President of Nigeria

The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the head of state and head of government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The president of Nigeria is also the commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The president is elected in national elections which take place every four years. The offices, powers, and titles of the head of state and the head of government were officially merged into the office of the presidency under the 1979 Constitution of Nigeria. The current president, Muhammadu Buhari, took office on May 29, 2015, as the 15th president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.[2]

President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari

since May 29, 2015
Executive Branch of the Federal Government
StyleMr. President
His Excellency
Member ofFederal Executive Council
National Security Council
ResidenceAso Villa
SeatAbuja, F.C.T.
AppointerDirect popular election
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Nigeria
Inaugural holderNnamdi Azikiwe
FormationOctober 1, 1963
(57 years ago)
DeputyVice President of Nigeria
Salary30,000,000 annually[1]
Flag of the President as Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces
Former standard of the President