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Katsina @31: Names and era of the 10 Governors of Katsina State

Katsina @31: Names and era of the 10 Governors of Katsina State

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Katsina State was created on the 23rd of September, from Kaduna State by the then Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.

Katsina comprises of 34 local governments and 2 emirates, Katsina and Daura both rich in cultural heritage.

From the time it was created, Katsina State was governed by 10 persons. Some of them are of the military background while some of them civilians that were democratically elected.

Below are their names and the time they governed the State:

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar Governor September 1987 July 1988
Lawrence Onoja Governor July 1988 December 1989
John Madaki Governor December 1989 January 1992
Saidu Barda Governor January 1992 November 1993 NRC
Emmanuel Acholonu Administrator 9 December 1993 22 August 1996
Samaila Bature Chamah Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998
Joseph Akaagerger Administrator August 1998 May 1999
Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 PDP Elected President of Nigeria in April 2007
Ibrahim Shema Governor 29 May 2007 29 May 2015 PDP
Aminu Bello Masari Governor 29 May 2015 Incumbent APC

Source: Wikipedia

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