Full list of governors, deputies under EFCC’s investigation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has compiled list of Governors and Deputies that are currently under investigation soon after losing their immunity. initiating expansive investigations into governors and their deputies who are soon to lose their immunities.

A source close to Premium Times reveals the EFCC’s scrutiny extends to at least 28 governors and their deputies.

Eighteen of the governors, along with their deputies, who are slated for EFCC’s scrutiny are set to step down when they complete their second terms in office on May 29.


Another governor will also exit office after serving a term on the same date, while ten others are slated to serve a second term following recent elections.

A comprehensive investigation is being undertaken, with the EFCC asking for the assets declaration forms of these officials from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), according to an official communication between the two agencies seen by the platform.

The EFCC’s specific cases against these officials remain unclear.

However, the agency indicated in a letter to the CCB chairperson, Mohammed Isah, that it requires these asset declaration documents to support an ongoing investigation involving the aforementioned officers.

The EFCC’s letter dated April 11, signed on behalf of the EFCC’s chair, Abduralsheed Bawa, includes a list of governors and deputies who assumed office in either 2015 or 2019.

The agency requested asset declaration forms submitted at the beginning and end of the current tenure for these officials.

It is uncertain if the CCB has replied to the EFCC’s letter.

The assets declaration documents are invaluable resources for investigators.

However, serving presidents, vice presidents, governors, and deputy governors in Nigeria are immune from criminal prosecution, limiting the EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies to preliminary investigations.

See the full list of governors and their deputies below:

Abia State
Governor – Okezie Ikpeazu
Deputy – Ude Oko Chukwu
Adamawa State
Governor – Ahmadu Fintiri
Deputy – Crowther Seth
Akwa Ibom State
Governor – Udom Emmanuel
Deputy – Moses Ekpo
Bauchi State
Governor – Bala Mohammed
Deputy – Baba Tela
Benue State
Governor – Samuel Ortom
Deputy – Benson Abounu
Borno State
Governor – Babagana Zulum
Deputy – Umar Kadafur
Cross River
Governor – Benedict Ayade
Deputy – Ivara Esu
Delta State
Governor – Ifeanyi Okowa
Deputy – Kingsley Otuaro
Ebonyi State
Governor – Dave Umahi
Deputy – Eric Igwe
Enugu State
Governor – Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Deputy – Cecilia Ezeilo
Gombe State
Governor – Muhammad Yahaya
Deputy – Manasseh Jatau
Jigawa State
Governor – Muhammad Abubakar
Deputy – Umar Namadi
Kaduna State
Governor – Nasir El-Rufai
Deputy – Hadiza Balarabe
Kano State
Governor – Abdullahi Ganduje
Deputy – Nasir Gawuna
Katsina State
Governor – Aminu Masari
Deputy – Mannir Yakubu
Kebbi State
Governor – Abubakar Bagudu
Deputy – Samaila Dabai
Kwara State
Governor – Abdulrahman AbdulRasaq
Deputy – Kayode Alabi
Lagos State
Governor – Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Deputy – Femi Hamzat
Nasarawa State
Governor – Abdullahi Sule
Deputy – Emmanuel Akabe
Niger State
Governor – Abubakar Bello
Deputy – Ahmed Ketso
Ogun State
Governor – Dapo Abiodun
Deputy – Noimot Salako-Oyedele
Oyo State
Governor – Oluwaseyi Makinde
Deputy – Adebayo Lawal
Plateau State
Governor – Simon Lalong
Deputy – Sonni Tyoden
Rivers State
Governor – Nyesom Wike
Deputy – Ipalibo Banigo
Sokoto State
Governor – Aminu Tambuwal
Deputy – Manni Dan-Iya
Taraba State
Governor – Darius Ishaku
Deputy – Haruna Manu
Yobe State
Governor – Mai-Mala Buni
Deputy – Idi Gubana
Zamfara State
Governor – Bello Matawalle


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