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Nigerian Governors Names: List Of Their States & Deputies

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Nov 8, 2012 – Nigerian Governors Names: List Of All Nigerian Governors ,Their States & Deputies

Nigerian governors 2012: Lists & names of all current Nigerian governors

There are presently 36 Nigerian governors running the affairs of the 36 states of the Nigerian federation. The present 36 governors are presently serving different terms of services, while most are serving their second term of 8 years, others are either serving their first terms of 4 years or are half way into the first tenure as governors, the reasons are not far from the several legal tussles that characterizes many of the elections held in the country. The last elections held in the year 2011 will see most of the present governors vacating their posts in 2015 or seek re-election for another term of 4 years.

List & Names Of All Nigerian Governors By State & Political Party

Here it he name of all current Nigerian Governors and their states

The lists of Nigerian Governors state by Political parties are ;

  • Adamawa {PDP}
  • Abia {PDP}
  • Akwa Ibom {PDP}
  • Anambra{APGA}
  • Bauchi {PDP}
  • Bayelsa{PDP}
  • Benue {PDP}
  • Borno{ANPP}
  • Cross River {PDP}
  • Delta {PDP}
  • Ebonyi[PDP}
  • Edo{ACN}
  • Ekiti[ACN}
  • Enugu{PDP}
  • Gombe{ PDP}
  • Imo{APGA}
  • Jigawa[PDP}
  • Kaduna{PDP}
  • Kano {PDP}
  • Katsina{PDP}
  • Kebbi{PDP}
  • Kogi[PDP}
  • Kwara{PDP}
  • Lagos {ACN}
  • Nassarawa [CPC}
  • Niger{PDP}
  • Ogun{ACN}
  • Ondo{LP}
  • Osun{ ACN}
  • Oyo {ACN}
  • Plateau[PDP}
  • Rivers[PDP}
  • Sokoto{PDP}
  • Taraba [PDP}
  • Yobe [ANPP}
  • Zamfara {ANPP}.

The federal capital territory Abuja which also doubles as the seat of the Federal government of Nigeria is not governed by a governor but the minister of the Federal capital territory, this position is a political appointee made available by the president of the federal republic of Nigeria.

Names of Nigerian governors and their states

The names of Nigerian governors by state are as follows;

  • Theordor Orji of Abia state
  • Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state
  • Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State
  • Peter Obi of Anambra state
  • Isa Yuguda of Bauchi state
  • Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state
  • Gabriel Suswan of Benue state
  • Kashim Shettima of Borno state
  • Liyel Imoke of Cross rivers state
  • Emmanuel Uduagan of Delta state
  • Martin Elechi of Ebonyi state
  • Adams Oshiomole of Edo state
  • Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state
  • Sullivan Chime of Enugu state
  • Ibrahim Hassan Dakwambo of Gombe state
  • Rochas Okorocha of Imo state
  • Sule Lamido of Jigawa state.

Other lists of Nigerian governors include;

  • Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of Kaduna state
  • Rabiu Kwakwanso of Kano state
  • Ibrahim Shema of Katsina
  • Usman Dakingari Saidu Nasamu of Kebbi state
  • Ibrahim Idris of Kogi state
  • Abdul Fatah of Kwara state
  • Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state
  • Umaru Tanko of Nassarawa state
  • Babangida Aliyu of Niger state
  • Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state
  • Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state
  • Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state
  • Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state
  • Jonah Jang of Plateau state
  • Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state
  • Aliyu Wamako of Sokoto state
  • Danbaba Suntai of Taraba state
  • Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe state
  • Abubakar Yari of Zamfara state.

The lists of Nigerian governors that were re- elected in 2011 are;

  • Ibrahim Geidam
  • Danbaba Suntai
  • Babangida Aliyu
  • Ibrahim Shema
  • Babangida Aliyu
  • Rabiu Kwakwanso
  • Martin Elechi
  • Emmanuel Uduaghan
  • Gabriel Suswan
  • Godswill Akpabio and Theordor Orji. Other governors are either serving their first term of 4 years in office and some were installed as a result of court rulings.



  1. EKUMA

    December 4, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    if i may ask, of what importance is this list to ordinary nigerian, i can hear somebody say for current affair purposes, let me tell you, even when you give their names correctly against their states in any test or exams, you are likely to be marked wrong cos provided there is no truth in whtaever the governors do or say, so also, is there nothing positive about their names against their states. may God help us.

  2. Jennie

    May 7, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Nice work but the title is some how different from the body. Your work should contain the deputies as the title implies. Thanks

  3. adeyinka bakare

    May 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    may the Lord open their eyes of understandard

  4. Comfort Okparaocha

    June 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Please, i need profile of all the 36 governors in Nigeria. You can forward it to my email..(


    October 12, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    How inportant are that we should know them?

  6. Kehinde Adegbite

    November 15, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    The information is useful & i must also say that your effort is commendable. I’ll however suggest that you update the information. For instance, Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State has long passed away. Well done.

  7. basil nonso

    November 16, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    They should servants not leaders,embrace them its current ur candidates.

  8. Solomon

    October 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Thanks but pls i need the deputy governors names u can forward it to my e.mail {}

  9. ijeoma

    October 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    pls i need the names of nigeria deputies governors name, pls forward it to mu email pls, if possible now. thnx

  10. ijeoma

    October 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    pls i need d names of deputies governor n nigeria

  11. Rose Offong Nkereuwem

    March 8, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    This is very educative,it commendable

  12. toheeb abiodun adebara

    April 9, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    please keep on the good work you people do a great work well don

    for real

  13. Theophilus

    June 4, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Please update this information to the current elected governors.

  14. Omeje Uche

    June 6, 2015 at 1:06 PM


    • Martins

      November 21, 2016 at 6:57 PM

      I know governors me to I need deputy

  15. Sony Stefhen Setu Das

    July 17, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Dear Sir,

    Good Afternoon,

    Yesterday, I found a email from central bank in your country. His name is Mr. Adebayo Adekola and his position is Deputy Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This is very laughing for your country. This man is say that your central bank give me $10.5 Million Dollar and this instruction send to him your Government. He demands to me $580 USD for tax payment. I know this is false. It’s not possible. If there is any help that you think please email me.

    Setu Das.

  16. matairu bolaji

    October 14, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    nice one but i will become a president of Nigeria in d name of Allah Ameen

  17. matairu bolaji

    October 14, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    my parents always tells me that endurance leads to success and i believe that i will prosper in life.

  18. nwandu vivian

    October 21, 2015 at 4:59 AM

    Pls I need u guys to update my with d new current elected governors and deputies of all states..

  19. TESSY

    February 2, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    wat abt their deputies.

  20. TESSY

    February 2, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    wat abt their deputies


    February 9, 2016 at 4:26 AM


  22. omobolanle alade

    February 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    pls ,i need the biography of the 36 state governors

  23. ozioma

    February 20, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    The list is not correct,its an old list l need the current governors and deputies.
    this is 2016 remember.

  24. Noah Jibrin

    October 9, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    kindly update me with the current list of the state governor’s and their deputies. I mean as at September, 2016.


    October 31, 2017 at 9:32 AM


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