List of Nigerian First Ladies Since (1960-Date)

Listing of the Nigerian First Ladies ever since Nigeria independence in 1960 till date is given in this posting. Nigerian gained her independence from the British Colony in 1st, October of 1960. Ever since, Nigerian has had several First Ladies actively involved to help out with some sections of the Nigerian governance.

Nigeria has transitioned from the Military rule to democratic system of Governance. In this page, the First ladies that served both under the Military and Democratic governance are given.

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Without further ado, here are the listings of numerous First Ladies of Nigerian from 1960-Date:

List of Nigerian First Ladies Since 1960

Nigerian First Ladies from 1960-Date:

  1. Flora Azikiwe (October 1963 – 16 January 1966)
  2. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi (16 January 1966 – 29 July 1966)
  3. Victoria Gowon (1 August 1966 – 29 July 1975)
  4. Ajoke Mohammed (29 July 1975 – 13 February 1976)
  5. Esther Oluremi Obasanjo (13 February 1976 – 1 October 1979)
  6. Absence of First Lady, Polygamist Head of State (1 October 1979 31 December 1983)
  7. Safinatu Buhari (31 December 1983 – 27 August 1985)
  8. Maryam Babangida (27 August 1985 – 26 August 1993)
  9. Margaret Shonekan (26 August 1993 17 – November 1993)
  10. Maryam Abacha (17 November 1993 – 8 June 1998)
  11. Fati Lami Abubakar (8 June 1998 – 29 May 1999)
  12. Stella Obasanjo (29 May 1999 – 23 October 2005 (Lost Her Life in Office))
  13. Turai Yar’Adua (29 May 2007 – 9 February 2010)
  14. Patience Jonathan (9 February 2010 – 6 May 2010)
  15. Patience Jonathan (6 May 2010 – 29 May 2015)
  16. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari (29 May 2015 – Present).
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