NameTitleAssumed officeLeft officeParty
Brigadier Mobolaji JohnsonGovernor27 May 1967July 1975Military
Commodore Adekunle LawalGovernorJuly 19751977Military
Commodore Ndubuisi KanuGovernor1977July 1978Military
Commodore Ebitu UkiweGovernorJuly 1978October 1979Military
Alhaji Lateef JakandGovernorOctober 1979December 1983Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)
Air Commodore Gbolahan MudasiruGovernorJanuary 1984August 1986Military
Navy Captain Mike AkhigbeGovernorAugust 1986July 1988Military
Brigadier General Raji RasakiGovernorJuly 1988January 1992Military
Sir Michael OtedolaGovernorJanuary 1992November 1993National Republican Convention (NRC)
Colonel Olagunsoye OyinlolaGovernor9 December 199322 August 1996Military
Colonel Mohammed Buba MarwaGovernor22 Aug 199629 May 1999Military
Asiwaju Bola TinubuGovernor29 May 199929 May 2007Alliance for Democracy (AD)
Mr Babatunde FasholaGovernor29 May 200729 May 2015Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)
Mr Akinwunmi AmbodeGovernor29 May 201529 May 2019All Progressives Congress (APC)
Mr Babajide Sanwo-OluGovernor29 May 2019IncumbentAll Progressives Congress (APC)