Top 5 Most Influential Nigerians

Early this year, notable individuals, who through the position they hold or by their actions have had an influence on the country in different ways were picked out as the most influential in the country this past year. Some of them are known for the strong political, social or economic influences they’ve had in the country. It is believed that they all had some significant influence on how Nigeria shaped out in the preceding year and many of them are still influencing how it is shaping out in 2018. Here is a roundup of the 5 most influential personalities in Nigeria so far:
  1. Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s current President and retired major general in the Nigerian Army, who previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état.
  2. Atiku Abubakar, Nigerian politician, businessman, and philanthropist, who served as the second elected Vice President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.
  3. Olusegun Obasanjo, who was once a former military head of state in Nigeria and second democratically elected president of the federal republic of Nigeria. This makes him the longest-serving president in Nigeria’s history.
  4. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State (1999-2007) is one of the most successful politicians in the country and remains the most influential politician in the South West.
  5. Aliko Dangote, who is Africa’s biggest entrepreneur and richest man with a net worth currently estimated at US$14.2 billion.

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