List of governors of Zamfara State

This is a list of administrators and Governors of Zamfara State, Nigeria. Until 1996 the area was part of Sokoto State.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Jibril Yakubu Administrator 7 October 1996 May 1999 Military First Military Ruler andsole Administrator of Zamfara State
Ahmad Sani Yarima

(Sardaunan Zamfara)

Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 ANPP First Civilian Executive Governor of Zamfara State. Elected to Office 1st on the platform of APP and later reelected for second term on the platform of ANPP.
Mahmud Shinkafi

(Dallatun Zamfara)

Governor 29 May 2007 May 2011 ANPP Second Civilian Executive Governor of Zamfara State and first Deputy Governor to be selected in the history of the country by his mentor to serve after him.

He served only one tenure in Office. Elected on the platform of ANPP as Governor and later decamp to PDP.

Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari

(Shatiman Mafara)

Governor May 2011 ANPP Third Executive Governor of Zamfara State. He also served his first tenure under the platform of ANPP, and re elected in 2015 under platform of APC, he has finished his constitutional eight years in office, and handed over to the new court order governor.
Bello Matawalle

(Matawallen Maradun)

Governor May 2019 PDP Matawalle assume office as the Executive Governor of Zamfara State, succeeding Abdul’aziz Yari after the Supreme Court judgement which nullifies APC’s candidates across Zamfara State.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Azu, John Chuks; Victoria, Bamas (2019-05-24). "Supreme Court sacks Governor-elect, Yari, others as PDP set to take over Zamfara + VIDEO". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2019-06-02.

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