Top 5 Current Best Governors In Nigeria

Nigeria has 36 states, 35 governors, and a Federal Capital Territory minister. During the most recent general election in 2019, the majority of governors were re-elected. When it comes to governors in Nigeria, you can easily identify which one performs exceptionally well. This is accomplished by examining the various programs and factors effected by each Governor. This is where we’re focusing our energies, as we’ve listed the top five governors in the country based on their results on the ground.

1. Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Delta State, was born on July 8, 1959. After winning the state elections in April 2015, he was sworn in as governor on May 29, 2015. He was elected senator for Delta North in Delta State, Nigeria, in the April 2011 national elections, prior to becoming governor. He ran on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He is an Ika from the Delta State town of Owa-Alero. He is also the first person from Anioma to be elected as the governor of Delta State. On May 29, 2019, he was re-elected governor of Delta State. Ifeanyi Okowa has proved to be deserving of his role as governor over the years, receiving acclaim from both his colleagues and the citizens of Delta State. At the Good Governance Poll, he was named best governor for grassroots and people growth. He is especially interested in improving opportunities for youth to have a better future.

2. Nyesom Wike, Governor of River State

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Ezenwo Nyesom Wike (CON) is the current Governor of Rivers State in Nigeria. He is a Nigerian politician and lawyer. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is a traditional chieftaincy holder with many names. Jordan, Joaquin, and Jazmyne are his three lovely daughters, and he is happily married to Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, a High Court Judge with the Rivers State Judiciary. He earned his bachelor’s degree in science and technology from Rivers State University. He worked as a private legal practitioner for a short time. Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, in my opinion, is one of the governors who has made significant contributions to the advancement of education in Nigeria. Governor Wike provided free public primary and secondary education in 2019, according to Wikipedia. Apart from that, this man started the building of three (3) major flyovers in Port Harcourt at the same time.

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3. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor of Enugu State

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Gburugburu (Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi) is a Nigerian politician and member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s House of Representatives. He represents Igboeze North/Udenu Federal Constituency in Enugu State as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Since 2003, Ugwuanyi has served in the Nigerian House of Representatives as Chairman of the House Committee on Marine Transportation.

Following his party’s primary election in Enugu on December 8, 2014, Ugwuanyi secured the PDP’s gubernatorial ticket, making him the state’s legitimate PDP governorship nominee for the 2015 general elections, which he won. On May 29, 2019, he was sworn in as the governor of Enugu State for a second term. Respectfully, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was born in Orba Town in the Udenu Local Government Area of Nsukka, Enugu State, in March 1964. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration. He was the General Manager of Premier Insurance Brokers Limited in Enugu before entering politics, and he was also the President of the Rotary Club of Emene in Enugu State. In such a short time, Ugwanyi’s administration has been an exercise in monstrous developments, gradually shocking parts of the state and graduating semi-urban zones to new urban regions while impacting a developing mass development for the opening up of the state’s provincial regions.

4. Umar Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Umar Ganduje

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was born in Ganduje village, Dawakin Tofa local government district, Kano State, on December 25, 1949. From 1956 to 1963, he attended Dawakin Tofa Primary School in his local government headquarters, where he received his early education in Qur’anic and Islamiyya schools. He continued his secondary education at the Government Secondary School Birnin Kudu, where he graduated in 1968. He was accepted into the Advanced Teachers’ College after completing his SSCE. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje went on to Ahmadu Bello University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in science education in 1975. Ganduje graduated from Bayero University Kano with a master’s degree in applied educational psychology in 1979. He then went back to Ahmadu Bello University to pursue a master’s degree in public administration.

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Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was born in Ganduje village, Dawakin Tofa local government district, Kano State, on December 25, 1949. From 1956 to 1963, he attended Dawakin Tofa Primary School in his local government headquarters, where he received his early education in Qur’anic and Islamiyya schools. He continued his secondary education at the Government Secondary School Birnin Kudu, where he graduated in 1968. He was accepted into the Advanced Teachers’ College after completing his SSCE. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje went on to Ahmadu Bello University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in science education in 1975. Ganduje graduated from Bayero University Kano with a master’s degree in applied educational psychology in 1979. He then went back to Ahmadu Bello University to pursue a master’s degree in public administration.

Ganduje was chosen as the consensus candidate to succeed Kwankwaso as Governor of Kano State on the 28th of November, 2014. He ran for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and won, beating Malam Salihu Takai, the opposition candidate, with 1,546,434 votes to Takai’s 509,726 votes. He won the 2019 gubernatorial elections on Sunday, March 24, 2019, and was re-elected for a second term. Fatima Umar Ganduje and Muhammad Abdullahi Umar Ganduje are Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s two children from his marriage to Hafsat Umar. In addition, the governor has worked to make Kano State more attractive to investors and has dispatched activities to boost the state’s economy, infrastructure, and unemployment.

5. Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State

Nasir el-Rufai

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai was born in the Faskari LGA of Katsina State in 1960. He received his primary education at LEA Kawo.

After winning the valuable BOBA “Academic Achievement Trophy” in 1976, the incumbent governor went on to the prestigious Barewa College, where he graduated first in his class. He then earned a First Class Honors degree in Quantity Surveying. From 1982 to 1988, he and his partners founded and successfully managed a Project Management Consulting company that handled civil engineering projects throughout Nigeria.

He then went on to Harvard University, Georgetown University, and the University of London for various post-graduate and technical programs. In 1984, he earned an MBA, a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (1985), a Bachelor of Laws (2008), and a number of programs in privatization, leadership, and management. He has worked for AT&T Network Systems International BV and Motorola, Inc., two international telecommunications firms.

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From 1999 to 2003, he was the Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), which was in charge of the privatization of government properties. President Obasanjo nominated and named him as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2003 to 2007. His performance at BPE prompted President Obasanjo to nominate and appoint him as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2003 to 2007. He was also a member of the Federal Executive Council, Nigeria’s highest decision-making body, and a core member of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s powerful economic team.

He was Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Renewal Committee and was a key figure in the formation of the All Progressive Congress (APC), where he served as the first Deputy National Secretary. He has also worked as a Secretary and a member of the APC’s Strategic Committee and Election Planning Committee since the party’s inception. He is a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and was recently named to the National Economic Council’s 5-man ad-hoc committee investigating the Nigerian National Petroleum Council (NNPC). In October 2001, he received the national distinction of OFR (Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) and a D.Sc. (honoris causa) from the University of Abuja in Nigeria.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has led Kaduna’s recovery from the previous administration’s Great Recession to a position of national economic prominence. His unwavering commitment to economic development involves attracting companies and investment to the state while also fostering the growth of local businesses.

He also abolished school fees and introduced free regular meals in Kaduna’s primary and junior secondary schools, winning him the title of best governor in education growth.

Nasir el-Rufai, a good leader, publicly confirmed his positive test for the Corona Virus last year and followed the government’s orders to isolate himself in order to prevent the virus from spreading.

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