Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR

Executive Governor

Kano State
2015 - Present

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (born December 25, 1949) is the Governor of Kano State elected on 13 April 2015 and sworn in on 29 May 2015. He was two term Deputy Governor of Kano State, serving from 1999 to 2003 and 2011 to 2015. Ganduje was conferred the national honour of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) in September 2012 by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. He was also conferred with the honour of Fellow National Association of Educational Administration and Planning (FNAEAP) on 13 October 2016 in Bayero University, Kano.