List of The Richest Governors in Nigeria 2019: Top 10

Richest Governors in Nigeria 2019 Presently

We provide in this article the 10 richest Governors in Nigeria this 2019. This list will only put the incumbent governors that are wealthy in Nigeria and not those who have left office. Their net worth is not included in this post.


While we cannot argue the fact that most of these governors in the country got their wealth through the series of positions they occupied in one way or the other, some were successful billionaire business men before they even joined politics. Below is the accurate information on richest governors in Nigeria at the moment.

List of The Current Top 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria 2019

1. Rochas Okorocha

He is undoubtedly the current richest governor in Nigeria according to an FBI report released in 2016 and the current Governor of Imo State. He is known to have contested with President Buhari (poorest president in Africa) for the APC presidential ticket in 2015.

He is also the richest Igbo governor in Nigeria and in the south-east. Born 22nd September, 1962, Okorocha is the founder of Rochas Foundation and a successful business man.

2. Abubakar Sani Bello

He is the current Niger State Governor and the second richest Governor in Nigeria 2018. He occupied the first position in 2016 but was dethroned by Okorocha.

He was born 17th December, 1967. According to our research, only his family’s net worth has been listed by Forbes magazine to be among the richest not only in Northern Nigeria, but also in Africa.

3. Kashim Shettima

Preceded by Ali Modu Sheriff who was one time the richest Governor in Nigeria previously, Shettima was born on the 2nd of September year 1966 and he is one of the richest Northern governors in the country.

4. Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike is the current governor of Rivers state, an oil producing state in the Niger Delta and south south area of Nigeria.

He is also among the PDP governors in Nigeria at the moment and succeeded Rotimi Amaechi in the state. He is also the best performing governor in Nigeria this year.

5. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

Also on the list  is Nasir El-Rufai who is the current Governor of Kaduna State. He is a critic of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He was born on the 16th of February, 1960 in Katsina State.

6. Abdulfatai Ahmed

Abdulfatai Ahmed is the incumbent Governor of Kwara State takes the number 6 spot on this top 10 list of the richest Governor in Nigeria at the moment. He was born on the 29th of December 1963 Share, Ifelodun Kwara State.

7. Akinwunmi Ambode

The present Governor of Lagos state is not just the Governor of the richest state in the country but also one of the richest Governor in Nigeria.

He was a civil servant in Lagos state for 27 before becoming the Governor. He was born on the 14th of June, 1963.

8. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura

Nasarawa state Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura is also among the list of richest governors in the country currently this 2017.

9. Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari

He is the Governor of Zamfara state presently and the the 9th richest Governor in Nigeria at the moment. He is also in his second tenure. He is also one of the wealthiest Northern governor in Nigeria presently.

10. Rauf Aregbesola

Last on the list of governors who are rich in Nigeria is Rauf Aregbeshola, the incumbent Governor of Osun state who is currently serving his second tenure.

Many controversies like not being able to pay workers salary in his state have been attributed to his tenure as governor.

With these wealthy politicians on this list of richest Governors in Nigeria 2019, the question that arises is why are their states considered one of the poorest in the country?

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