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Present Governors of All 36 States in Nigeria, Deputies & Parties (2018)

This post provides information on the present governors for all the 36 states in Nigeria. In addition, you’ll discover who their deputies are, and on what political parties they got elected into power.

A bonus inclusion to this post is the name of the present minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

If you’re interested in knowing more about the 36 states in Nigeria, read the following posts:

Officially, General elections are conducted every 4 years, and through it Governors are elected into power in the various states that make up the federation.

However, due to certain disruptions, elections are not conducted in unison for all the 36 states in Nigeria. Regardless, we have been able to come up with a list of the governors of all the states in Nigeria along with the year they were sworn into office.

Current governors of the 36 states in Nigeria

S/N State Governor Deputy Political Party Year sworn in
1 Abia Okezie Ikpeazu Ude Oko Chukwu PDP 2015
2 Adamawa Bindo Jibrilla Martins Babale APC 2015
3 Akwa Ibom Udom Gabriel Emmanuel Moses Ekpo PDP 2015
4 Anambra Willie Obiano Dr. Nkem Okeke APGA 2014
5 Bauchi Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar Mr Audu Katagum APC 2015
6 Bayelsa Henry Dickson Gboribiogha John Jonah PDP 2012
7 Benue Samuel Ortom Benson Abounu APC 2015
8 Borno Kashim Shettima Usman Mamman Durkwa APC 2011
9 Cross River Benedict Ayade Ivara Esu PDP 2015
10 Delta Ifeanyi Okowa Kingsley Otuaro PDP 2015
11 Ebonyi Dave Umahi Eric Kelechi Igwe PDP 2015
12 Edo Godwin Obaseki Philip Shuaibu APC 2016
13 Ekiti Kayode Fayemi Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola APC 2014
14 Enugu Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Cecilia Ezeilo PDP 2015
15 Gombe Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo Charles Illiya PDP 2011
16 Imo Owelle Rochas Okorocha Prince Eze Madumere APC 2011
17 Jigawa Badaru Abubakar Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia APC 2015
18 Kaduna Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai Yusuf Barnabas Bala APC 2015
19 Kano Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Hafiz Abubakar APC 2015
20 Katsina Aminu Bello Masari Mannir Yakubu APC 2015
21 Kebbi Abubakar Atiku Bagudu Samaila Yombe Dabai APC 2015
22 Kogi Yahaya Bello Simon Achuba APC 2016
23 Kwara Abdulfatah Ahmed Peter Kisira APC 2011
24 Lagos Akinwunmi Ambode Oluranti Adebule APC 2015
25 Nasarawa Umaru Tanko Al-Makura Silas Ali Agara APC 2011
26 Niger Abubakar Sani Bello Ahmed Muhammad Ketso APC 2015
27 Ogun Ibikunle Oyelaja Amosun Yetunde Onanuga APC 2011
28 Ondo Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu Agboola Ajayi APC 2017
29 Osun Rauf Aregbesola Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori APC 2010
30 Oyo Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi Moses Alake Adeyemo APC 2011
31 Plateau Simon Lalong Sonni Gwanle Tyoden APC 2015
32 Rivers Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Ipalibo Banigo PDP 2015
33 Sokoto Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Ahmad Aliyu APC 2015
34 Taraba Arch. Darius Ishaku Haruna Manu PDP 2015
35 Yobe Ibrahim Geidam Abubakar Ali APC 2011
36 Zamfara Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar Ibrahim Wakkala APC 2011

The present minister of the FCT is Mohammed Bello.

Observation and Final thoughts

As can be observed from the table above, all the states are dominated by the two major political parties in Nigeria namely All Progressive Congress (APC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The only exception, however, is Anambra state where the present governor was elected in via All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

In summary, there are 11 Governors from PDP, 24 from APC, and 1 from APGA.

Also noticeable is the fact that APC is predominant in the Northern and western regions of Nigeria while PDP is predominant in the Eastern and Southern regions.

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