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The following table presents a listing of Nigeria's state governors. Governors are elected for a term of four years (maximum of two terms). A minister appointed by the president oversees affairs in the Abuja Federal Capital Territory.


A person shall be eligible for the office of Governor 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 constitution limits state governors to only two four-year terms in office.

Oath of office

The Constitution of Nigeria specifies an oath of office for the State Governors of Nigeria:

List of current state governors

"Map showing which party controls which state in Nigeria"

The current party affiliation of the 36 state governors is:

State Current Governor Party Elected/Took office Past Leaders Governor's Website
Abia State Theodore Orji PDP 2011 List
Adamawa State Murtala Nyako PDP 2008 List
Akwa Ibom State Godswill Akpabio PDP 2011 List [1]
Anambra State Peter Obi APGA 2010 List
Bauchi State Isa Yuguda PDP 2011 List
Bayelsa State Timipre Sylva PDP 2011 List
Benue State Gabriel Suswam PDP 2011 List
Borno State Kashim Shettima ANPP 2011 List
Cross River State Liyel Imoke PDP 2011 List
Delta State Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan PDP 2011 List
Ebonyi State Martin Elechi PDP 2011 List
Edo State Adams Oshiomhole ACN 2008 List
Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi ACN 2010 List
Enugu State Sullivan Chime PDP 2011 List
Gombe State Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo PDP 2011 List
Imo State Owelle Rochas Okorocha APGA 2011 List
Jigawa State Sule Lamido PDP 2011 List
Kaduna State Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa PDP 2011 List
Kano State Mohammed Rabiu Kwankwaso PDP 2011 List
Katsina State Ibrahim Shema PDP 2011 List
Kebbi State Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari PDP 2011 List
Kogi State Ibrahim Idris PDP 2003 List
Kwara State Abdulfatah Ahmed PDP 2011 List
Lagos State Babatunde Fashola ACN 2011 List
Nasarawa State Umaru Tanko Al-Makura CPC 2011 List
Niger State Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu PDP 2011 List
Ogun State Ibikunle Oyelaja Amosun ACN 2011 List
Ondo State Olusegun Mimiko LP 2009 List
Osun State Rauf Aregbesola ACN 2010 List
Oyo State Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi ACN 2011 List
Plateau State Jonah Jang PDP 2011 List
Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi PDP 2011 List
Sokoto State Aliyu Wamakko PDP 2008 List
Taraba State Danbaba Suntai PDP 2011 List
Yobe State Ibrahim Geidam ANPP 2011 List
Zamfara State Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar ANPP 2011 List
Territory Current Minister Party Took office Past Leaders
Abuja F.C.T. Bala A. Muhammed ... 2010 List

See also

de:Liste der Gouverneure der nigerianischen Bundesstaaten fr:Liste des dirigeants des États du Nigeria ig:Ndetu ndi ishi ọchịchị ȯra Naigiria pt:Anexo:Lista de governadores dos estados da Nigéria yo:Àkójọ àwọn gómìnà ìpínlẹ̀ Nàìjíríà