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 people in the society.
We should 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 massively rich, but the fact remains that some are richer than the others.
For this reasons, we have done a thorough research and will be presenting to you the top 10 richest governors in Nigeria in 2022 and their net worth.
1. ABUBAKAR SANI BELLO
The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello is said to be the current richest Governor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He assumed office back then in May 2015, under the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Abubakar Sani Bello, who was born on the 17th December 1967, was already rich even before becoming the Governor of Niger 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.
Nyesom Wike is the current Governor of Rivers State. He is the second richest Governor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $550 million. Born on the 13th 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 he is one of the Party’s major stakeholders.
3. NASIR AHMED EL-RUFAI
Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai is the current Governor of Kaduna State. He is the third richest Governor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $400 million. He was born on 16th December 1960 and is one of the most educated governors in the country.
Before becoming the Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai has already accumulated a lot of wealth. He was the former the Minister of the FCT under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Dapo Abiodun is the current Governor of Ogun State. He is the fourth richest Governor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $314 million. Before he became a Governor in Nigeria, he has been doing fine in his chain of businesses.
He has a huge investment in the oil and gas sector. Currently, the Governor cruise in a Toyota Prado Land Cruiser, which has been his official car for some time now as Governor of Ogun State.
5. WILLIE OBIANO
Willie Obiano was the former Governor of Anambra state who just concluded his tenure and handed over power to Soludo few months ago. He is the fifth richest Governor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $300 million.
He was born on 8th December 1955. Before becoming a full-time politician, he used to be a banker and has reportedly worked with First Bank of Nigeria as a top administrator. Willie Obiano is a member of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), and his official car is said to be an armoured Toyota Land Cruiser SUV. Recently he was arrested by the EFCC but later released.
6. GODWIN OBASEKI
Godwin Obaseki is the governor of Edo State. He is sixth richest Governor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $225 million. He obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the University of Ibadan in Oyo State.
Godwin Obaseki also studied at the University of Columbia as well as Pace University, both in the United States of America.
The Governor has investments in different crucial sectors of the economy. He used to be a member of the APC before changing the boat, joining PDP to obtain a ticket for his second-term ambition. The executive governor of Edo State is said to cruise with a Lexus LX 570s as his official car.
Seyi Makinde is the current governor of Oyo state. He is the seventh richest Governor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $126 million. Even before he started his race upon his election as Governor of Oyo State, it was discovered that Seyi Makinde is already very rich.
He declared his asset to the public, and he was seen to be worth millions of dollars. Seyi Makinde who was born on 25th December 1967, is an active member of PDP. He is an Engineer, who studied electrical engineering at the University of Lagos before traveling abroad for further studies.
8. AMINU WAZIRI TAMBUWAL
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is the Governor of Sokoto state. He is the eighth richest Governor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $77 million.
He was born on 10th December 1966. Aminu Waziri 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.
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal 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. YAHAYA BELLO
Yahaya Bello is the current governor of Kogi State. He is the ninth richest Governor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $56 million.
Yahaya Bello has been described as the youngest Governor in Nigeria, although many young people usually complain of his conduct.
Yahaya Bello obtained a degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University before proceeding for his Master’s degree. He is a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and is said to be worth around $56 million.
Bala Mohammed is the Executive Governor of Bauchi State. He is the tenth richest Governor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $50 million making him one of the richest Governors in Nigeria.
Bala Mohammed who has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in English at the University of Maiduguri, had been doing well for himself before becoming a Governor. He had served as the Minister of FCT, and he is an active member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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