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1. Mrs. Nkechi Caroline Ikpeazu (Abia State):
Mrs. Nkechi is married to the current Governor of Abia State Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who hails from Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA.
Together they have two boys and two girls. Ikpeazu is a Deaconess of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and professes a close relationship with God.
2. Hajiya Lami Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa State)
Hajiya Lami is the wife of the current Governor of Adamawa State Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Lima believes in giving to the women, and children of her state.
3. Deaconess Martha Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom State)
Martha Udom Emmanuel Is a Quintessential Lady with a Unique Style of Leadership.
As an epitome of moral conduct blended with encapsulating beauty, Her. Excellency, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel in 1996 tied the nuptial cord with her heartthrob, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel of Awa Iman in Onna LGA who is now the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom state.
The marriage is blessed with children.
4. Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano (Anambra State)
Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano was born in Onitsha in Anambra State Nigeria. She hails from Ogbunike in Oyi LGA and is married to the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano from Aguleri in Anambra East LGA of the state referred to as Light of the Nation.
Hajiya Aishatu is the first wife of the Current Bauchi State Governor His Excellency, Alhaji Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed.
6. Mrs. Gloria Diri (Bayelsa State)
Mrs. Gloria is the wife of the Current Bayelsa State His Excellency, Douye Diri.
She is a Strong woman and a woman with heart of gold and she is an epitome of beauty.
Gloria is a Professional Nurse.
7. Mrs. Eunice Erdoo Ortom PhD (Benue State)
Mrs. Eunice is the wife to the governor Benue State, Samuel Ortom. She’s a philanthropist, humanitarian and Christian leader.
Mrs Eunice Erdoo Ortom hails from Aondana, Gwer-West local government area of the state and was born on August 27, 1972 to the family of Chief Julius Aondana and Mama Nancy Mbatare Aondana. She is the third out of six children and one of the only two girls.
8. Dr. Falmata Babagana Zulum (Borno State)
Dr. Falmata Babagana Umara Zulum is the wife of the Executive Governor of Borno State, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum.
She is a philanthropist, a humanist and one who has the interest of women and children at heart. She is happily married to Borno state Governor – Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, and their marriage is blessed with beautiful children.
Dr. Linda Ugwuye Ayade, Wife of the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Senator (Prof.) Benedict Ayade, was born on 23 December and hails from Obudu LGA of Cross River State.
She got Married to her husband on the 2nd of October 1999 and they are blessed with three children.
She is a member of Nigeria Medical Association and General Medical Council of United Kingdom.
10. Mrs. Dame Edith Okowa (Delta State)
Mrs. Dame Edith Okowa was born into a middle class home, she is the daughter of an elite police officer who rose to the peak of his security career and a charitable mother reputed for feeding almost a whole village free.
Edith went to University of Ibadan, the first university in Nigeria where she read history in 1985, graduating in her early 20s to join a privileged coterie of educated young Nigerians that would shape the future of the emerging giant of Africa.
She is happily married to His Excellency Governor Okowa and the marriage is blessed with lovely children.
11. Chief Mrs. Rachael Ogbonna Umahi (Ebonyi State)
The charity minded lady was born on 23rd March, 1972 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Chukwu and Eunice Akpa (of Umuobuna, Uburu) in Kumba, Cameroun.
She’s a very strong woman and she’s happily married to Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State.
12. Mrs. Betsy Bene Obaseki (Edo State)
Betsy Bene Obaseki comes from Buguma, Kalabari kingdom, Rivers State, where she was born to Mr. and Mrs Ayibo Amachree.
She’s a very beautiful and elegant woman. She loves to give largely to women and children in her state.
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi (born 11 June 1963) is First Lady of Ekiti State, Nigeria as wife of the Ekiti State Governor 2019–2023. She was previously Ekiti State First Lady in 2011–2015.
She is married to Kayode Fayemi, who went on to become Governor of Ekiti State in 2010, and again in 2019; the two of them met while they were students and they have one son together, Folajimi Fayemi (born circa 1994).
14. Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi (Enugu State)
Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi is such a virtuous woman whose counsel can never be valued a little, because her winged spirit is feathered often times with heavenly words, and, like her beauty, ravishing and pure.
She’s Happily married to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the marriage is blessed with lovely children.
15. Hajiya Asma’u Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe State)
Hajiya Asma’u is the first wife of Gombe State Governor Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya.
Her Excellency, Hajiya Asma’u is not just sitting in her office as a first lady but working for the betterment of the girl child education and women in general.
16. Barr. Chioma Ikeaka Uzodimma (Imo State)
Her Excellency, Barr. Mrs. Chioma Deborah Uzodimma is a devoted wife to the Executive Governor of Imo State, H.E. Dist. Sen. Hope Odidika Uzodimma.
She was born in Aba, Abia State on December 15 into the Ikeaka Family of Dikenafai, a town in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria.
She’s the youngest first lady in Nigeria.
Mrs. Hajiya Magajiya Badaru Abubakar is The wife of The Executive Governor of Jigawa state His Excellency Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar (MON).
They are happily married with awesome and adorable children.
18. Mrs. Hadiza Isma El-Rufai (Kaduna State)
Hadiza Isma El-Rufai (born June 21, 1960) is a Nigerian writer (novelist), and wife to the current governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. She was the founder of Yasmin El-rufai Foundation (YELF), a non-profit literary organization.
In 1985, she married Mallam Nasir El-Rufai whom she met in 1976 at the School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He later became the Minister of the FCT in Nigeria, and the Governor of Kaduna State.
19. Alhaja Hafsat Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano State)
Hafsat Ganduje was born in Kano State. She attended Malam Madori Primary School, Shekara Boarding Primary School, and Women Teachers College. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Education at Bayero University in 1981, and went on to earn a Master of Education in Psychology in 1992 and a Master of Business Administration in 2004, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Administration and Planning in 2015.
Mrs. Ganduje began her career as a teacher, later becoming a principal. She lectured at the Faculty of Education of Bayero University. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019 by the Maryniam Abacha American University of Niger.
She’s happily married to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State.
20. Hajia Hadiza Aminu Masari (Katsina State)
Hadiza is very gentle, easy going and adorable woman. She loves helping women and children.
Hajiya Hadiza Aminu Masari is happily married to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State and the marriage is blessed with great children.
Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, the First Lady of Kebbi State, is a Consultant Paediatrician and an advocate for women’s health, with a particular focus on cancer.
She’s happily married to Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.
22. Mrs. Amina Oyiza Bello (Kogi State)
Amina Oyiza Bello, née Yakubu (born 2 April 1978) is a lawyer, philanthropist, and the first wife of Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor.
She is the CEO of Fairplus International, founder of Hayat Foundation, businesswoman, and a humanitarian.
23. Mrs. Olufolake AbdulRazaq (Kwara State)
Her Excellency, Dr Olufolake Abdulrazaq, wife, mother, diplomat and First Lady of Kwara State, was born on the 2nd of August, 1967 in Lagos, South West Nigeria and proceeded to the United States where she started her early education and later returned to Nigeria to complete same. Abdulrazaq was admitted into the University of Lagos
She’s happily married to Governor Abdul Rahman Abdul Razaq of Kwara State.
24. Dr. Mrs. Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu (Lagos State)
Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu was born on January 8, 1967, into the family of Paulinus Olusegun Carrena of Popo-Aguda, Lagos state, Nigeria.
Following the election of her husband as the Executive Governor of Lagos State on May 29, 2019, Dr Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu became the first Medical Practitioner to become the First Lady of Lagos State
As a lover of women and children, she is currently chairing the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) whose objectives include promoting child healthcare and women empowerment among others.
She is the host of the Lagos State Annual Children’s Party and Christmas Party.
Regardless of her role as the first lady, Dr Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu remains an active member of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
Hajiya Salifat Abdullahi is the first wife and first lady of Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State. She’s very beautiful, elegant and compassionate.
Salifat loves to help the less privileges, women and children in Nasarawa State.
26. Dr. Amina Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger State)
Dr. Amina was born in 1973 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Dr Amina Abubakar Sani Bello studies in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She attended Federal Government Girls College in Bakori, Katsina State.
Dr Amina Abubakar Sani Bello is not just a woman of substance, she is amazon who epitomizes true service and commitment in every sense of the world.
27. Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun (Ogun State)
Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun (born 16 July 1966) is a Nigerian businesswoman, philanthropist and wife of Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun State, Nigeria.
Bamidele Abiodun married Dapo Abiodun in 1990 and had five children, including the late Olugbenga Abiodun, a Nigerian DJ also known as DJ Olu.
28. Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu (Ondo State)
Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu (born 1953) is an aquaculturist, philanthropist, and the First lady of Ondo State in Nigeria. She is a feminist and gender activist.
She is married to Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN. They have four children and four grandchildren.
She is the founder of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria.
Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola is a humanitarian, philanthropist, and wife of Adegboyega Oyetola, the 9th Governor of Osun State, Nigeria.
She assumed office as 1st Lady of Osun state on the 27th of November, 2018 after the swearing-in of Mr Oyetola as the Executive Governor of the state.
30. Engr. Mrs. Tamunominini Olufunke Makinde (Oyo State)
Engineer Mrs Tamunominini Olufunke Makinde is the first lady and wife of Oluseyi Makinde. But aside being a wife and first lady, who is Tamunominini Makinde?
Tamunominini graduated from Thomas University, Houston , Texas, in the United States of America with a double first class honours BBA/MBA.
Mrs. Olufunke Makinde has been married to the Executive Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde for over 22 years and they are blessed with 3 children.
She is also an astute and capable Engineer, judging from her first class degree. She is also a philanthropist, who is known to show compassion to the downtrodden especially women and children.
31. Hon. Regina Simon Lalong Dako (Plateau State)
Mrs. Regina Lalong is the beautiful wife of The Amiable Governor of Plateau State, Governor Simon Lalong.
She is the daughter of Mr. Waklem, a former Accountant-General in Plateau State.
Mrs. Regina Lalong has HND in Public Administration from Plateau State Polytechnic.
32. Hon. Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike (Rivers State)
Eberechi Suzzette Wike (née Obuzor; born 24 May 1972) is a judge of the Rivers State High Court of Justice. She is married to current Governor Ezenwo Wike and is the First Lady of Rivers State since 29 May 2015
She is a member of the International Bar Association, International Federation of Women Lawyers Rivers State Branch, National and International Association of Women Judges. Other memberships include Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and former member of Magistrates’ Association of Nigeria Rivers State.
Hajiya Mariya Aminu Tambuwal is the wife and First Lady of Sokoto State Governor, Rtd Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. Although he has 2 wives and you may be mistaken for two wives because of the similarity of the name.
While the first wife gave birth to Maria, the second wife he married last year gave birth to Mairo. Hajia Mariya is the co-founder of the Mariya Tambuwal Development Initiative, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the advancement of women and youth.
34. Barr. Anna Dickson Ishaku (Taraba State)
Anna Dickson Ishaku (née Mbasughun; born 24 August 1957) is the founder and CEO of the NGO “Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba” and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. She is married to Darius Dickson Ishaku, the Governor of Taraba State and they have five children.
35. Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni said he has no policy of first lady. He has three wives and I’m baffled with how he has hidden them from the media. (NO FIRST LADY IN YOBE STATE.) I will just upload his picture.
[b]36. Hajiya Aisha Bello Matawalle (Zamfara State)
Hajiya Aisha is the First Lady of Zamfara State The Wife of the Executive Governor of Zamfara State, M.O.N., His Excellency Bello Muhammad Matawalle.
She’s very beautiful, elegant and passionate. She loves assisting children and women in her state.