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Who is the best performing governor in Nigeria this 2019?

As the year 2018 draws to an end, it would only be right that we access the governors of the various states in Nigeria.


Nigeria has 36 states with 35 governors and a minister of the Federal Capital Territory. Most of the governors were re-elected during the last general election held this 2019.

Which among the current governors do you think should be given the award for the best governor in Nigeria this 2019?

Who do you also think performed well in terms of infrastructural, educational, social, economic, agricultural, security development?

Who among the list will you rate worst in terms of governance in Nigeria? That is the governor that least performed in Nigeria

Below are the names of the current governors of all the 36 states in Nigeria. Please use the comment section to select your best and least performing governor in Nigeria 2019.


State Governors in Nigeria

  1. Abia State, Dr Victor Ikpeazu,  PDP.
  2. Adamawa State, Jibrilla Jindow, APC.
  3. Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom, PDP.
  4. Anambra State, Willie Obiano, APGA.
  5. Bauchi State, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, APC.
  6. Bayelsa State, Henry Dickson, PDP.
  7. Benue State, Samuel Ortom, APC.
  8. Borno State, Kashim Shettima, APC.
  9. Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, PDP.
  10. Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP.
  11. Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, PDP.
  12. Edo State, Godwin Obaseki APC.
  13. Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, PDP.
  14. Ekiti State, Fayemi, APC
  15. Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, PDP.
  16. Imo State, Owelle Rochas, APC.
  17. Jigawa State, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, APC.
  18. Kaduna State, Nasirel Rufai, APC.
  19. Kano State, Umar Ganduje, APC.
  20. Katsina State, Aminu Masari, APC.
  21. Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, APC.
  22. Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, APC.
  23. Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, APC.
  24. Nasarawa State, Umaru Al-Makura, APC.
  25. Niger State, Abubakar Sanu-Lulu Bello, APC.
  26. Ondo State, Akeredolu Rotimi, APC.
  27. Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, APC.
  28. Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, APC
  29. Oyo State, Abiora Ajimobi, APC.
  30. Plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Lalong, APC.
  31. Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, PDP.
  32. Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, APC.
  33. Taraba State, Mr. Darius Ishaku, PDP.
  34. Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam, APC.
  35. Zamfara State, Abdul Azeez Abubakar, APC.
  36. Abuja F.C.T, Mohammed Bello

Please use the comment section to select your best and least performing governor in Nigeria 2019.Thanks

UPDATE: Below is the current list of the 5 Most Performing Nigerian Governors this 2019 in descending order.

  • Aminu Tambuwal: Sokoto state Governor.
  • Okezie Ikpeazu: Governor of Abia state Governor.
  • Willie Obiano: Anambra state Governor.
  • Nyesom Wike: Governor Rivers state Governor. (best)
  • Akinwunmi Ambode: Lagos state Governor.

Most people are of the opinion that Kogi state governor is the worst perforning governor in the country. Use the comment section to air your views below.

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  1. daniel Davou

    Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, APC as d best serving performing governor, Plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Lalong,
    APC. As the worst serving governor

  2. John

    The best governor is River while the worst is Benue state governor.

  3. BG Shetty

    Lagos State Gov Akinwumi Ambode of APC is the best and Borno State Gov Kashim Shettima APC as the worst serving Governor.

  4. Nkem

    Wike is the best serving goveron in Nigeria now

  5. cleo

    willie obiano of anambra state as the best while Adams oshimole of edo as the worst

  6. Nike

    The Best Governor is Lagos State Governor-Mr Akinwunmi Ambode

  7. Abdulfatai Folorunsho

    To me personally gov. Ambode of Lagos state Is the best performing gov. While fayose is the worsted part of all

  8. Nura Rabiu Chibiki

    The best serving governor is zamfara state governor for paying workers salary in time and putting some infrastructural project across 14 local government in the state

  9. KABIRU Isysku

    The best governor is Lagos state governor

  10. Okwuoma

    The best governor is Willie Obiano APGA,he pays salaries, he is security conscious. The worst is Owelle Rochas APC.

    1. jesse

      owelle is the best governor in nigeria and the richest gov in the country

  11. Okwuoma

    Willie Obiano APGA is the best in terms of security and he also pays workers salaries promptly. The worst is Owelle Rochas APC

  12. A A Umar

    Ambode is the best governor in nigeria

  13. Prince Aminu Sambo

    lagos governor Ambode is the best.

  14. boms

    The best is governor, Nyesom Wike of Rivers

  15. Aminu ahmad

    The best governor is Abdullahi umar ganduje of kano state

  16. A. I. Abdulaziz

    I go for Gov. Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state
    as the the best performing gov.

  17. Umar

    Gov Sani Bello of Niger is the best while Gov Tanko Almakura is the worst

    1. FARUQ O. O.


      1. isah Abdulazeez Ariy

        Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello of Kogi is the best governor

  18. Muyiwa Adewunmi

    Lagos state

  19. mohammed saidu etsu

    Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state I think s d best so far

    1. mairiga

      Hmmmm continue thinking

  20. Nwaji

    Lagos State Governor Is The Best While Ebonyi Governor Is The Worst.

    1. Noble Iyke

      You grade Ebonyi state Governor as the worst? I think you need to take your phone and view the wonderful progress in going on in the state today

    2. collin Daniel

      @nwaji,your sick by saying ebobyi state is worst..the best governor in south east and 7th best in Nigeria 2016-2017.and your here voting him as worst

  21. Ranky

    Ogun State

    1. Soyoye Abdulganiyu

      Thanks for voting my state Gov. I have not seen a man like him actually, delivering much dividends to the people of the state across all wards and local govt for a mingre resources.

  22. Obinwa Stephen

    Gov. Willie Obiano Is The Best Gov. Bcos Of His Performance In Security,education,salary, Infrastructuure And The Worst Is Owelle Rochas

  23. Gozie

    Wike is the best while Ikpeazu is the worst

    1. Simon

      I am not sure you know where Abia State is and, who Dr Ikeazu is.

  24. Kenneth

    Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State

    1. I vote for Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Gburugburu cos he is d best I have ever seen while kogi state gov is d worst gov since the creation of Nigeria

      1. Ben Azusa

        I agree with you my brother.Governor Ugwuanyi of Enugu State is the best. Davi Umahi of Ebonyi State is doing great also. Dankwanbo of Gombe State is also in the top ranked. The worst is Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.Even his country home Omeje is like a Bush,not talking of Lokoja. Those yelling Ambode and Wike,to whom much is given,much is expected.With the high level of resources that Lagos and Rivers have,the governors should be rated on a different platforms. They have not done anything compared to the state’s finacial status.


    The best are AKINWUNMI AMBODE of Lagos, Willie obiano anambra, professor Ben ayade c/river, Dan kwambo gombe, and EL rufai kaduna. While the least are:darius ishaku taraba, m. A. ABUBAKAR bauchi, aregbesola osun, fayose ekiti, Dickson bayelsa, but the worstttt among them indeed is taraba. They are not lucky at all the time

  26. Ayeyemi Taofeek Aswagaawy

    Governor Ambode deserves it…

  27. atboyfidelis

    Gov Ben Ayade of cross river state,z d best governor so far.he has paid workers salary 4 two mnth.he has feed d whole state with bags of rice.he started d super high way road.and has given youth joy n jobs. And lot more

  28. Aliyu

    Elrufa I kaduna state

  29. Saidu Bello Ahmad

    Governor Bindow Umaru jibrilla of Adamawa state is the best. Security,agriculture,education,cnstruction of new roads and so on

  30. Eniola

    Rauf aregbesola joor

  31. Opara michael

    Governor Nyesom Woke is the best Governor While Gov;Riches Okoroacha is the worst governor in Nigeria.

  32. Henzyhandsome

    The best is gov David umahi of Ebonyi state while the worst is Rochas okorocha.

  33. Clement

    The best gov so far is engineer David Umahi of Ebonyi state. (1) paying salary (2) security conscious (3) construction of good roads (4) free education (5) steady of electricity (6) agricultural empowerment (7) caring for the poor ( 8) Youth empowerment (9) providing hospital equipment. etc.

    1. Lawson

      na soooo…….. na Umahi be d best

  34. Abdulkareem Abiodun

    Ambode of Lagos State is the Best Governor, Rufai of Kaduna as b.2nd, and Fayose of Ekiti as b.3rd, some of them are trying but worst Governors are in North Central part of Nigeria.
    check them and quote meeeeeeeeeee”

  35. Idorenyin brownson

    Akwa ibom state governor udom Emmanuel

  36. Beloved

    Ambode of Lagos state is the best governor while Ogbeni Aregbesola is the worst of all

  37. Omar

    Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello Niger state governor is the best serving governor


    Ambode Lagos State is best Governor in nigeria

  39. Ubani sam

    Lagos state is the A1, while f9 goes to okorocha

  40. prince D....

    Almakura tanko is the worst leader that will ever rule nasarawa state very heartless and in the government house suffering our poor parent….

  41. Jimmy

    Give it to akinwunmi ambode of lagos

  42. kabir

    kabir: kogi state governor is not included in the list of serving governors(observation). I give the best governor to mr.Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state,& Elrufai Nasir is trying in Kaduna state.the excluded governor of kogi state (my state)Alh.yahya bello is not paying workers

  43. oreez

    ambode of lagos state.

  44. lordschild

    Akwa Ibom governor Emanuel Udom is the best governor while adamawa state governor is the worst

  45. Frank

    Ebonyi state has the best Governor I. e Engr. Dave Umahi while Osun state Rauf Aregbesola is the worst Governor in Nigeria he doesn’t pay workers at all .

  46. Abdullahi Aliyu Muhammad

    Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State is the best Governor Nigeria ever produced: In terms of infrastructure development, Agriculture, Security, Electricity supply, Massive teachers recruitment in order to eradicate unemployment bothering the youths in the State, doling out scholarships for youths to also achieve their objectives, constructions of new express roads, encouraging entrepreneurs to establish viable diary companies in the State, free medical service to all sokoto state indigene, free fertilizer and chemicals to all low income and middle level farmers across the state, paying salaries on 22 of every month, he double NYSC allowances. Indeed, it is part of education that Gov. Tambuwal’s achievements comes to the fore, he build over 160 schools in the state, he also completed all the inherited projects and produced new once, to mention a few. Gov. Tambuwal is a tireless activist, hardworking administrator, outstanding Governor. TAMBUWAL IS A1

    1. That is good to hear. What of El-Rufai of Kaduna state

  47. Noble Iyke

    All hail Ebonyi state Governor Eng. Dave Umahi for he is the future president that can transform the nation to America. He is God send of Ebonyi state.

    1. Ukpabi cypriel onyebuchi

      U re rit my very good br , we all hav d Sam dream if he would later be called nigerian president ,

  48. Otasalam

    The best is David Umahi of Ebonyi state

  49. kene ugo

    wike should be the best governor

  50. SIMEON

    Gov.Emmanuel Udom is the best Gov of the year

  51. Ahmed Yakubu Guri

    jigawa state governor Alh Badaru Abubakar he is the best governor in Nigeria

  52. collin Daniel

    please, visit ebonyi state. Dave umahi is the best.while kogi is worst in the whole world

  53. Ogunyeye Idowu

    Kwara state governor, abdulfatah ahmed is the best governor in nigeria


    The best Governor so far in Nigeria is Senator Ibikunle Amosun of OGUN STATE..
    He as done a lot when it comes to infrastructural facilities, health care and Educations.

  55. k balogun

    best in my opinion is Ambode probable because I can see what he is doing in Lagos state and the worst, the bad man of all time is Rochas

    1. What of the land use charge



  57. ENNY


  58. mubarak pambegua

    we believe malam Nasiru El-Rufai is the best among other governors

    1. Are you sure of this since his policies are not citizen friendly

  59. Anyigor chigozie rankiss

    The best working governor in nigeria currently is #ebonyi_state governor
    dave umahi
    general hospitals in each local gov
    more than 35 internal and concrete roads
    constant street lights mounted at every streets
    completed rated 5 most beautiful flyovers in the southeast
    youth emperworment
    monthly salary to widows
    constant payment of workers salary
    tight and strict security services and many more

    1. if he is the best as you said, why are people still complaining about the way he rules? But i know that he is far better than Okorocha, imo state governor

  60. Governor Gaidam Of Yobe State Is m Among the best Governors.pls take note

  61. Giri Solomon Clement

    Lagos State governor n the least is Taraba state governor

  62. Giri Solomon Clement

    The best governor of the year 20217/2018 is Ambode of Lagos State while the least governor of the year 2017/2018 is Darius Ishaku of taraba state.

  63. Joseph

    Someone mention Ambidextrous, but I just laugh…. Ambode is most dirty governor in Nigeria. Don’t blame me just go to Lagos, you will understand me better

    1. Lagos was even ranked most dirtiest city in Nigeria

  64. Simon

    Governor Ikpeazu is the best Governor. A silent achiever. Rogers Okorocha is the worst.

  65. Michael

    Gov. Ugwuanyi of Enugu State is the best.

  66. Michael

    Enugu state ranks the most peaceful state in the country and ranks the 100th most peaceful in the world under gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

  67. Chidinma

    To me eng. David Nweze Umahi is the best govenor. Changing the entire state structure within 2years in office. Kudoos to u Akubaroha 2019 is 4 sure . Carry go Ado 1 of Ado kingdom Uburu

  68. jesse

    Imo state is the best state in nigeria owelle

  69. Henry

    Governor ifeanyi ugwuanyi of Enugu state is d best govnor he’s d shining star of enugu state i bet u guyz he will go for second tenur

  70. Nura Hajjiya

    The best governor of nigeria is Mal.Nasiru El Rufa’e of Kaduna State while, the worst is Ramalan Yero former kaduna State governor.

  71. Fati

    Yahaya Bello Of Kogi State Is The Worst Among All The 36 States Governors

  72. Fabian

    The best performing governors “OVERALL” is WIKE (Rivers) and AMBODE (Lagos)
    My best in terms of SECURITY is ORTOM (Benue)

  73. Oprah

    Lagos state governor

  74. Hon.Agbolahan

    Best Governor Goes To Ogun State Ibikunle Amosun While The Worst Is Osun State Aregbesola

  75. Gabriel okonkwo

    The best nd working governor so far is Willie obiano of anambra state, because he pays salaries nd develops his state

  76. Zemejosh

    As for me Udom Emmanuel is the best governor despite all of the allegations from the opposition party APC. While Rauf Aregbesola of osun state. is nothing to write about.

    1. Bishop Asuquo

      Who is udom emmanuel here he done nothing is this state

  77. Tyokaa torkuma

    Samuel ortom is second to gburugburu

  78. Peace onyinyechi

    To me rivers state governor is the best among all the worst is okorocha

  79. ThankGod

    The best governor goes to his excellency Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state. Please give it to him

  80. Austin Texas

    Rivers state governor Nyeson Wike is the best governor, while Yahaya Bellow of kogi, is the worst Governor


    Nyesom Wike is the best performing governor

  82. Isaac Boniface Agomuo

    the best governor so far is governor Nyesom Wike which is rivers state, while the second is U
    dom Emmanuel Akwa Ibom State

  83. BRIGHT


  84. Arc. favour osabohien

    The best Governor in terms of constructions on road and development is(Delta state Governor Dr ifeanyi okowa

    1. I don’t think so, have you seen kano state recently

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