Good day readers In this post, you will find out a genuine compilation of the Top 5 most popular Governors in Nigeria currently.
1. Peter Ayodele Fayose : Peter Ayodele Fayose is the current governor of Ekiti State. He was governor from 29 May 2003 to 16 October 2006. He is nicknamed by many Nigerians as the; “People’s Governor”.
He is obviously the most popular governor in due to his controversies and his relationship with the Federal government since President Muhammad Buhari’s Swearing in as Nigeria’s President.
He publicly announced Buhari dead when he was abroad and also was the first Nigerian to declare his ambition to run for the 2019 Presidential Election.
2, Rochas Okorocha : He won the 6 May 2011 gubernatorial election in Imo State and was reelected for his second term on April 11, 2015.
He is the founder of Rochas Foundation, a charity comprising a number of special schools that are spread all over Nigeria that gives scholarship to the less privileged children in the Nigerian society.
Okorocha has also earned popularity due to his “Statue Building” habit with Jacub Zuma, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf among those whom statues were built. Who doesn’t know the self acclaimed “The Most Popular Governor In Nigeria”
3. Akinwumi Ambode: What popularity do you need again when you’re the executive governor of Lagos?
The governor proved of critics wrong at the moment he is still rated at the top of the perfrtoming governors in Nigeria.
Being the governor of Lagos state makes you famous nationwide even though he’s not been a governor for long it is obvious he well known by many Nigerians, and when it comes to popularity the Lagosians are starting to show support for the governor.
Considering the fact that the other ranked governors on this list are merited on controversies, Ambode is the only one who is free of controversies here which shows he’s up there amongst Africa’s Finest
4.Nyelsom Wike : The most famous governor in the whole of South South, Wike’s popularity could be based on his incessant quarrel with his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi while he is also famous for his projects in Rivers since becoming the state Governor.
The governor has showcased varieties of developmental projects such as housing, health care, security of life and property, operation zero pot holes, employment, empowerment, completion of projects that were abandoned by previous governments.”
Other achievements include prompt payments of civil servant salaries and pensions, clearing of school fees of Rivers State indigene studying abroad that were abandoned by his predecessor in office.
There’s no denial that he is in the top 5 of the most famous governor in Nigeria
5. Mallam Nasir El-Rufai: The incumbent Governor of Kaduna State and former Director General of The Bureau of Public Enterprises, the head privatisation agency in Nigeria and also the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja from 16 July 2003 to 29 May 2007.
When it comes to fame the governor is quite known by many across the country for the public offices he’s held in the past while he’s also gone viral in recent times for the Teachers Sacking Saga as well as his Fight with Sen Shehu.