Who is the richest governor in Nigeria today?
It is true that a lot of people accuse governors of fund embezzlement due to the luxurious lifestyle they are living.
Well, some actually take interest in embezzlement while some do not, but you need to understand that most of these governors also have their investments elsewhere,.
With these investments, they make enough money in order to live the luxurious lifestyle they desire. In fact, most of these governors were even wealthy before assuming public office.
In this post, I would like to share with you the list of the top 10 richest governors in Nigeria and their net worth.
Top 10 Richest Governor In Nigeria
You should know that most of these governors in Nigeria just resumed their offices recently and there’s little info about them, their wealth, etc.
Do you also want to know about the best governor in Nigeria presently? I’ll share that with you later in this post.
Here is a list of the top ten richest governors in Nigeria, quick info about them, their sources of income, other investments and more..
1. Governor Sani Bello (Net Worth Over $1 Billion)
On this list, Abubakar Sani Bello is the governor of Niger state is the richest governor in Nigeria.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello is the only Governor among other Nigerian governors to have his name listed among the top richest men in Nigeria, on Forbes’s list.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has acquired most of his wealth even before he became a governor.
In 2014, his net worth was estimated to be $400 million by Forbes but it is of no doubt that this year,his net worth has been estimated to be around $1 billion, which makes him the richest governor in Nigeria.
Governor Sani Bello who is the wealthiest State governor in Nigeria was born into a wealthy family in 1967 and he is seen as the eldest child in his family.
He is the founder of AMNI petroleum in Nigeria, a company for oil and Gas production.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello is very much respected in Nigeria, for he focuses on the prosperity of his state and Nigeria as it is.
2. Governor Nyeson Wike (Net Worth Over $550 Million)
Governor Ezenwo Nyerson Wike is the current governor of Rivers state, Nigeria, who is seen as the second richest governor in Nigeria.
Governor Ezenwo Nyerson Wike is a very wealthy governor who has worked so hard to transform Rivers state into a better place and where no one is left behind (…is popular saying).
He belongs to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), one of the strongest political parties in Nigeria, in which his activities with them made him to gain support from them in order to achieve his goal of becoming a governor.
He was born in 1967 and he is currently 50 years of age. Governor Ezenwo Nyeson Wike’s net worth has been estimated to be around $550 million. Also, he is seen as a lawyer and a politician.
Governor Ezenwo Nyerson Wike has won the hearts of the people in Rivers state and their love for him is being shown with joy all over Rivers state, Nigeria.
3. Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai (Net Worth Over $400 Million)
On this list, the third richest governor in Nigeria goes to Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, who is currently the Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria.
Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai is a rich Governor, whose net worth has been estimated to be around ($400 MILLION). He was born on February 16th, 1960 in Katsina State, Nigeria.
He was the former Director General of Bureau of Public Enterprises and also the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.
You should learn more about the creation of Abuja and how it was chosen as the capital of Lagos while leaving Lagos behind.
Governor Nasir Ahmed El- Rufai graduated from London with an LL.B certificate and also concluded his master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He is also a respected Governor in Kaduna state, Nigeria.
4. Governor Dapo Abiodun (Net Worth Over $314 Million)
The Fourth richest governor on this list is Governor Dapo Abiodun, who is the current governor of Ogun state, one of the top largest Nigerian states.
Governor Dapo Abiodun is a Nigerian billionaire when it comes to oil money and as well works in line with politics.
He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Heydon petroleum in Nigeria, a company for oil and Gas production.
Governor Dapo Abiodun graduated from Georgia State University, Atlanta, with a degree in Accounting. He owns the first power generating company in Lagos state. He was born on May 29th, 1960 in Ogun state.
Governor Dapo Abiodun is a good example of a governor who was wealthy before attaining the post of a governor.
As you must have known, a very few of these new governors are not as rich as the top 10 richest politicians in Nigeria
5. Governor Willie Obiano (Net Worth Over $300 Million)
Governor Willie Obiano is the fifth richest governor in Nigeria, as seen on this list for his net worth has been estimated to be over $300 million.
Governor Willie Obiano is the current governor of Anambra state. He was born on August 8, 1955 and he is seen as a Nigerian banker in which he started his early career at First Bank Nigeria.
He is an active member of All progressives Grant Alliance (APGA) in which he also gained support from them to become the governor of Anambra state.
6. Governor Godwin Obaseki (Net Worth $225 Million)
Governor Godwin Obaseki is the governor of Edo state, Nigeria. He was the chairman and the managing director of Afrinvest till June 2016.
Governor Godwin Obaseki was born on July 1st, 1959 in Benin City, Nigeria. He has worked at various companies, managing their companies involving in securities trading and all other jobs in which has fetched him a lot of money.
Governor Godwin Obaseki is the sixth richest governor on this list for his net worth has been estimated to be over $225 million.
7. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Net Worth Over $27 Million)
On this list, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is the seventh richest governor in Nigeria. He is the current governor of Sokoto state, Nigeria.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal was born on January 10, 1966 in sokoto state. He belongs to the People’s Democratic Party and he has served as the speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria before.
He studied law in Usman Dan Fadio University, though not one of the top ranking universities in Nigeria and concluded his legal studies at the Nigerian Law School.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.s net worth has been estimated to be over $27 million.
8. Governor Yahaya Bello (Net Worth of Over $5.6 Million)
Governor Yahaya Bello is the governor of Kogi state, Nigeria. He was born on June 18, 1975 in Kogi state, Nigeria.
He was the Chief Accountant of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RAMAFC).
Governor Yahaya Bello belongs to a party called All Progressive Congress (APC) in which he got supported to attain the office of Kogi state’s Governor.
His net worth has been estimated to be over $5.6 million.
9. Governor Bala Mohammed (Net Worth Over $5.6 Million)
The Ninth richest governor in Nigeria is Governor Bala Mohammed as seen on this list. He is the governor of Bauchi state. In 2010, he was appointed the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.
He was born on October 5th in 1958 and he attended University of Maiduguri which he studied English. He belongs to a party called People’s Democratic Party (PDP)/
Governor Bala Muhammed’s net worth has been estimated to be over $2.7 million.
10. Governor Samuel Ortom (Net Worth Over $2.5 Million)
On this list, Governor Samuel Ortom is the tenth richest governor in Nigeria.
He is the current Governor of Benue state, one of the most populated states in Nigeria. He has won a lot of awards which include Best performing Local Government Chairman in 1992.
Governor Samuel Ortom is a philanthropist and a businessman who was born on April 23rd, 1961 in Benue state.
He established Oracle Business Limited Foundation in which functions in a lot of ways, especially to teach, cater and help people become better. His net worth has been estimated to be over $2.5 million.
Who Is the Best Governor Presently?
Talking specifically about the best governor in Nigeria presently, it points to the best performing governor who has won the hearts of the people by pleasing them and performing his roles diligently without encroaching on the people’s gladness.
This involves paying salaries regularly, providing amenities, constructing good roads, providing reasonable power supply and other good things.
The best governor in Nigeria is Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, who is the current governor of Rivers state Nigeria.
Governor Ezenwo Nyersom Wike is a lawyer who entered into politics and being a member of PDP, got appointed as the Minister of Education in which he played his role diligently and won a lot of awards before running for governorship seat in his state.
Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike believes in general equality and fairness, as he respects the rights of the people. He is also been used as a good example for other governors to admire.
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Richest Governor In Nigeria (Summary)
Right now you know the richest governor in Nigeria and 9 others who have made it to the top 10.
So, do you want to become a governor so as to give your people what they deserve and making them happy just like Governor Ezenwo Nyerson Wile of Rivers state is doing?
Well, you can give it a shot, you might get the jackpot eventually.
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