The Executive Governor heads The Nasarawa State Executive Council. It comprises the Deputy Governor, the Secretary to the state government and Commissioners. The Legislative arm of the government allows the Governor appoint special advisers.
The State Government is led by a democratically elected executive who works closely with an elected State House Assembly. The capital city is Lafia. There are Thirteen (13) local government areas (LGAs).
In 1999 Nigeria became a democractic nation, and Abdullahi Adamu contested on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and won the Governorship election in Nasarawa State. Consequently he was sworn-in on 29 May 1999. In 2003, when it was time for fresh elections, Adamu re-contested on the platform of the PDP and got a second mandate to govern. (The Constitution of Nigeria limits Governors to two terms in office.) Aliyu Akwe while also under (PDP), won the 2007 general elections to become Nasarawa’s next Governor.
Alhaji Umaru Tanko Almakura (Ta’al), the executive Governor was elected for a second term in office under the platform of All Progressive Party (APC). He handed over to Engineer Abdullahi Sule on May 29,2019
Engineer Abdullahi Sule won the gubernatorial primaries for Nasarawa State of the All Progressive Congress on October 1, 2018. On 10 March 2019, Engineer Abdullahi Sule was declared as the Governor-elect of Nasarawa State at the 2019 Governorship Election which held on March 9, 2019. He was sworn in as governor of Nasarawa State on May 29,2019.
Below is a list of offices under the Executive Council
Office of the Governor : Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule The Executive Governor
Office of the Deputy Governor : Dr. Emmanuel Akabe
Office of the Secretary to the State Governor
Office of the Head of Service
Office of the Chief of Staff
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff