Nigerian States and Capital, Slogans, Date of Creation & Current Governor Elect (2021)

Nigeria currently has 36 states with the Federal Capital Territory Abuja being the nation’s capital and the seat of the Federal government.

After Independence in 1960, Nigerian begin forming her own states, on this page. It should not come as a surprise to you that not all Nigerians know all the States of the federation, their capital, and slogans not to talk of who their current governor is, it is why we have taken it upon ourselves to make the information available for our esteemed audience.

we have collected a list of all the 36 States in Nigeria, their State Capital, current governors, their slogans and the date of State’s creation.

Just before that, it is noteworthy to let you know that Nigeria has a country has it’s own slogan called Motto and that’s:

Unity & Faith, Peace & progress

Nigerian’s 36 States: Capitals, Slogans, Current Governors & Date of State’s Creation

All of the listed States and Capitals below have been classified into 4 major regions namely:

  • The Eastern Region
  • The Northern Region
  • The Southern Region
  • The Western Region
  1. Abia State
  • State Capital: Umuahia
  • State’s Slogan: God’s own State
  • Name of Current Governor: Okezie Ikpeazu
  • Date of State creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Adamawa State
  • State Capital: Yola
  • State’s Slogan: Highest peak of the nation
  • Name of Current Governor: Jibrilla Bindow
  • Date of State creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Anambra
  • State Capital: Akwa
  • State’s Slogan: Light of the nation
  • Name of Current Governor: Willie Obiano
  • Date of State creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Akwa Ibom
  • State Capital: Uyo
  • State’s Slogan: Land of promise
  • Name of Current Governor: Udom Gabriel Emmanuel
  • Date of State creation: 23 September 1987
  1. Bauchi
  • State Capital: Bauchi
  • State’s Slogan: Pearl of Tourism
  • Name of Current Governor: Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976

 

  1. Bayelsa
  • State Capital: Yenagoa
  • State’s Slogan: The Glory of All Lands
  • Name of Current Governor: Henry Seriake Dickson
  • Date of State creation: 1 October 1996
  1. Benue
  • State Capital: Makurdi
  • State’s Slogan: Food basket of the Nation
  • Name of Current Governor: Samuel Ortom
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976
  1. Borno
  • State Capital: Maiduguri
  • State’s Slogan: Home Of Peace
  • Name of Current Governor: Babagana Zulum
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976
  1. Cross River
  • State Capital: Calabar
  • State’s Slogan: The people’s paradise
  • Name of Current Governor: Benedict Ayade
  • Date of State creation: 27 May 1967

 

  1. Delta
  • State Capital: Asaba
  • State’s Slogan: The Finger of God
  • Name of Current Governor: Ifeanyi Okowa
  • Date of State creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Ebonyi
  • State Capital: Abakiliki
  • State’s Slogan: The salt of the Nation
  • Name of Current Governor: Dave Umahi
  • Date of State creation:  October 1, 1996
  1. Enugu
  • State Capital: Enugu
  • State’s Slogan: Coal City State
  • Name of Current Governor: Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
  • Date of State Creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Edo
  • State Capital: Benin
  • State’s Slogan: The Heart Beat of the Nation
  • Name of Current Governor: Godwin Obaseki
  • Date of State Creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Ekiti
  • State Capital: Ado-Ekiti
  • State’s Slogan: Land of honour and integrity
  • Name of Current Governor: John Olukayode Fayemi
  • Date of State creation:  October 1, 1996
  1. Gombe
  • State Capital: Gombe
  • State’s Slogan: Jewel in the Savannah
  • Name of Current Governor: Inuwa Yahaya
  • Date of State creation:  October 1, 1996

 

  1. Imo
  • State Capital: Owerri
  • State’s Slogan: Eastern heartland
  • Name of Current Governor: Hope Uzodimma
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976
  1. Jigawa
  • State Capital: Dutse
  • State’s Slogan: The New World
  • Name of Current Governor: Mohammadu Abubakar
  • Date of State Creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Kaduna
  • State Capital: Kaduna
  • State’s Slogan: Centre of learning
  • Name of Current Governor: Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai
  • Date of State creation: 27 May 1967
  1. Kano
  • State Capital: Kano
  • State’s Slogan: Centre of Commerce
  • Name of Current Governor: Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
  • Date of State creation: 27 May 1967
  1. Katsina
  • State Capital: Katsina
  • State’s Slogan: State of Hospitality
  • Name of Current Governor: Aminu Bello Masari
  • Date of State creation: 23 September, 1987

 

  1. Kebbi
  • State Capital: Birni Kebbi
  • State’s Slogan: Land of Equity
  • Name of Current Governor: Abubakar Atiku Bagudu
  • Date of State Creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Kogi
  • State Capital: Lokoja
  • State’s Slogan: The Confluence State
  • Name of Current Governor: Yahaya Bello
  • Date of State Creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Kwara
  • State Capital: Ilorin
  • State’s Slogan: The state of Harmony
  • Name of Current Governor: Abdulfatah Ahmed
  • Date of State creation: 27 May 1967
  1. Lagos
  • State Capital: Ikeja
  • State’s Slogan: The state of Harmony
  • Name of Current Governor: Babajide Sanwo-olu
  • Date of State creation: 27 May 1967
  1. Nasarawa
  • State Capital: Lafia
  • State’s Slogan: The home of Solid Minerals
  • Name of Current Governor: Abdullahi Sule
  • Date of State creation:  October 1, 1996
  1. Niger
  • State Capital: Minna
  • State’s Slogan: The power State
  • Name of Current Governor: Abubakar Sani Bello
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976

 

  1. Ogun
  • State Capital: Abeokuta
  • State’s Slogan: The Gateway State
  • Name of Current Governor: Dapo Abiodun
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976
  1. Ondo
  • State Capital: Akure
  • State’s Slogan: The Sunshine State
  • Name of Current Governor: Rotimi Akeredolu
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976
  1. Osun
  • State Capital: Oshogbo
  • State’s Slogan: Land of virtue
  • Name of Current Governor: Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola
  • Date of State Creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Oyo
  • State Capital: Ibadan
  • State’s Slogan: The pacesetter State
  • Name of Current Governor: Seyi Makinde
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976
  1. Plateau
  • State Capital: Jos
  • State’s Slogan: Home of peace and tourism
  • Name of Current Governor: Simon Lalong
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976
  1. Rivers
  • State Capital: Port-Harcourt
  • State’s Slogan: Treasure base of the Nation
  • Name of Current Governor: Ezenwo Nyesom Wike
  • Date of State creation: 27 May 1967
  1. Sokoto
  • State Capital: Sokoto
  • State’s Slogan: Seat of the Caliphate
  • Name of Current Governor: Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976
  1. Taraba
  • State Capital: Jalingo
  • State’s Slogan: Nature’s gift to the Nation
  • Name of Current Governor: Darius Ishaku
  • Date of State Creation: 27 August 1991

 

  1. Yobe
  • State Capital: Damaturu
  • State’s Slogan: Pride of the Sahel
  • Name of Current Governor: Mai Mala Buni
  • Date of State Creation: 27 August 1991
  1. Zamfara
  • State Capital: Guasau
  • State’s Slogan: Farming is our pride
  • Name of Current Governor: Muktar Idris
  • Date of State creation:  October 1, 1996

**Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – Abuja

  • State’s Slogan: Centre of Unity
  • Current Minister: Muhammed Bello
  • Date of State creation: 3 February 1976
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