To answer the question as to who the richest governor in Nigeria is?, I checked the family background, business, success in politics and fame. Without much ado, the winner among the 35 governors goes to Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello (aka Abu Lolo).

Well, you might be wondering why Governor Abubakar Sani Bello is the richest governor in Nigeria. The reasons below answers all.

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Among all the Nigerian governors, it is only his family that has been listed in Forbes magazine as not only the wealthiest in Nigeria, but also in Africa. The Bello’s are wealthy Nigerians involved in different kinds of businesses like construction, oil and gas, and communications.



Are you aware that Abubakar Bello’s father is said to own 40% of MTN Nigeria (Wow, that’s massive). Also, his brother is married to Dangote’s daughter andDangote is currently the richest man in Africa, according to Forbes magazine.


To prove further that Abubakar Sani Bello is the wealthiest governor in Nigeria, he is married to Dr. Amina Abubakar, daughter of Nigeria’s former military head of state Abdussalami Abubakar. Also note that Fati Abubakar, the incumbent chief justice of Niger state, is the mother of his wife, Dr. Amina and wife to Abdussalami Abubakar.

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All these coupled with the fact that Abubakar’s father, Col. Sani Bello was a former military governor of Kano state, proves that Abubakar Sani Bello is the richest governor in Nigeria.