This is a list of administrators and Governors of Borno State, Nigeria. Borno State was formed on 3 February 1976 when North-Eastern State was divided into Bauchi, Borno, and Gongola states.
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular state.
Borno, also known as Borno State, is a state in north-eastern Nigeria. Its capital is Maiduguri. The state was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State. Until 1991 it contained what is now Yobe State. It is the homeland of the Kanuri people in Nigeria.
North-Eastern State is a former administrative division of Nigeria. It was created on 27 May 1967 from parts of the Northern Region. Its capital was the city of Maiduguri. The North-Eastern is also full of agriculture and food.
|Name||Title||Took Office||Left Office||Party||Notes|
|Musa Usman||Governor||28 May 1967||July 1975||(Military)||North-Eastern State|
|Muhammadu Buhari||Governor||July 1975||March 1976||(Military)||North-Eastern State|
|Group Captain Mustapha A. Amin||Governor||March 1976||July 1978||(Military)||First governor of Borno State|
|Tunde Idiagbon||Governor||July 1978||October 1979||(Military)|
|Mohammed Goni||Governor||October 1979||October 1983||GNPP||Nigerian Second Republic|
|Asheik Jarma||Governor||1 October 1983||31 December 1983||NPN||Nigerian Second Republic|
|Abubakar Waziri||Governor||January 1984||August 1985||(Military)|
|Abdulmumini Aminu||Governor||August 1985||December 1987||(Military)|
|Abdul One Mohammed||Governor||December 1987||December 1989||(Military)|
|Mohammed Maina||Governor||December 1989||June 1990||(Military)|
|Mohammed Buba Marwa||Governor||June 1990||January 1992||(Military)|
|Maina Maaji Lawan||Governor||January 1992||November 1993||SDP||Nigerian Third Republic|
|Ibrahim Dada||Administrator||9 December 1993||22 August 1996||(Military)|
|Victor Ozodinobi||Administrator||22 August 1996||1997||(Military)|
|Augustine Aniebo||Administrator||1997||August 1998||(Military)|
|Lawal Haruna||Administrator||August 1998||May 1999||(Military)|
|Mala Kachalla||Governor||29 May 1999||29 May 2003||APP||Nigerian Fourth Republic|
|Ali Modu Sheriff||Governor||29 May 2003||29 May 2011||ANPP|
| Kashim Shettima |
Engr. Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum mni
|29 May 2011 ||29 May 2019 || APC |
Nigeria is divided into states, federated political entities that share sovereignty with the federal government. There are 36 states bound together by a federal agreement. The Federal Capital Territory is not a state and under the direct control of the federal government. The states are further divided into a total of 774 Local Government Areas. Under the Nigerian Constitution, states have the power to ratify constitutional amendments.
The Kanem–Bornu Empire existed in areas which are now part of Chad and Nigeria. It was known to the Arabian geographers as the Kanem Empire from the 8th century AD onward and lasted as the independent kingdom of Bornu until 1900. The Kanem Empire was located in the present countries of Chad, Nigeria and Libya. At its height it encompassed an area covering not only most of Chad, but also parts of southern Libya (Fezzan) and eastern Niger, northeastern Nigeria and northern Cameroon. The Bornu Empire (1380s–1893) was a state in what is now northeastern Nigeria, in time becoming even larger than Kanem, incorporating areas that are today parts of Chad, Niger, Sudan, and Cameroon. It existed from 1380s to 1893. The early history of the Empire is mainly known from the Royal Chronicle or Girgam discovered in 1851 by the German traveller Heinrich Barth.
The history of Nigeria can be traced to prehistoric settlers (Nigerians) living in the area as early as 1100 BC. Numerous ancient African civilizations settled in the region that is today Nigeria, such as the Kingdom of Nri, the Benin Empire, and the Oyo Empire. Islam reached Nigeria through the Borno Empire between and Hausa States around during the 11th century, while Christianity came to Nigeria in the 15th century through Augustinian and Capuchin monks from Portugal. The Songhai Empire also occupied part of the region.
Yobe is a state located in Northeast Nigeria. A mainly agricultural state, it was created on August 27, 1991. Yobe state was carved out of Borno State. The capital of Yobe state is Damaturu.
Ali Modu Sheriff is a Nigerian politician. He is Borno State's first governor to serve two consecutive terms (2003–2011). Though Sheriff had held two elected offices as a member of All Nigeria People's Party, he would later join the All Progressives Congress becoming a founding member of that party. In 2014, Sheriff switched affiliation to the People's Democratic Party. He acted as the National Working Committee chair from 16 February 2016 until the National Convention, when he was removed and replaced by Ahmed Makarfi. On the 26th of April 2018 he defected back to All Progressive Congress
Mala Kachalla was governor of Borno State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2003.
Maina Maaji Lawan a former Governor and former Senator for Borno State and a businessman-farmer, the CEO of Dansarki Farms.
Alhaji Mohammed Goni is a retired civil servant who was Governor of Borno State, Nigeria (1979–1983) in the Nigerian Second Republic.
Major General Abubakar Waziri was the Military Governor of Bendel State in Nigeria from July 1978 to September 1979 during the transitional period of military to civilian government under General Olusegun Obasanjo. Later he was military governor of Borno State from January 1984 to August 1985 during the regime of General Muhammadu Buhari.
Lt. Colonel Mohammed Maina was governor of Borno State, Nigeria during the military administrations of Generals Ibrahim Babangida.
Wing Commander (retired) Lawal Ningi Haruna was military governor of Borno State, Nigeria from August 1998 to May 1999 during the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar, handing over to the elected civilian governor Mala Kachalla in May 1999.
Group Captain Mustapha A. Amin was the first governor of Borno State, Nigeria from March 1976 to July 1978 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo, after that state had been formed when North-Eastern State was divided into Bauchi, Borno, and Gongola states.
The Dikwa Emirate is one of the successor states to the old Bornu Empire, a traditional state within Borno State, Nigeria. It was established in 1901 at the start of the colonial period after the Bornu empire had been partitioned between the British, French and Germans.
The Biu Emirate is a traditional state based in Biu in Borno State, Nigeria. Prior to 1920 it was referred to as the Biu Kingdom. The current ruler is Maidalla Mustafa dan Aliyu(b. 1915) who became Mai Biu, also styled Kuthli, in 1959.
Khalifa Ahmed Zanna was a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for Borno Central, in Borno State, in the 9 April 2011 national elections at the age of 55. He was elected on the All Progressives Congress (Nigeria).
Kashim Ibrahim Shettima was born on Friday, September 2, 1966 in the city of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, Nigeria.
Mohammed Ali Ndume is a Nigerian politician who was a member of the Federal House of Representatives from 2003 to 2011. He was elected to the Senate for Borno South, Borno State, Nigeria in April 2011 running on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) ticket.
These are lists of Nigerian state governors.