Richest Governors in Nigeria 2022: Top 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria and Their Net Worth

Richest Governors in Nigeria 2022: Top 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria and Their Net Worth


In some countries, it is possible to see a top politician who still belongs to society’s middle-class, due to the manner the system had been structured. But here in Nigeria, a top politician, particularly a Governor, is usually already part of the wealthiest in the society.

Of course, it is note that some of these guys are already doing fine in their careers or businesses before emerging as Governor. Nevertheless, in present-day Nigeria, one of the sure ways of growing your wealth is to find your way into a top political office.

So, we are not making a mistake if we say all the Governors in Nigeria are stingingly rich. Nevertheless, due to several reasons, we will identify the fact that some are richer than others.

We brings you the Top 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria, Overtime a lot of questions have been coming in about:

Who is the richest governor in Nigeria?

Which state has the richest governor in Nigeria?

Is Rivers State Governor the richest governor in Nigeria?

Have you ever ask any of the above questions?

If yes, You where right because it’s normal for everyone to know the position of their preferred State governor in the wealth list and how they manage to secure the huge amount of money under their possession.

Almost in all part of the world, the citizens believe that most politicians are corrupt, and any wealth under their position is a slice of the national cake unlawfully corner for themselves.

The question remains, who rich are the richest governors in Niger?

It’s rare to see any man that has any form of power, especially political, that isn’t backed by economic power.

It is important to note that not all the governors or not all politicians in Nigeria made their fortune from politics. Some of them were extremely wealthy from other pursuits before entering into politics, while others where born into a wealthy family.


Below are the list of the Top 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria and their Net Worth

Below are the lists of the top wealthiest governors in Nigeria whose net worth run into millions of dollars.

 

Below are the list of the Top 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria and their Net Worth

1. GOVERNOR BALA MOHAMMED – $5.6 MILLION NET WORTH

The least on our list is Governor Bala Mohammed, who is currently the Governor of Bauchi State, as well as the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

GOVERNOR BALA MOHAMMED – $5.6 MILLION NET WORTH

Governor Bala Mohammed is currently one of the richest and most influential governors in Nigeria with an Estimated Net worth of $5.6 Million dollars. He graduated with a degree in English at the University of Maiduguri and is a member of the People’s Democratic Party.

 

2. GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO – $5.7 MILLION DOLLARS NET WORTH

Governor Sani Bello is the Richest Governor in Nigeria with an Estimated net worth of $1 Billion Dollars according to Forbes magazine. Sitting at the absolute top of the list of wealthy governors in Nigeria is Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, the current governor of Niger state.

GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO – $5.7 MILLION DOLLARS NET WORTH


Governor Sani Bello is currently the Richest Governor in Nigeria, with an Estimated net worth of $1 Billion Dollars. His estimated net worth is $1 Billion. In fact, he is the only governor who had his name appear on the Forbes list as one of the richest men in Nigeria in 2020. Governor Sani Bello was already wealthy before coming into any office, so we can conclude that the bulk of his wealth did not come from looting the public treasury. He was born into a wealthy family, of which he is the firstborn, has caught the attention of Forbes in the past, making the list of the richest families in Africa. He has chain of businesses ranging from oil and gas to energy. All this work together to make him number on our list of the richest governors in Nigeria 2021

  

3. GOVERNOR EZENWO NYESOM WIKE – $550 MILLION NET WORTH  

Ezenwo Wike, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, is another rich Governor in the country, with an estimated net worth that is said to be around $550 million. 

GOVERNOR EZENWO NYESOM WIKE – $550 MILLION NET WORTH


Born on the 13th of December 1963, he served as Minister of Education during the administration of former President, Goodluck Jonathan. He has been a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for a long time now and is one of the Party’s major stakeholders.

 

4. GOVERNOR NASIR AHMED EL-RUFAI – $400 MILLION NET WORTH
GOVERNOR NASIR AHMED EL-RUFAI – $400 MILLION NET WORTH

Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai is the current Governor of Kaduna State and is also a very rich man. He was born on the 16th of December 1960 and is one of the most educated governors in the country. Before becoming the Governor of Kaduna, Nasir has already accumulated a lot of wealth, as he has been a minister under the administration of President Jonathan – the Minister of the FCT. 

 

5. GOVERNOR GODWIN ENORGHEGHASE OBASEKI – $225 MILLION NET WORTH

Governor Godwin Enorgheghase Obaseki is the current governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki took over the position of governor from his predecessor Comrade Adams Oshiomole in 12th November 2016. He is not only of the the richest governors in Nigeria, but also one of the most educated Governors in Nigeria as of this post, he had both his primary and secondary education in Benin City.

GOVERNOR GODWIN ENORGHEGHASE OBASEKI – $225 MILLION NET WORTH

He attended the University of Ibadan where he bagged a degree in Classics, before he proceeded to the University of Columbia and Pace University in New York, where he obtained a master’s degree in International Business and Finance. So far, he has worked extensively in the banking, investment and asset management sector. Governor Godwin Enorgheghase Obaseki is currently 6th on our list, with an estimated net worth of $225 million dollar.

 

6. GOVERNOR WILLIE OBIANO – NET WORTH OF $300 MILLION

Governor Obiano, who is currently the governor of Anambra State, is one of the richest governors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $300 Million Dollars. He was born and bred in Nigeria, South Eastern State to be precise.

GOVERNOR WILLIE OBIANO – NET WORTH OF $300 MILLION

He was born on the 8th of December, 1955 and is an accomplished banker. He rose to fame with the banking sector when he worked for First Bank of Nigeria in the early stages of his career. Governor Obiano came into as a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). He is currently one of the richest and most influential governors with an estimated net worth of $300 million dollars.

 

7. GOVERNOR DAPO ABIODUN – $314 MILLION NET-WORTH

He is the amiable governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun. Ogun state is the largest state in south-western Nigeria in terms in of landmass. With a net worth stalk at $314 million, which he made via his heavy investment into the oil and gas sector, He is currently one of the richest governors in Nigeria.

GOVERNOR DAPO ABIODUN – $314 MILLION NET-WORTH

Before going into politics, he was the CEO of Heydon Petroleum, a top oil and gas firm in the country. Just like his counterpart Godwin Enorgheghase Obaseki, Governor Dapo is also one of the most educated Nigerian Governors as he holds a degree in Accounting from Georgia State University.

 

8. GOVERNOR AMINU WAZIRI TAMBUWAL – $27 MILLION  NET WORTH

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal was born on the 10th of December 1966. He is currently the governor of Sokoto State and is one of the richest in Nigeria. 

Tambuwal, who is a member of the PDP, served as the speaker of the Federal House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015,  before becoming the Governor of Sokoto State.

GOVERNOR AMINU WAZIRI TAMBUWAL – $27 MILLION  NET WORTH

Aminu, who studied law at Usman Dan Fodio University, reportedly uses a Toyota Prado SUV as his official car as the executive Governor of Sokoto State. 

 

9. GOVERNOR ABUBAKAR SANI BELLO –$1BILLION NET WORTH

The Governor of Niger State is said to be the current richest Governor in Nigeria. He assumed office back then in May 2015, under the All Progressive Congress (APC). 

GOVERNOR ABUBAKAR SANI BELLO –$1BILLION NET WORTH

Bello, who was born on the 17th of December 1967, was already rich even before becoming the Governor of the State. His father, Colonel Sani Bello, used to be a military Governor in the country, as well as a billionaire. So, he was born with a silver spoon.

 
10. GOVERNOR SEYI MAKINDE – $126 MILLION NET WORTH

Seyi Makinde is the current governor of Oyo State and a member of the PDP.  After publicly declaring his assets, he was found to be worth over $100 million or N48 billion.

GOVERNOR SEYI MAKINDE – $126 MILLION NET WORTH

He made the bulk of his wealth via his oil servicing firm. Governor Seyi Makinde is currently the 7th wealthiest governors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $126 million dollars.

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