List of Current Governors in Nigeria, Their States and Capital
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is made up of thirty six (36) States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Each state has a democratically elected governor while the FCT has a minister appointed by the President of Nigeria.
Most of the current serving state governors in Nigeria were elected and sworn-in to office in 2015 while election in some states occurs in a different year.
Here is the complete list of current Governors in Nigeria, Their States and Capital.
List of present Governors in Nigeria in 2018
|1||Abia State||Umuahia||Okezie Ikpeazu|
|2||Adamawa State||Yola||Jibrilla Bindow|
|3||Akwa Ibom State||Uyo||Udom Gabriel Emmanuel|
|4||Anambra State||Awka||Willie Obiano|
|5||Bauchi State||Bauchi||Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar|
|6||Bayelsa State||Yenagoa||Henry Seriake Dickson|
|7||Benue State||Makurdi||Samuel Ortom|
|8||Borno State||Maiduguri||Kashim Shettima|
|9||Cross River State||Calabar||Benedict Ayade|
|10||Delta State||Asaba||Ifeanyi Okowa|
|11||Ebonyi State||Abakaliki||Dave Umahi|
|12||Edo State||Benin City||Godwin Obaseki|
|13||Ekiti State||Ado - Ekiti||Ayo Fayose|
|14||Enugu State||Enugu||Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi|
|15||Gombe State||Gombe||Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo|
|16||Imo State||Owerri||Rochas Okorocha|
|17||Jigawa State||Dutse||Badaru Abubakar|
|18||Kaduna State||Kaduna||Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai|
|19||Kano State||Kano||Abdullahi Umar Ganduje|
|20||Katsina State||Katsina||Aminu Bello Masari|
|21||Kebbi State||Birnin Kebbi||Abubakar Atiku Bagudu|
|22||Kogi State||Lokoja||Yahaya Bello|
|23||Kwara State||Ilorin||Abdulfatah Ahmed|
|24||Lagos State||Ikeja||Akinwunmi Ambode|
|25||Nasarawa State||Lafia||Umaru Tanko Al-Makura|
|26||Niger State||Minna||Abubakar Sani Bello|
|27||Ogun State||Abeokuta||Ibikunle Oyelaja Amosun|
|28||Ondo State||Akure||Rotimi Akeredolu|
|29||Osun State||Oshogbo||Rauf Aregbesola|
|30||Oyo State||Ibadan||Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi|
|31||Plateau State||Jos||Simon Lalong|
|32||Rivers State||Port Harcourt||Ezenwo Nyesom Wike|
|33||Sokoto State||Sokoto||Aminu Waziri Tambuwal|
|34||Taraba State||Jalingo||Darius Ishaku|
|35||Yobe State||Damaturu||Ibrahim Geidam|
|36||Zamfara State||Gusau||Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar|
Eligibility to become a Governor in Nigeria
The constitution of Nigeria stipulates that “A person shall be eligible for the office of State Governor in Nigeria if he or she is a citizen of Nigeria by birth, at least 35 years of age, is a member of a political party and is sponsored by that political party.
The maximum duration of governance for Nigerian state governors is two terms of four-year.
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