The Richest Governors in Nigeria 2017/2018

In our last discussion, we took a close look at richest politicians in Nigeria ,and today we want to discuss the top 10 richest Governors in Nigeria 2017/2018. Mind you, some politicians that made the list of richest Nigerian politicians may be appearing on this list too.

This post is created for those people who which to know the top 10 richest state Governors in Nigeria 2017 and their respective net worth. This list we only be naming out the richest Governors who are still in power they are also known as the  incumbent governors. It is very clear that most Nigerian Governors got their wealth through the series of positions they occupied in the past and now, we are not going to play blind to the fact that most of them are successful business men before they ventured into politics. But some of them were nothing not until they joined politics.

Nigerian Governors are being paid monthly salary, meanwhile, some of them don’t only depend on this salary because they are involve in other business where they also earn from. The richest Governors in Nigeria doesn’t depend on their monthly salaries alone they have some other stuffs going on for them when they are busy doing politics. They have other sources they use in amassing wealth for themselves. This post is simply posited here for information purpose so that people can know how much some Nigerian Governors have . The draw back we have in determining the net-worth of Nigerian Governors is that they don’t declare their assets totally which makes it a bit though for us to determine how much they really worth. Have it in mind that this information doesn’t put  past Governors into consideration as this is the top 10 listing of richest incumbent Governors in the country.

Top 10 Richest Governor in Nigeria 2017/2018

1. Rochas Okorocha

The richest Governor in Nigeria is Rochas Okorocha , born 22nd September, 1962. He is the at the top of the  list . Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha is currently the Governor of Imo State. He is the proud founder of Rochas Foundation, a charity foundation comprising special schools all over Nigeria for the less privileged children in the Nigerian society. Rochas Okorocha was listed as the richest governor in Nigeria according to an FBI report released in 2016 . He is the richest Igbo Governor in Nigeria , he contested with President Buhari for the APC presidential ticket in 2015.

2. Abubakar Sani Bello

Abubakar Sani Bello is the incumbent Governor of Niger State, the second richest Governor in Nigeria 2017. He was born born 17th December, 1967 . He is from a very wealthy family even apart from involving in Nigeria politics he is  from a rich background. His family was listed by Forbes magazine to be among the richest people in Nigeria . He was previously appointed as The Commissioner of Commerce and Investment of Niger State by Governor Aliyu Babangida in the year 2009.

3. Kashim Shettima

On the number three spot of the richest Governors in Nigeria is Governor Kashim Shettima the  incumbent Governor of Borno State. He was preceded  by Ali Modu Sheriff who was also one of the richest Governor in Nigeria during his time. He was born on the 2nd of September year 1966. He is one of the richest Northern governors of all time.

4. Nyesom Wike

The current Governor of Rivers state is Nyesom Wike, an oil producing state in the Niger Delta and south south area of Nigeria. He become the Governor of River state in 2015,  assumed office on the 29th of May year 2015. He was a successor of the current Minister for Transport Rotimi Amaechi. His won under the umbrella of PDP also said to be the best performing governor in Nigeria this year.

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5. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

He is the current Governor of Kaduna State, born on the 16th of February, 1960 in his home town , Katsina State. He was the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory under the Obasanjo regime. He is occupying the fifth spot on this list of richest Nigeria Governors .

6. Abdulfatai Ahmed

He is the incumbent Governor of Kwara State occupying the number 6th spot on this list . He is one of the richest Governors in Nigeria , born  on the 29th of December 1963 in Share, Ifelodun Kwara State, Nigeria.

7. Akinwunmi Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode is incumbent Governor of Lagos state . He is also one of the most loved and popular Governor in Nigeria because his state is the most famous and populous . He is one of the richest Governors in Nigeria 2017 , he was a  civil servant in Lagos state for 27 years before becoming the Governor. He was born on the 14th of June 1963.

8. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura

One of the wealthiest Governor in Nigeria is Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, the present Governor of Nasarawa  state. He is comfortably holding the number eight spot on this list.

9. Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari

Zamfara state Governor Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yar, is the 9th richest Governor in Nigeria . This man is one of the richest people in North and he is presently in his second tenure.

10. Rauf Aregbesola

He is incumbent Governor of Osun state and currently on his second tenure. Rauf Aregbeshola is the last person that made the list of richest Governors in Nigeria 2017. Many circumstances surrounds him and one of them is his inability to pay workers salary in his state . He was born on the 27th of May 1957. He was formerly an activist and was also Lagos Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure before he became a Governor.

One thing that i notice here is that despite the fact that these Nigeria Governors are very rich but their states are listed among the poorest in the country. Are you thinking what i am thinking?

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