In a federation like Nigeria, the development and growth of the country does not only depend on the leadership of the president who is at the center. Undoubtedly, governors, who are the recognized leaders of all states in Nigeria, can also contribute a lot to the growth of the country. In my view, the governance of the various states in a true federation is even more important than that of the central government.
In Nigeria currently, we have 36 states in the country (federal capital territory inclusive). These states are led by some people who is known as governors, each having deputies to work in their absence.
Following the provisions of the constitution of Nigeria, governors are to be elected into office and they are expected to rule for just 4 years. Over the years, all the different states in Nigeria have been ruled by different people.
Since Nigeria got her independence in 1960 and started practicing federalism, the achievements and accomplishments of some of all the governors in Nigeria has been documented in different journals, books and even magazines. Based on that, I will be making a list of the best governors in Nigeria today.
Yes! If you have been searching the internet to know the best governors in Nigeria this 2020, this is the best and most reliable information you can find online. I enjoin to read painstakingly as I discuss the most powerful governors Nigeria has now!
Best governors in Nigeria
Below are the best and most performing governors in Nigeria this 2020:
- Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (Delta State Governor)
- Ezenwo Nyesom Wike (Rivers State Governor)
- Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna state Governor)
- Babagana Umara Zulum (Borno State state Governor)
- Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto State Governor)
- Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom State Governor)
- Chief Willie Obiano (Anambra State Governor)
Yeah! There you have a list of the best governors in Nigeria according to bscholarly. Well, if you really want to know my reasons for picking up these ones as the best in Nigeria currently, make sure you continue to read this article. Trust me; you will not regret reading this work.
1. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (Delta State Governor)
Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is undoubtedly the best and most powerful governor in Nigeria. This man is one of the politicians that is respected and commended by his fellows. I mean, other governors in Nigeria even make good comments for his kind of leadership.
In my opinion, if Nigeria should have someone like Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa in all the thirty six states in the federation, the problems of the country wouldn’t have been as numerous as it is.
As a citizen of Nigeria, if you have really analyzed the leadership of this great man, then you will see that “it speaks for itself”. In other words, you won’t need anyone to tell you that Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is the best.
In fact, one of the prestigious newspapers in Nigeria, The Guardian, has said that Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is an example of an accountable and responsible governor. You check that here.
Accordingly to Wikipedia, Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa was born on the 8th of July, 1959 at Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State. He graduated in 1981 after studying medicine and surgery at the prestigious University of Ibadan (UI). Undoubtedly, Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State, is the best governor in Nigeria currently.
2. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike (Rivers State Governor)
Just after Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is Ezenwo Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. He is another good governor in Nigeria. Okowa is a man that is loved by majority of the people in Rivers state even till today. Funnily enough, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is not just a governor, he is a lawyer as well. I mean, he studied law at Rivers State University of Science and was called to the Nigerian Bar.
In my view, Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is one of the governors that contributed greatly to the development of education in Nigeria. Wikipedia records that Governor Wike gave free public primary and secondary education in 2019. Aside from that, this man kicked-off the construction of three (3) major flyovers simultaneously at Port Harcourt.
Well, i don’t really have time to tell you more about Wike. You can do some research about him if you care. Trust me; Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is one of the best governs Rivers State has ever had.
3. Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna state Governor)
Nasir el-Rufai is currently one of the best governors in Nigeria and also one of the most transparent and responsible governors Kaduna state has ever had. He is an experienced and well respected politician. In fact, many Nigerians profess that he is good, especially citizens from Kaduna state.
It will also surprise you to know that Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has served as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2003 to 2007; and the director of the Bureau of Public Enterprises. In fact, he is one of the founding member of APC. Currently, he is respected by other leaders in APC too.
When Nasir el-Rufai was tested positive to the Corona Virus in 2020, he publicly announced it to the nation as a good leader, and followed the instructions by the government to isolate himself so as to prevent the virus from spreading. No doubt, he is equally on of the best governors in Nigeria this 2020.
4. Babagana Umara Zulum (Governor of Borno State)
Babagana Umara Zulum is another governor I love so much. He is a well known professor and a politician. In case you don’t know, Babagana Umara Zulum was recently elected as the governor of Borno state, but for the short time he has spent in office, he efforts to foster growth and development in Borno state and the whole of Nigeria at large are apparent.
Wikipedia postulates that governor Babagana Umara Zulum was born on the 26th of August, 1969 at Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State. He Mafa Primary School and graduated in 1980. Babagana Umara Zulum later studied Agriculture Engineering at the prestigious University of Maiduguri.
Even before he was made governor of Borno state, Babagana Umara Zulum has worked in the Nigeria civil service. He has also played major role through the All Progressive Congress (APC) in ensuring that there is peace and security in Borno state.
5. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Governor of Sokoto State)
Next on my list of the best Governors in Nigeria this 2020 is Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State. Waziri Tambuwal is a politician and a well known lawyer in Nigeria too.
He graduated from Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto in 1991 and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos to complete his legal studies. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal was later called to the Nigerian bar 1992.
In leadership, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has been doing well. In fact, i think he is one of the best governors Sokoto state has every had since the state was created. His impact in Sokoto state are not arguable. That is apparently why he won Sokoto State election when he ran for the election the second time.
Waziri Tambuwal currently a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Public Relations Officers. He is undoubtedly one of the best governors in Nigeria too.
6. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom State Governor)
If you want to mention governors in Nigeria that talk and do exactly what they say, Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel is one of them. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel is one of leaders that actually had a plan for his people before taking up the power to lead. This is exactly why the people of Akwa Ibom state re-elected him in 2019 to serve them.
When he came into power in 2015, goevernor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel had the following to accomplish:
- Economic and Political Inclusion
- Wealth Creation
- Infrastructural Consolidation and Expansion
- Poverty Alleviation
- Job Creation
He publicly asserted this with the promise that he will accomplish them. As at 2020, I will personally say he has done a lot already. It was during his leadership that the First Shoprite at Ibom was created.
Accordingly, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel built an Automobile Assembly Plant at Itu and also Constructed some of the major Federal roads in the state.
Believe it or not, Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel is one of the best governors in Nigeria. You can do more research about this man to corroborate my point.
7. Chief Willie Obiano (Anambra State Governor)
Next on my list of the best governors in Nigeria is the current governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano. Willie Obiano is a powerful politician and a professional banker in Nigeria.
According to my research, Governor Willie Obiano started his banking career at the First Bank of Nigeria before he left to join the services of Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc as an accountant and rose to the position of Chief Internal Auditor.
Eventually, he left Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc to join politics, knowing fully well that he would be a good leader. He became the fourth Democratic Governor of Anambra State.
Governor Willie Obiano has really achieved a lot as the governor of Anambra state. This is apparently true as almost all the people of Anambra state are in support of this leadership. This does not, however, dispute the fact the he has also made mistakes as governor at some points. He is indeed, one of the best governors in Nigeria.
Note: By mentioning these governors as the best in Nigeria, it doesn’t mean that their leadership is without any fault. However, when compared with other leaders in Nigeria, these are apparently the best governors currently.
Yeah! This is where I am going to stop in this work. I know many of you already have doubts, questions and comments to make on this post. Oh yeah! Everyone has the right to be heard in Nigeria, so I am not going to stop you. Kindly use the comment box below to send any thing containing this topic.
I will be glad to hear form you. Note that the list of best governs above was not fabricated from thin air, i actually compiled that list after a thorough research on the achievements and accomplishments and even character of the Governors in Nigeria.