Nigeria 36 States and their Governors 2024

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The gubernatorial or governorship elections are usually conducted every 4 years, corresponding with the four-year term every governor is to serve unless they are re-elected for a second term. In Nigeria, all governors are expected to be 35 years and above. 

It should be noted that certain states including Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Ondo and Osun have their governorship elections at different times. This is mainly due to the court judgements that nullified the elections of their governors in the past.

Fun Facts about 36 State and their Governors

Listed below are some interesting facts about Nigerian state governors in 2024 that you’d definitely want to read!

  1. The governor of Kogi, Yahaya Adoza Bello, is the youngest governor in Nigeria throughout his term. Now 48, he became the governor of Kogi at the age of 41 in 2016.
  2. If you have a WAEC certificate, you are eligible to become governor. 
  3. APC won the most governorship seats with 20 seats. PDP with 13. LP, APGA and NNPP even at 1.
  4. All governors must swear the Oath of Office.
  5. Nigeria now has 16 new governor-elects after the March 18 elections.
  6. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) does not have a governor. It is governed by a minister, who is elected by the president.
  7. Nine (9) governors in Nigeria have a doctorate, 17 with Masters, 8 with Bachelors and 2 with SSCE.

36 States and their Governors 2024

In the table below, we’ve highlighted all the 36 state governors in Nigeria as of 2023, plus the minister of FCT

S/nAll 36 StatesName of GovernorParty
1AbiaAlex OttiLP
2AdamawaAhmadu Umaru FintiriPDP
3Akwa-IbomUmu EnoPDP
4AnambraCharles SoludoAPGA
5BauchiBala MuhammedPDP
6BayelsaDouye DiriPDP
7BenueHyacinth AliaAPC
8BornoBabagana ZulumAPC
9Cross RiverBassey OtuAPC
10DeltaSheriff OborevworiPDP
11EbonyiFrancis NwifuruAPC
12EdoGodwin ObasekiPDP
13EkitiBiodun OyebanjiAPC
14EnuguPeter MbahPDP
15GombeMuhammad Inuwa YahayaAPC
16ImoHope UzodinmaAPC
17JigawaUmar NamadiAPC
18KadunaUba SaniAPC
19KanoAbba Kabir YusufNNPP
20KatsinaDikko Umaru RaddaAPC
21KebbiNasir IdrisAPC
22KogiYahaya BelloAPC
23KwaraAbdulRahman AbdulRasaqAPC
24LagosBabajide Sanwo-OluAPC
25NasarawaAbdullahi SuleAPC
26NigerMuhammed Umar BagoAPC
27OgunDapo AbiodunAPC
28OndoLucky AiyedatiwaAPC
29OsunAdemola AdelekePDP
30OyoSeyi MakindePDP
31PlateauCaleb MutfwangPDP
32RiversSiminalayi FubaraPDP
33SokotoAhmad AliyuAPC
34TarabaAgbu KefasPDP
35YobeMai Mala BuniAPC
36ZamfaraDauda LawalPDP
37FCTNyesom Wike (Minister)PDP
State in Nigeria and their governors

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Favour Ntui November 21, 2023 Reply

Hi!Thank you for the information.

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