List Of Present Nigerian State Governors And Their Deputies (2019 Update)

present nigerian governors and their deputies

List Of Present Nigerian Governors And Their Deputies

Governors in Nigeria have quite recently been sworn into office, some for the first time and others for a second term. Without further ado, here are the names of present Nigerian governors and their deputies who were sworn in on the 29th of May 2019.

Present Nigerian State Governors And Their Deputies

Abia State

The new governor of Abia State is Okezi Ikpeazu and his deputy goes by the name Ude Oko Chukwu. They are of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The capital of Abia state is Umuahia. It was created in 1991 and has seventeen local governments.

Adamawa State

Its newly elected governor is Ahmadu Umar Fintiri. His deputy is Martins Nasir Babale. They sailed into power under the Peoples Democratic Party.

Adamawa is termed one of the largest states in Nigeria. The state capital is Yola. It was created in 1991 and constitutes of twenty-one local governments.

Akwa Ibom

The newly sworn in governor of this state is Udom Gabriel Emmanuel and his deputy is Moses Ekpo. They are of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Akwa Ibom was created in 1987 and has about thirty-one local governments. Uyo is the capital of this state.

Anambra State

This state did not participate in the 2019 elections as it has already conducted its elections and swearing-in ceremony last year. Anambra state is governed by Willie Obiano and his deputy Nkem Okeke. They began their second term in March 2018. They are of the All Progressive Grand Alliance.

The capital of this state is Awka. The state was founded in 1991 and it has twenty-one local governments.

Bauchi State

The present state governor is Bala Muhammed and deputy Baba Tela. They belong to the Peoples Democratic Party. Bauchi state is said to have twenty local governments. It has about 55 tribes with Hausa/Fulani being the most common of them. Bauchi was created in 1976 and its state capital is known as Bauchi.

Bayelsa State

The state governor is Henry Dickson and his deputy is Gboribiogha John Jonah. Bayelsa state did not participate in the 2019 elections. Henry Dickson and his deputy are currently serving a second term in office and were sworn into power in 2016. Bayelsa state capital is Yenagoa. It was created in the year 1996. It is made up of eight local government areas.

Benue State

The recently sworn in governor is Samuel Ortom and his deputy is Benson Abounu. They came into power for their second term under the Peoples Democratic Party. Benue state capital is Makurdi. It has twenty-three local governments. Benue was created in 1976.

Borno State

The state is governed by Babagana Umara and his deputy Umaru Usman. There are of the All Progressives Congress. Borno state capital is Maiduguri. Kanuri is the major tribe spoken there. Borno has about twenty-seven local government areas. It was created in 1976.

Cross-River State

The newly sworn in governor is Benedict Ayade and his deputy is Ivara Esu, they are both of the Peoples Democratic Party. Cross-River was created in 1976. It has eighteen local governments and is a major tourism spot in Nigeria. Calabar is the state capital.

Delta State

Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and Kingsley Otuaro of the Peoples Democratic Party are governor and deputy governor of Delta state. There are twenty-five local government areas. Delta state was carved out in 1991. It consists of tribes like the Urhobo, Itsekiri and Isoko.

Ebonyi State

The new governor is Dave Umahi and deputy is Eric Kelechi Igwe of the Peoples Democratic Party. The state is a large producer of agricultural commodities. Abakaliki is Ebonyi state capital. Ebonyi State was created in 1996. It has thirteen local governments.

Edo State

Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shuaibu were not sworn-in in 2019, but assumed power in 2016. They are of the All Progressives Congress. Edo is one of the states with a different election timetable.

The state was founded in 1991. The Capital is Benin City. It is rich in history and has eighteen local governments.

Ekiti State

The new governor is Kayode Fayemi and his deputy is Bisi Egbeyemi of the All Progressives Congress. They were sworn into power last year (2018). The state did not participate in the 2019 elections. Ekiti has sixteen local governments and was carved out in 1996. The state capital is known as Ado-Ekiti.

Enugu State

The new governor and his deputy are called Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Cecilia Ezeilo. They sailed into power under the Peoples Democratic Party. The state capital is called Enugu. Enugu state was carved out in 1991 and has seventeen local governments.

Gombe State

The governor of Gombe state is Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya and his deputy is Manassah Daniel Jatau. They are of the All Progressive Congress. Gombe is the name of the state capital as well. It was founded in 1996 and has eleven local government areas.

Imo State

Chukwuemeka Ihedioha and Irona Gerald Alphonsus are the governor and deputy respectively. They came into power under the Peoples Democratic Party. Owerri is the capital of Imo state. The state was created in 1976 and is made up twenty-seven local governments.

Jigawa State

The new governor of Jigawa state is Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, his deputy is Hassan Ibrahim. They are of the All Progressives Congress. Jigawa state capital is situated at Dutse. Jigawa was created in 1991. It has twenty-seven local governments.

Kaduna State

Nasir El-Rufai and Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe are the governor and deputy of Kaduna state. They came into power under the All Progressives Congress. The state capital is still known as Kaduna. Kaduna state was created in 1967 and has twenty-three local governments.

Kano State

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is the governor of Kano state. His deputy is Hafiz Abubakar. They are of the All Progressives Congress. Kano has eight local government areas and was created in 1967. The state capital is called Kano.

Kastina State

The newly sworn in governor and deputy are known as Aminu Bello Masari and Minnir Yakubu of the All Progressives Congress. Kastina was created in 1987 and has thirty-four local governments. The state capital is also called Kastina.

Kebbi State

The state is governed by Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and his deputy Samail Yombe of the All Progressives Congress. The state capital is Birnin-Kebbi. Kebbi state was created in 1991 and has twenty-one local government areas.

Kogi State

The governor of Kogi state is Yahaya Bello and his deputy is Simon Achuba. They came into power under the All Progressives Congress. Kogi did not participate in the 2019 general elections. The present governor and deputy came into power in 2016. Lokoja is the capital of this state. Kogi was created in 1991 and has twenty-one local governments.

Kwara State

The current governor is called Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq and his deputy is Kayode Alabi. They are of the All Progressives Congress. The state was created in 1967 and has sixteen local governments. Ilorin is the Capital.

Lagos State

The new governor of Lagos state is Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy is Kadri Obafemi Hamzat. They belong to the All Progressives Congress. Lagos is one of the most populated cities in Nigeria. Its Capital is Ikeja. It is made up of twenty local government areas and was created in 1967.

Nasarawa State

It is governed by Abdullahi Sule and his deputy Dr. Emmanuel Akabe. They belong to the All Progressives Congress. Nasarawa was created in 1996 and has thirteen local governments. The state capital is Lafia.

Niger State

The present governor is Abubakar Sani Bello and his deputy is Ahmed Muhammad Ketso of the All Progressives Congress. Niger state was created in 1976 and is made up twenty-five local governments. Minna is the state capital.

Ogun State

The current governor of Ogun state is Dapo Abiodun and his deputy is Noimot Salako-Oyedele. They fall under the party of the All Progressives Congress. The state capital is situated at Abeokuta. Ogun was carved out in 1976 and has twenty local government areas.

Ondo State

The Ondo state governor is Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the deputy is Agboola Ajayi. They belong to the All Progressive Congress. The duo came into power in 2017. There was no election in this state in 2019. The state capital is Akure. Ondo was created in 1976 and has a total number of eighteen local government areas.

Osun State

Osun state also did not have an election in 2019. Elections were held in Osun in 2018. The present governor is Adegboyega Oyetola and his deputy is Gboyega Alabi.

They were elected into power under the All Progressives Congress. Osun was founded in 1991 and has thirty local government areas. The state capital is Osogbo.

Oyo State

The state is governed by Oluwaseyi Makinde and his deputy Rauf Olaniyan. They came into this office under the Peoples Democratic Party. Oyo state was created in 1976 and has thirty-three local governments. The state capital is Ibadan.

Plateau State

The governor is Simon Bako Lalong and his deputy is Sonni Gwanle Tyoden. They are of the All Progressives Congress. The state was created in 1976 and its capital is situated at Jos. Plateau has seventeen local government areas.

Rivers State

The governor of the state is Ezenwo Wike and deputy is Ipalibo Banigo. They are of the Peoples Democratic Party. The state was created in 1976 and the capital city is Port-Harcourt. Rivers state has twenty-three local governments.

Sokoto State

Sokoto state is governed by Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and his deputy Munir Daniya. They belong to the Peoples Democratic Party. The state was created in 1976 with its capital known as Sokoto. Sokoto has twenty-three local government areas.

Taraba State

The newly sworn in governor of Taraba is Darius Dickson Ishaku and his deputy is Haruna Manu. They came into power under the People Democratic Party. The state was founded in 1991 and has sixteen local governments. Taraba state capital is Jalingo.

Yobe State

The governor and deputy of this state are Mai Mala Buni and Idi Barde Gubana and they belong to the All Progressives Congress. Yobe came into existence in 1991 and the state capital is Damaturu. It is made up of seventeen local governments.

Zamfara State

The new governor of Zamfara state is Bello Mohammed Matawalle and his deputy is Mahdi Aliyu Gusau. They won the elections under the Peoples Democratic Party. Zamfara state was carved out in 1996 and has fourteen local governments. The state capital is known as Gusau.

Some states like Anambra, Ondo, Bayelsa, Ekiti, Kogi, Osun and Edo states were not involved in the 2019 general elections. Their elections have already been conducted at various points prior to 2019.

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