1986 1989 -
Gado Nasko Minister 1989 1993 -
Jeremiah Timbut Useni Minister 1993 1998 -
Mamman Kontagora Minister 1998 1999 -
Ibrahim Bunu Minister 1999 2001 PDP
Mohammed Abba Gana Minister 8 February 2001 17 July 2003 PDP
Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai Minister 17 July 2003 27 July 2007 PDP
Aliyu Modibbo Umar Minister 27 July 2007 29 October 2008 PDP
Muhammadu Adamu Aliero Minister 17 December 2008 8 April 2010 PDP
Bala Mohammed Minister 8 April 2010 To Date PDP

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