Local and international attention focused on the swearing in of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as president of Nigeria.
Kashim Shettima’s swearing in at Eagles Square, Abuja also drew attention.
But in 28 states of the federation, 28 people were sworn in as governors of their respective states.
Among those 28 individuals, ten former governors were re-elected for terms.
The new governors
Nasir Idris (Kebbi), Kefas Agbu (Taraba), Bassey Otu (Cross River), Peter Mbah (Enugu), Mohammed Bago (Niger), Uba Sani (Kaduna), Ahmed Aliyu (Sokoto) and Umar Namadi (Jigawa).
Others are Dikko Radda (Katsina), Umo Eno (Akwa Ibom), Hyacinth Alia (Benue), Francis Nwifuru (Ebonyi), Siminialayi Fubara (Rivers), Alex Otti (Abia), Caleb Mutfwang (Plateau), Abba Kabir (Kano) , Constable Oborevwori (Delta) and Dauda Lawal (Zamfara).
Ten returning governors
Governors who won a second term in office are Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe) , Babagana Zulum (Borno), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa) and Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara).
Naija News reports that 16 governors were elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has ten governors, while the Labor Party (LP) and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) each have one.