Top 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria

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Politics has fast become a money-spinning venture in Nigeria. Many of the rich governors around today had little or nothing when they came to power regarding riches. However, many of them could amass wealth shortly after they became governors. In this write-up, we will focus on the eight richest governors in Nigeria.

This is not to say some of them were not relatively rich before they won gubernatorial elections.

1.      Rochas Okorocha

As at today, he stands out as the richest among the governors in Nigeria. This is supported by reports released by the FBI and made public in 2016. Okorocha is the present governor of Imo State in the eastern part of Nigeria, and he once contested the presidential election in 2015 under the umbrella of the All Progressive Party.

2.      Abubakar Sanni Bello

He is currently the governor of Niger State in the north-central part of Nigeria, and he is among the richest governors in Nigeria today. His riches win him the second position among the richest governors in the country. He was once the richest of the governors according to a 2016 report, but he has been dethroned by Rochas Okorocha according to latest reports.

3.      Kashim Shettima

He took over the reins of leadership from Ali Modu Sherrif in Bornu State after the 2015 gubernatorial elections. He is rich enough to occupy the third place among the richest governors in Nigeria.  He was born on September 2nd, 1966

4.      Nyesom Wike

He took over the reins of leadership from Rotimi Amechi after contesting under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party. He is currently the governor of Rivers State, and he is rich enough to occupy the fourth position among the richest governors in Nigeria.  Aside from being among the richest, he is also among the best performing governors in Nigeria today.

5.      Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

He is the current governor of Kaduna State and currently occupies the 5th position among the richest governors in Nigeria.  Before and after he became governor, he is a well-known critic of the former president of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. He was born in Katsina State on the February 16th, 1960.

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6.      Abdulfatai Ahmed

He is the current governor of Kwara State and also known as a political protégée of the former governor of the state, Bukola Saraki, who is presently the Nigerian Senate President.

He is rich enough to fit into the 6th position among the richest governors in Nigeria. He was born in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State on December 29th, 1963.

7.      Akinwumi Ambode

He is currently the governor of Lagos State in the south-western part of Nigeria, and he took over the reins of leadership from Babatunde Raji Fashola, who is currently the Minister of Works & Housing and Power in Nigeria today.

He presently occupies the 7th position among the richest governors in Nigeria.

8.      Umaru Tanko Al-Makura

He is the current Nasarawa State governor, and he is the 8th among the richest governors in Nigeria. Governor Al-Makura came to power in 2015 via the general election that took place that year.

In Conclusion…

Politics has fast become a money-spinning venture in Nigeria. Many of the rich governors around today had little or nothing when they came to power regarding riches.

However, many of them could amass wealth shortly after they became governors. In this write-up, we have focused on the eight richest governors in Nigeria.

This is not to say some of them were not relatively rich before they won gubernatorial elections.

 

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