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Vice President of Nigeria

The vice president of Nigeria is the second-in-command to the President of Nigeria in the Government of Nigeria. Officially styled Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the vice president is elected alongside the president in national elections. The office is currently held by Yemi Osinbajo.

Vice President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Seal of the Vice President of Nigeria
Incumbent
Yemi Osinbajo

since 29 May 2015
Executive Branch of the Federal Government
StyleMr. Vice President
His Excellency
The Honourable
Member ofFederal Executive Council
National Economic Council
National Security Council
ResidenceAkinola Aguda House
SeatAbuja, F.C.T.
NominatorPresidential candidate
AppointerDirect popular election
Term length4 years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Nigeria
Inaugural holderBabafemi Ogundipe (Military)
Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (Elected)
FormationJanuary 16, 1966
(55 years ago)
(1966-01-16)
SuccessionFirst
Salary12,126,000 annually
Websitestatehouse.gov.ng

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A person shall be eligible for the office of Vice President if he or she is a citizen of Nigeria by birth, at least 40 years of age, is a member of a political party and is sponsored by that political party'

The Constitution of Nigeria specifies an oath of office for the Vice President of the federation. The oath is administered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria or the person for the time being appointed to exercise the functions of that office. It is the same oath recited by Deputy State Governors, Ministers, Commissioners and Special Advisers to the President:

I, do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that as Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will discharge my duties to the best of my ability, faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will strive to preserve the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions, that I will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will; that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. So help me God.

The executive functions of the Nigerian vice president includes participation in all cabinet meetings and, by statute, membership in the National Security Council, the National Defence Council, Federal Executive Council, and the Chairman of National Economic Council. Although the vice president may take an active role in establishing policy in the Executive Branch by serving on such committees and councils, the relative power of the Nigerian vice president's office depends upon the duties delegated by the president.

Name Head of State/President Inaugurated Left office Political party Notes
Babafemi Ogundipe (1924-1971) JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi 16 January 1966 29 July 1966 Military Deposed in a coup
Joseph Edet Akinwale Wey (1918-1991) Yakubu Gowon 29 July 1966 29 July 1975 Military Deposed in a coup
Olusegun Obasanjo (1937-) Murtala Mohammed 29 July 1975 13 February 1976 Military Became Head of State after the assassination of Murtala
Shehu Musa Yar'Adua (1943-1997) Olusegun Obasanjo 13 February 1976 30 September 1979 Military Handed over to civilian government
Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (1932-2017) Shehu Shagari 1 October 1979 31 December 1983 National Party of Nigeria Deposed in a coup
Tunde Idiagbon (1943-1999) Muhammadu Buhari 31 December 1983 27 August 1985 Military Deposed in a coup
Ebitu Ukiwe (1940-) Ibrahim Babangida 27 August 1985 October 1986 Military Resigned
Augustus Aikhomu (1939-2011) Ibrahim Babangida October 1986 27 August 1993 Military Handed over to interim government
Oladipo Diya (1944-) Sani Abacha 17 November 1993 21 December 1997 Military Deposed and arrested for attempted coup
Michael Akhigbe (1946-2013) Abdulsalami Abubakar 9 June 1998 29 May 1999 Military Handed over to civilian government
Atiku Abubakar (1946-) Olusegun Obasanjo 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 Peoples Democratic Party Stepped down after expiration of term
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (1957-) Umaru Musa Yar'Adua 29 May 2007 5 May 2010 Peoples Democratic Party Became President after the death of Yar'Adua
Namadi Sambo (1954-) Goodluck Ebele Jonathan 19 May 2010 29 May 2015 Peoples Democratic Party Stepped down after expiration of term
Yemi Osinbajo (1957-) Muhammadu Buhari 29 May 2015 All Progressives Congress Incumbent

*Chief of Staff, Supreme HQ; Chief of General Staff, Deputy Military Head of State, and de facto Vice President

There are currently (since March 23, 2019) five living Vice Presidents of Nigeria since the first Vice President of Nigeria was appointed after the first military coup on January 15, 1966.

  1. Ibeh, Nnenna (30 May 2015). "Buhari to earn N14 million as annual salary, allowances". Premium Times. Retrieved30 May 2015.

Vice President of Nigeria
Vice President of Nigeria Language Watch Edit The vice president of Nigeria is the second in command to the President of Nigeria in the Government of Nigeria Officially styled Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria the vice president is elected alongside the president in national elections The office is currently held by Yemi Osinbajo Vice President of the Federal Republic of NigeriaSeal of the Vice President of NigeriaIncumbent Yemi Osinbajo since 29 May 2015Executive Branch of the Federal GovernmentStyleMr Vice President His Excellency The HonourableMember ofFederal Executive Council National Economic Council National Security CouncilResidenceAkinola Aguda HouseSeatAbuja F C T NominatorPresidential candidateAppointerDirect popular electionTerm length4 years renewable onceConstituting instrumentConstitution of NigeriaInaugural holderBabafemi Ogundipe Military Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme Elected FormationJanuary 16 1966 55 years ago 1966 01 16 SuccessionFirstSalary 12 126 000 annually 1 Websitestatehouse wbr gov wbr ngContents 1 Eligibility 2 Oath of office 3 Functions of the vice president of Nigeria 4 List of vice presidents 5 Post vice presidency 6 See also 7 ReferencesEligibility EditA person shall be eligible for the office of Vice President if he or she is a citizen of Nigeria by birth at least 40 years of age is a member of a political party and is sponsored by that political party Oath of office EditThe Constitution of Nigeria specifies an oath of office for the Vice President of the federation The oath is administered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria or the person for the time being appointed to exercise the functions of that office It is the same oath recited by Deputy State Governors Ministers Commissioners and Special Advisers to the President I do solemnly swear affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria that as Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria I will discharge my duties to the best of my ability faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law and always in the interest of the sovereignty integrity solidarity well being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that I will strive to preserve the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions that I will to the best of my ability preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that I will abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that in all circumstances I will do right to all manner of people according to law without fear or favour affection or ill will that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria So help me God Functions of the vice president of Nigeria EditThe executive functions of the Nigerian vice president includes participation in all cabinet meetings and by statute membership in the National Security Council the National Defence Council Federal Executive Council and the Chairman of National Economic Council Although the vice president may take an active role in establishing policy in the Executive Branch by serving on such committees and councils the relative power of the Nigerian vice president s office depends upon the duties delegated by the president List of vice presidents EditName Head of State President Inaugurated Left office Political party NotesBabafemi Ogundipe 1924 1971 JTU Aguiyi Ironsi 16 January 1966 29 July 1966 Military Deposed in a coupJoseph Edet Akinwale Wey 1918 1991 Yakubu Gowon 29 July 1966 29 July 1975 Military Deposed in a coupOlusegun Obasanjo 1937 Murtala Mohammed 29 July 1975 13 February 1976 Military Became Head of State after the assassination of MurtalaShehu Musa Yar Adua 1943 1997 Olusegun Obasanjo 13 February 1976 30 September 1979 Military Handed over to civilian governmentAlex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme 1932 2017 Shehu Shagari 1 October 1979 31 December 1983 National Party of Nigeria Deposed in a coupTunde Idiagbon 1943 1999 Muhammadu Buhari 31 December 1983 27 August 1985 Military Deposed in a coupEbitu Ukiwe 1940 Ibrahim Babangida 27 August 1985 October 1986 Military ResignedAugustus Aikhomu 1939 2011 Ibrahim Babangida October 1986 27 August 1993 Military Handed over to interim governmentOladipo Diya 1944 Sani Abacha 17 November 1993 21 December 1997 Military Deposed and arrested for attempted coupMichael Akhigbe 1946 2013 Abdulsalami Abubakar 9 June 1998 29 May 1999 Military Handed over to civilian governmentAtiku Abubakar 1946 Olusegun Obasanjo 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 Peoples Democratic Party Stepped down after expiration of termGoodluck Ebele Jonathan 1957 Umaru Musa Yar Adua 29 May 2007 5 May 2010 Peoples Democratic Party Became President after the death of Yar AduaNamadi Sambo 1954 Goodluck Ebele Jonathan 19 May 2010 29 May 2015 Peoples Democratic Party Stepped down after expiration of termYemi Osinbajo 1957 Muhammadu Buhari 29 May 2015 All Progressives Congress Incumbent Chief of Staff Supreme HQ Chief of General Staff Deputy Military Head of State and de facto Vice PresidentPost vice presidency EditThere are currently since March 23 2019 five living Vice Presidents of Nigeria since the first Vice President of Nigeria was appointed after the first military coup on January 15 1966 Former President Olusegun Obasanjo 1975 1976 under General Murtala Muhammed age 82 Former Vice President Ebitu Ukiwe 1985 1986 under General Ibrahim Babangida age 79 Former Vice President Oladipo Diya 1993 1997 under General Sani Abacha age 74 Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar 1999 2007 under President Olusegun Obasanjo age 72 Former President Goodluck Jonathan 2007 2010 under President Umaru Musa Yar adua age 61 Former Vice President Namadi Sambo 2010 2015 under President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan age 64 See also Edit Nigeria portal Politics portal List of Governors General of Nigeria List of heads of state of Nigeria List of heads of government of NigeriaReferences Edit Ibeh Nnenna 30 May 2015 Buhari to earn N14 million as annual salary allowances Premium Times Retrieved 30 May 2015 This article about government in Nigeria is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte This government job related article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Vice President of Nigeria amp oldid 1038485279, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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