Politics in Nigeria is a dirty game and those who play it are called politicians. These set of people are rich or wealthy, earning or looting money through the stroke of their signatures. You might want to know who are the richest politicians in Nigeria 2018 and their net worth
These days, politicians are the richest people in Nigeria and they are also involve in business activities apart from politics . If you are very observant then you would understand that most of the Nigerian businesses are owned by either politicians or they have a share in them. It no longer news that the richest people in Nigeria today are politicians and one of the most asked question is “Who is the Richest Politician in Nigeria”?
A politician is a person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office. Just like may other countries in Africa, Nigeria is well known for flamboyant and wealthy politicians who are typically found of appearing less than they are actually worth in public.
Nigerian politicians are the richest people in the country today and the same is also applicable to most developing countries. On the other hand, the richest people in the developed countries are not literally in the political class as they engage themselves in other things that brings them money. We are already aware that the richest people in Nigeria are politicians, that takes us to the question, Who is a politicians?
In no particular order, below is the list of top 10 richest politicians in Nigeria currently in 2018.
He is popularly called “IBB” and believed to be the richest politician in the country by many people. Ibrahim Babangida was born August 17, 1941 in Minna, Niger State and was popular as a very strict and tactical military man. He was a Nigerian one time head of state (1985-1993), his name is on record for annuling the June 12 Election that saw MKO Abiola as the winner. IBB, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida was also one of the coup plotters that overthrew General Muhammadu Buhari, the current president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is one of the most popular man in the history of Nigerian politics and he’s reported to own one of the most expensive houses in Africa – a multi-billion dollar mansion in Niger state.
Olusegun Obasanjo is a famous Nigerian politician that is referred to as “OBJ” or “Baba”. He was the head of state that voluntarily gave up power to the civilian government. He later became the president of Nigeria for 8 good years under the umbrella of the People Democratic party (PDP). Obasanjo is one of the most influential politicians in Yoruba land. He was once the president of Nigeria under military regime between from 1976 to 1979 and was equitably chosen as civilian president between May 1999 to May 2007. Olusegun Obasanjo hails from Ogun state and the Proud owner of the Otta Farm.
Rochas Okorocha was born on 22 September 1962 and he’s a multi-billionaire who hails from Imo state, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian multi billionaire businessman, politician and philanthropist who has contributed a lot to Nigerian Government. He is the incumbent Governor of Imo state and the Founder of Rochas Foundation, Charity organistion comprising a number of special schools that spread all over the country. The school gives scholarship to the less privileged children across Nigerian .
Ben Murray-Bruce is a Nigerian politician currently representing Bayelsa East constituency in the house of senate (began May 2015). This man is considered the most social politician in Nigeria because of his activeness in social media platforms. Ben Murray-Bruce is not just a politician, he is also a business mogul and a motivational speaker who has inspired so many people. He was the Director General of Nigerian Television Authority from 1999 to 2003.
Atiku Abubakar is undoubtedly the most popular vice president Nigeria has ever had. He was Obasanjo’s vice from May 1999 – May 2007. He was a former real estate business man and yet a customs officer and he has a logistics company. Atiku Abubakar founded American University of Nigeria (AUN) in 2005. He was also a former presidential aspirant.
It is very obvious that Bola Ahmed Tinubu is presently the most successful Lagos state politician. Jagaban as he is often called, is the best government official in Lagos state. Conceived on 29 March 1952, he was a former representative and former Lagos state senator before he was prevailing by Babatunde Raji Fashola. He currently the most influential politician from South West. He is the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State (both are chieftaincy titles). He was a Governor in Lagos state before and his wife is a serving senator in the country.
Dino Melaye is the most controversial Nigerian politician who is always in the news all the time. Melaye is a senator representing Kogi east. He has held nothing less than 5 offices in different political levels in Nigeria. The top Nigerian politician recently earned the name “Mr Fix it” for his rants about how poorly Nigerian politics is being run. He is a Nigerian Politician, Lawmaker and member of the 8th National Assembly, representing Kogi West. He is one of those few Nigerian politicians that flaunts wealth on Social media.
8. Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah is a Nigerian politician and entrepreneur from south east. He is the proud founder of Capital oil and gas, as well as the Authority newspaper who made his first million at the age of 19. He has invested into may areas including spare part export company, a real estate company, a transport company, an oil & gas company, and a football team.
9. Rotimi Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi is one of the most popular Nigerian politician who was born on 27 May 1965. Rotimi Amaechi was the Rivers State governor for two terms from May 2007 to May 2015. He was also speaker, House of Assembly between 1999 to 2007. He is now the current minister for transportation, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
10. Adamu Mu’Azu
Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu served as the governor of Bauchi State from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is also the former PDP National Working Committee chairman. He was a business man before he joined politics . He was at the middle of a lot of controversies especially at the second term of his governorship career.