This is a list of Kogi State administrators and governors. Kogi State was created on 27 August,1991 out of Benue State and Kwara State.
|Name||Title||Took Office||Left Office||Party||Notes|
|Danladi Mohammed Zakari||Administrator||28 August 1991||January 1992||(Military)|
|Abubakar Audu||Governor||January 1992||November 1993||NRC||The first democratically elected governor|
|Colonel Paul Omeruo||Administrator||9 December 1993||22 August 1996||(Military)|
|Colonel Bzigu Afakirya||Administrator||22 August 1996||August 1998||(Military)|
|Augustine Aniebo||Administrator||August 1998||May 1999||(Military)|
|Abubakar Audu||Governor||29 May 1999||29 May 2003||APP; ANPP||Second democratically elected governor|
|Ibrahim Idris||Governor||29 May 2003||6 February 2008||PDP||Third civilian governor|
|Clarence Olafemi||Acting Governor||6 February 2008||29 March 2008||PDP||He assumed office after the removal of the governor, Ibrahim Idris and his deputy, Philip Salawu by Supreme Court. Clarence Olafemi was the speaker Kogi State Assembly.|
|Ibrahim Idris||Governor||29 March 2008||January 2011||PDP|
|Idris Wada||Governor||January 2012||January 2016||PDP||5th civilian governor|
|Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello (Incumbent)||Governor||27 January 2016||February 2019||APC|
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