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.
Being a Nigerian governor has seen most politicians enrich themselves for selfish reasons. We now have the current list of the richest governors in Nigeria this 2019 after the recent election ended.
Note that some governors in Nigeria were already before they joined politics and already had businesses and investments worth millions of Naira.
Others used this public office to enrich themselves for personal gains which has seen citizens of their states live in penury.
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. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello
He is the current Niger State Governor and the current richest Governor in Nigeria 2019.
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.
Governor Sani Bello was born into a wealthy family before joining politics or occupying any public office. So we know his wealth is genuine which makes him the wealthiest state governor in Nigeria at the moment.
2. Governor Nyesom Wike
Nyesom Wike is the second richest governor in Nigeria and 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.
3. Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
Third on our list of richest Nigerian state governors is Nasir El-Rufai who is the current Governor of Kaduna State. He is a strong vocal critic of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He was born on the 16th of February, 1960 in Katsina State and has been in politics for a very long time. He was even the former minister of the FCT before he was elected as governor of Kaduna.
Many see him as the most educated governor in Nigeria because of his qualifications from London and Havard University respectively.
4. Governor Dapo Abiodun
Dapo Abiodun ranks fourth on this list of richest Nigerian governors and he is the incumbent governor of Ogun state.
According to an online source, Dapo Abiodun net worth is said to be over $314 million (not verified) as he is the CEO of Heydon Petroleum, a leading oil company in Nigeria.
5. Governor Willie Obiano
Governor Willie Obiano is the current governor of Anambra State and ranks fifth richest governor in Nigeria this 2019
Willie Maduaburochukwu Obiano was already a millionaire business man before venturing into politics. He was also a professional banker who made his mark in the banking sector before becoming a governor.
6. Governor 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.
6. Governor Godwin Obaseki
Godwin Obaseki of Edo state is another wealthy state governor whose name merits our list.
He is also one of the most educated state governors in the country with so many academic qualifications to his credit.
His political party the APC is the current ruling party in the country and he has cemented his party in the state.
7. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto is the 7th richest governors in Nigeria 2019. He was the former spaeker of the Nigerian House of Representatives before his election as state governor of Sokoto.
Aside this, he is one of the most influential northern Hausa politicians in the country who left the PDP to the APC but returned finally to the Peoples Democratic Party where he won his second tenure as governor of the state.
Governor Tambuwal is one of the best performing governors in Nigeria today.
8. Governor Ganduje of Kano state
Governor Ganduje is the present governor of Kano State, and one of the richest governors in Nigeria 2019.
Ganduje is seen as one of the corrupt governors in the country after an alleged video of him receiving bribes surfaced online.
He is a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
9. Governor Bala Mohammed
Bala Mohammed is the current governor of Bauchi state and one time former Minister of Abuja. He is also a rich Nigerian governor.
10. Governor Seyi Makinde
Last on the list is Governor Seyi Mainde of Oyo State.
Makinde is a businessman and also one of the richest politicians in Nigeria. He recently declared his assets as stipulated by the law to be worth N48 billion.
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?