Past Governors

1. Sir Frederick Lugard, G.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.

(Later Lord Lugard, of Abinger, P.C.) 1858-1945;

High Commissioner of Northern Nigeria, 1900-1906;

Governor of Northern and Southern Nigeria, 1912-1914;

2. PERCY GIROUARD

Col. Sir Percy Girouard, K.C.M.G., D.S.O. 1867-1932

High Commissioner, then Governor of Northern Nigeria, 1907-1909.

3. Hesketh Bell

Sir Hesketh Bell, K.C.M.G., 1865-1952

Governor of Northern Nigeria, 1909-1912.

4. Charles Temple

Charles Lindsay Temple, C.M.G., 1871-1929

Lieutenant Governor of Northern Provinces, 1914-17.

5. Herbert Symonds Goldsmith

Herbert Symonds Goldsmith, C.M.G., 1873-1945;

Lieutenant Governor of Northern Provinces, 1917-1921.

6. William Gowers

Sir William Gowers, K.C.M.G., 1875- 1954

Lieutenant Governor of Northern Provinces, 1921-1925.

7.  Herbert Richmond Palmer

Sir Richmond Palmer, K.C.M.G., C.B.E., 1877-1958;

Lieutenant Governor of Northern Provinces, 1925-1930.

8. Cyril Wilson Alexander

Cyril Wilson Alexander, C.M.G., 1879-1947;

Lieutenant Governor of Northern Provinces, 1930-1932.

9. George Sinclair Browne

George Sinclair Browne, C.M.G., 1880-1946;

Chief Commissioner Northern Nigeria, 1933-1936.

10. Theodore Samuel Adams

Sir Theodore Adams, C.M.G., 1885-1961

Chief Commissioner Northern Nigeria, 1937-1943.

11. Sir John Patterson

Sir John Patterson, K.B.E., C.M.G., 1892-1976;

Chief Commissioner Northern Nigeria, 1943-1947.

12. Sir Eric Westbury Thompstone

Sir Eric Thompstone, K.B.E., C.M.G., M.C., 1897-1972

Chief Commissioner Northern Nigeria, 1947-1951.

Lieutenant Governor of Northern Nigeria, 1951-1952.

13.  Bryan Sharwood-Smith

Sir Bryan Sharwood-Smith, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., K.B.E., E.D 1899-1983

Lieutenant Governor and later Governor of Northern Nigeria, 1952-1957.

14.  Sir Gawain Bell

Sir Gawain Bell, K.C.M.G., C.B.E., 1909-1995

Governor of Northern Region, 1957-1962.

15.  KASHIM IBRAHIM

Sir Kashim Ibrahim, K.C.M.G., C.B.E., 1910-1995;

Governor of Northern Region, 1962-1966;

16.  Hassan Usman Katsina

Colonel Hassan Usman Katsina, 1933-1995

Military Governor of the North, 1966-1967.   

17.  Abba Kyari

May 1967 - Jul 1975

Governor North Central

18.  Usman Jibrin

Governor North Central

1975 - 1977

19.  MUKHTAR MUHAMMED

Wing Commander, MUKHTAR MUHAMMED

Governor of Kaduna State

(1976? – 1978)

20.  Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa

Group Captain IBRAHIM MAHMUD ALFA

Military Administrator of Kaduna State

(1978 – 1979)

21.  Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa

Governor Kaduna State

October 1979 – June 1981

22.  Abba Musa Rimi

Governor Kaduna State

July 1981 – October 1983

23.  Lawal Kaita

Governor Kaduna State

October 1983 – December 1983

24.  Usman Muazu

Air Vice Marshall? USMAN MU’AZU
Military governor of Kaduna State
(1984 – 1985)

 

25.  Abubakar Dangiwa Umar

Major ABUBAKAR DANGIWA UMAR

Military Governor of Kaduna State

(1985 – 1988)

26. ABDULLAHI SARKI MUKHTAR

Governor of Kaduna State

(1988 – 1990)

Early Life

27.  ABUBAKAR TANKO AYUBA

Governor of Kaduna State

(1990 – 1992)

28.  MOHAMMED DABO LERE

January 1992 – November 1993

29.  LAWAL JAFARU ISA

Military Administrator of Kaduna State

(1993 – 1996)

30.  Hamid Ibrahim Ali

Military Administrator of Kaduna State

August 1996 – August 1998)

31.  UMAR FAROUK AHMED

Military Administrator of Kaduna State

August 1998 – May 1999

32.  Mohammed Ahmed Makarfi

Governor Kaduna State

May 1999 – May 2007

33.  MUHAMMAD NAMADI SAMBO

Governor Kaduna State

(2007 – 2010)

34.  Patrick Yakowa

Governor Kaduna State

May 2010 – Dec 2012

35.  MUKHTAR RAMALAN YERO

Governor Kaduna State

(2012 – 2015)

36.  NASIR AHMAD EL-RUFAI

Governor Kaduna State

(2015 to date)

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