5. Governor Willie Obiano – Estimated Net Worth of $300 Million
Governor Obiano, who is the governor of Anambra State, is one of the richest governors in Nigeria with an estimated $300 million net worth. He was born on the 8th of December, 1955 and is an accomplished banker. He rose to stardom with the banking sector when he worked for one of Nigeria’s premier banks, First Bank of Nigeria in the early stages of his career. Governor Obiano came into office as a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
4. Governor Dapo Abiodun – Estimated Net-Worth of $314 Million
The fourth on the list is the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun. Ogun state is the largest state in south-western Nigeria in terms in of landmass. with a net worth of $314 million, which he made via his heavy investment into the oil and gas sector. Before going into politics, he was the CEO of Heydon Petroleum, a top oil and gas firm in the country. Governor Dapo is also one of the most educated Nigerian Governors as he holds a degree in Accounting from Georgia State University.
3. Governor Nasir El-Rufai – Estimated Net Worth of $400 Million.
Next on our list is the governor of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai. He has an estimated net worth of about $400 million, which makes him one of the richest governors in Nigeria. Born on the 16th of March 1960, and he has occupied multiple public offices, which contributed greatly to his chances of him becoming governor. A former Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, and he also held the position of the minister Federal Capital Territory Abuja (FCT) under the former President Goodluck Jonathan. Governor El-Rufai is also one of the most educated governors in Nigeria. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria with a first-class degree in Quantity Surveying. He also has an LL.B. (Hons) degree from London, as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
2. Governor Nyeson Wike – Estimated Net Worth of $550 Million
Governor Ezenwo Nyeson Wike, the present governor of Rivers State, makes our list as the 2nd richest governor in Nigeria in 2020. Wike is a wealthy Nigerian and Governor and well-respected one that has transformed Rivers state into an economic hub, which is not an easy task, considering the various distractions from the opposition party in his state. He’s a staunch member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and was once a minister of education under the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure. He’s a lawyer by training and profession. His net worth is over $550 million, and a lot of Nigerians rate him as one of the best performing governors in Nigeria in 2020 and also sitting pretty as the second richest governors in Nigeria.
1. Governor Sani Bello – The Richest Governor in Nigeria with an Estimated
$1 Billion Net Worth [ Forbes ]
His estimated net worth is $1 Billion. In fact, he is the only governor who had his name appear on the Forbes list as one of the richest men in Nigeria in 2020. Governor Sani Bello was already wealthy before coming into any office, so some may argue that the bulk of his wealth did not come from draining the Nation’s coffers. His family’s wealth, of which he is the firstborn, has caught the attention of Forbes in the past, making the list of the richest families in Africa. All this work together to make him number on the list of the richest governors in Nigeria