GOVERNMENT

Nigeria is governed under the Constitution of 1999 (as amended) and operates a presidential system comprising three (3) branches of government, namely: the Executive; the Legislature; and the Judiciary. The President, who is both Head of State and Head of Government, is popularly elected for a four-year term and is eligible for a second term. The bicameral legislature, known as the National Assembly, consists of the 109-seat Senate and the 360-seat House of Representatives; all legislators are elected by popular vote for a four-year term. The Senate President is the head of the Legislative Branch. The Judicial Branch consists of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Court of Appeal, the High Courts and other trial courts such as the Magistrate, Customary, Sharia and other specialized courts.

Administratively, the country is divided into 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with 774 Local Government Areas.

MEMBERS OF THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Portfolio Name
President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal
Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) Oyo-Ita Winifred Ekanem
Minister of Petroleum Muhammadu Buhari
Minister of State for Petroleum Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu
Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami
Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khadijat Buka Abba Ibrahim
Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun
Minister of Defence Mansur Dan Ali
Minister of Education Adamu Adamu
Minister of State for Education Anthony Onwuka
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Enyinnaya Okechukwu Enelama
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment Aisha Abubakar
Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige
Minister of State for Labour and Employment Stephen Ocheni
Minister of Federal Capital Territory Mohammed Musa Bello
Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonaya Onu
Minister of Solid Mineral John Kayode Fayemi
Minister of State for Solid mineral Bawa Bwari Abubakar
Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau
Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma
Minister of State for Budget and National Planning Zainab Ahmed
Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola
Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing Mustapha Baba Shehuri
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh
Minister of State for Agriculture Heineken Lokpobiri
Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi
Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika
Minister of Niger Delta Usani Usani Uguru
Minister of State for Niger Delta Omole Daramola
Minster of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed
Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing Suleiman Hassan
Minister of State for Environment Ibrahim Jibrin
Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu Kazaure
Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong
Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Aisha Alhassan
Minister of Health Isaac Adwwale
Minister of Communication Adebayo Shittu

NAMES OF STATES AND THEIR GOVERNORS

Nigeria is a federation with 36 federating units known as States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The Chief Executive Officers of the States are called Governors. Below is the list of States and their Governors, including the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

STATE CAPITAL NAME
Abia Umuahia Victor Okezie Ikpeazu
Adamawa Yola Umaru Jubrilla Bingdow
Akwa Ibom Uyo Emmanuel Udom
Anambra Awka Willie Obiano
Bauchi Bauchi Mohammed Abubakar
Bayelsa Yenegoa Seriake Dickson
Benue Makurdi Samuel Ortom
Borno Maiduguri Kashim Shettima
Cross River Calabar Ben Ayade
Delta Asaba Ifeanyi Okowa
Ebonyi Abakaliki David Umahi
Edo Benin City Godwin Obaseki
Ekiti Ado-Ekiti Ayo Fayose
Enugu Enugu Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Gombe Gombe Ibrahim Dankwambo
Imo Owerri Rochas Okorocha
Jigawa Dutse Badaru Abubakar
Kaduna Kaduna Nasir El-Rufai
Kano Kano Abdullahi Ganduje
Katsina Katsina Aminu Masari
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Atiku Bagudu
Kogi Lokoja Yahaya Bello
Kwara Ilorin Abdufatah Ahmed
Lagos Ikeja Ambode Akinwunmi
Nasarawa Lafia Umaru Tamko Al-Makura
Niger Minna Abubakar S. Bello
Ogun Abeokuta Ibikunle Amosun
Ondo Akure Oluwarotimi Akeredolu
Oyo Ibabdan Abiola Ajimobi
Osun Osogbo Rauf Aregbesola
Plateau Jos Simon Lalong
Rivers Port Harcourt Nyesom Wike
Sokoto Sokoto Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
Taraba Jalingo Darius Ishaku
Yobe Damaturu Ibrahim Geidam
Zamfara Gusau Abdulaziz A. Yari
Federal Capital Territory Abuja Mohammed Bellow

FOREIGN RELATIONS

Nigeria’s foreign policy revolves primarily around African affairs and emphasizes political and economic cooperation, peaceful dispute resolution, and global non-alignment. Regionally, Nigeria pursues tariff harmonization and the long-term goal of a customs union via the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which it was instrumental in founding. Nigeria is also active in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which seeks to improve economic conditions in Africa by eliminating trade barriers to exports and attracting investment and development aid. Nigeria maintains excellent relations with its neighbors as evidenced with its compliance with the 2002 decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in favour of Cameroon over control of the Bakassi Peninsula.

Addresses of Federal Ministries in Nigeria

  1. Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
    FCDA Secretariat,
    Complex Block A,
    Area 11, Garki, Abuja.
    Tel: 09-2341931

  2. Federal Ministry of Aviation,
    Annex 3, Federal Secretariat Complex,
    Shehu Shagari Way,
    Maitama, Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5232132

  3. Federal Ministry of Information and Culture,
    Radio House, Herbert Macaulay Way,
    Area 10, Garki,
    Abuja. Tel: 09-2341689; 2341491

  4. Federal Ministry of Defence,
    Ship House, Olusegun Obasanjo Way,
    Area 10, Garki, Abuja.
    Tel: 09-2340532; 2340533

  5. Federal Ministry of Education & Youth Development,
    Federal Secretariat, Phase 2 (3rd Floor),
    Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5232800

  6. Federal Ministry of Environment,
    Federal Secretariat Complex,
    9th Floor, Shehu Shagari Way,
    PMB 468, Garki, Abuja.
    Fax: 09-5234014; 4136309; 5236309

  7. Ministry for Federal Capital Territory (M.F.C.T.),
    Area 11, Garki,
    P.M.B. 25, Garki,
    Abuja.
    Tel: 09-2341195; 2341525; 2341019; 2341549

  8. Federal Ministry of Finance & Economic Development,
    Ahmadu Bello Way, Central Business District,
    P.M.B. 14, Garki, Abuja FCT 00234
    Tel: 09-2340946; 2340324; 2343783; 2343784
    2343786; Fax: 09-2340512,

  9. Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
    Tafawa Balewa House,
    Central Business District,
    P.M.B. 130, Garki, Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5230185; 5230186; 5230189

  10. Federal Ministry of Health and Social Services,
    Block 4A (301-399), 3rd Floor,
    New Fed. Secretariat Complex,
    Shehu Shagari Way,
    P.M.B. 83, (Garki Post Office), Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5234590

  11. Federal Ministry of Industries,
    P.M.B. 85, Garki Post Office,
    Old Federal Secretariat, Area 1, Garki,
    Block 'C', Abuja.
    Tel: 09-2341387; 2341721; 2341690

  12. Federal Ministry of Interior,
    Block 'F' Old Secretariat, Area I, Garki, Abuja,
    P.M.B. 0016, Garki Post Office.
    Tel: 09-2341602, 2341525, 2341935, 2341936

  13. Federal Ministry of Justice,
    Shehu Shagari Way,
    Central Area, Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5235194

  14. Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment,
    NNPC Towers,
    Central Business District,
    Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5231694

  15. Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources,
    Federal Secretariat Complex,
    Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5233536-8

  16. Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing,
    Mabushi, Abuja
    Tel: 09-5237064
    Fax: 09-2343563

  17. Federal Ministry of Science and Technology,
    9th Floor, New Fed. Government Secretariat,
    (Opp. New Parade Ground), Shehu Shagari Way,
    Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5233397
    Fax: 09-5234390; 5233903

  18. Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals Development,
    5th Floor, Annex 3, New Federal Secretariat Complex,
    Shehu Shagari Way,
    Central Area, Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5233536; 5236452; 5236517

  19. Federal Ministry of Special Duties,
    First Floor, Phase II, New Federal Secretariat,
    Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5235853; 5233536-8; 5235911-14

  20. Federal Ministry of Transport,
    Bukar Dipcharima House,
    Central Business District, P.M.B. 1136
    Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5237054

  21. Federal Ministry of Water Resources & Rural Development
    P.M.B. 159, Block 'A', Old Secretariat Area I, Garki,
    Abuja
    Tel: 09-2340206; 2342684; 2342376

  22. Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development,
    2nd Floor (201-224), Annex 3, New Federal Secretariat Complex,
    Shehu Shagari Way,
    P.M.B. 229, Central Area, Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5237115

  23. Federal Ministry of Youth & Sport,
    New Federal Secretariat Complex,
    Abuja.
    Tel: 09-5235902-7