So who are the 10 richest governors in Nigeria?
That is what you are going to find out in this post.
As we all know, Nigeria is a very rich African nation, and all its riches come from the various states in the country.
With many natural resources across different states, Nigeria is a nation that is indeed blessed with riches.
Now, as the heads of these wealthy states, it is only natural that most Nigerian governors are stinkingly rich.
Now, in this article, we are going to look at the top ten richest governors here in Nigeria.
This list will contain only serving governors.
Those who have left office will not be included.
An overall list of all the richest governors both past and present will be in a separate article as ‘top 10 list of all-time richest governors in Nigeria‘.
Now, back to business!
Without wasting any more time, let us get down to the richest governors in Nigeria and their various net worths.
Talking of net worths, the values estimated here are the known net worth of these governors.
Most of these Nigerian governors are often accused of looting funds.
By so doing, a few of them might be way richer than we actually estimate.
However, we are not in a position to pass these judgments, so we just have to proceed with our public estimates.
So, here are the richest governors in Nigeria 2021
Top 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria 2021
Here are the top 10 richest Governors in Nigeria
10. Yahaya Bello – Net Worth: $30 Million dollars
- State: Kogi State
Surprisingly, the tenth richest governor in Nigeria is Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
Aside from being one of the richest governors, he is also the youngest governor in the country.
Yahaya is an alumni of the popular Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.
This was where he graduated with a B.Sc in Accounting.
After he finished his Bachelor’s Degree, he obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the same school.
According to reports, Yahaya Bello is already worth well over $30 Million dollars.
This makes him the 10th richest governor in Nigeria.
9. Abdullahi Ganduje – Net Worth: $45 Million Dollars
- State: Kano State
The executive governor of Kano state ‘Abdullahi Ganduje’ is the ninth richest governor in Nigeria today.
Over the years in the political scene, he has amassed a lot of cash for himself.
He is even viewed as one of the corrupt politicians in Nigeria, following his corruption controversies and allegations of looting funds.
He is a strong member of the APC (All Progressive Congress).
According to sources, Ganduje is estimated to be worth well over $50 Million dollars.
8. Aminu Tambuwal – Net Worth: $60 Million
- State: Sokoto
The eighth richest governor in Nigeria is Aminu Tambuwal.
He is the governor of Sokoto.
Before his election as governor of Sokoto state, Tambuwal was the former speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives.
He has been in the political scene for a long time now.
Today, he is ranked as one of the most respected northern politicians in the country.
He decamped from PDP to APC, and then later returned to PDP.
It was in PDP that he won his second term elections as Governor of Sokoto State.
With a net worth estimated to be about $60 Million dollars, Aminu Tambuwal is said to be one of the richest governors in the country today.
7. Seyi Makinde – Net Worth: $126 Million Dollars
- State: Oyo State
Seyi Makinde of Oyo state is the 7th richest governor in Nigeria today.
Aside from being the governor of Oyo state, Makinde is also a Business tycoon.
Today, he is ranked as one of the richest politicians in the country.
As stipulated by law, Seyi Makinde declared his assets recently.
His assets were said to be worth about N48 Billion Naira.
This is well over $120 Million dollars when converted to American dollars (USD).
With this latest discovery, Seyi Makinde sits firmly as the number seven richest governor in Nigeria with a net worth of $126 Million dollars.
6. Godwin Obaseki – Net Worth: $230 Million Dollars
- State: Edo State
Godwin Obaseki is not just the governor of a state, but the governor of one of the richest states in Nigeria.
He is the current governor of Edo State, Nigeria.
Today, Obaseki is also ranked as one of the most educated governors in Nigeria.
After bagging his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Ibadan, he then proceeded to the University of Columbia and Pace University, New York.
He currently holds an American master’s degree in International Business and Finance.
Godwin Obaseki is a core APC member, and he has almost succeeded in turning Edo State into a full-time APC state.
With a net worth of $230 Million dollars, Obaseki is ranked as the sixth richest governor in Nigeria today.
5. Willie Obiano – Net Worth: $300 Million
- State: Anambra State
In 5th place, in the list of richest governors in Nigeria, we have Willie Obiano of Anambra State.
Willie Obiano is one of the few governors that were already rich before they assumed office.
Before his election as the governor of Anambra State, Willie was already a multi-million-dollar businessman.
He was also a well-known banker who established a strong and positive personality for himself in the banking sector prior to being elected as governor.
He is currently estimated to worth a whopping $300 Million dollars.
This makes him the fifth richest governor in Nigeria.
4. Dapo Abiodun – Net Worth: $340 Million dollars
- State: Ogun State
One cannot talk about the richest governors in Nigeria without mentioning Dapo Adiodun.
Today, Dapo sits firmly as the fourth richest governor in Nigeria.
Aside from being the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun is also the Chief Executive Officer of Heydon Petroleum.
This is one of the top oil companies in Nigeria.
With a Net worth estimated to be over $340 Million, Dapo Abiodun is ranked as the fourth richest governor in Nigeria today.
3. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai – Net Worth: $460 Million Dollars
- State: Kaduna State
Today in Nigeria, the third richest governor is Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai.
He was born in December 1960 in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
He has been in politics for numerous years even before he was elected as governor of Kaduna state.
El-Rufai was one of the politicians who often criticized ex-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan during his time in office.
Before he became governor, he even served as the Minister of the FCT.
Due to his Harvard University and London qualifications, he is considered to be one of the most educated governors in Nigeria today.
Currently, El-Rufai is estimated to worth a whopping $460 Million dollars.
This makes him the third richest governor in the country.
2. Ezenwo Nyeson Wike – Net Worth: $550 Million Dollars
- State: Rivers State
The second richest governor in Nigeria is Nyeson Wike of Rivers state.
As we all know, Rivers state is one of the major oil-producing states in Nigeria.
Today, Rivers state is ranked as the second richest state in Nigeria.
As the governor of such a rich state, it is only natural that Nyeson Wike has amassed a lot of wealth for himself in office.
Nyeson Wike is one of the PDP governors in the country.
Even before he became a governor, Nyeson had served as a Minister of Education during the government of former Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Today, he is estimated to worth a whopping $550 Million dollars.
This earns him a firm position as the second richest governor in Nigeria.
1. Sani Bello – Net Worth: $1 Billion Dollars
- State: Niger State
In first place on this list of richest governors in Nigeria, we have no other person than Governor Sani Bello of Niger State.
Sani was born on the 17th of December 1967 and he was actually born into a very wealthy family.
Sani Bello was already stinkingly rich even before he became the Governor of Niger State.
His family is the only family whose net worth has been listed by Forbes to be one of the richest families in Africa.
Judging from his past riches, we can safely say that Sani Bello’s wealth is genuine.
With a net worth said to be about $1 Billion dollars, he is surely the richest governor in Nigeria today.
Overview of the top 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria
- 10. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State ($30 Million Dollars+)
- 9.Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State ($45 Million +)
- 8. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto ($60 Million)
- 7. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State ($126 Million Dollars)
- 6. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State ($230 Million)
- 5. Willie Obiano of Anambra State ($300 Million)
- 4. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State ($340 Million dollars)
- 3. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State ($460 Million)
- 2. Ezenwo Nyeson Wike of Rivers State ($550 Million)
- 1.Sani Bello of Niger Delta ($1 Billion Dollars)
Final Thoughts on 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria
From this interesting list, I believe you’ve discovered some of the richest governors in Nigeria today.
Like I have said earlier, this list features only serving governors.
There are numerous past governors who are stinkingly rich, but this list focuses on the serving and active governors.
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