The Governing Council has statutory power by law and bears the ultimate responsibility for the progress and development of the institution.  The Council makes major policy decisions and evolves all the necessary criteria with specific emphasis on the planning and the development of physical facilities and assets.

The first Governing Council for the Polytechnic was constituted in February, 1981 with Alhaji Y.A.B Olatunji as the Chairman.

LIST OF GOVERNING COUNCIL CHAIRMEN
S/N NAME YEAR
1 Alh. Chief Y. A. Bo. Olatunji 1981 – 1982
2 Alh. Sani Zagon Daura 1983 – 1983
3 Prof. Buba M. Bajoga 1984 – 1985
4 Prof. J. O. C. Ezeilo CON 1986 – 1989
5 Alh. Rasheed A. Folami MFR 1989 – 1993
6 Hon. Chief mathias O. Omeh 2000 – 2003
7 Prince Tom Anuge (JP) 2005 – 2007
8 Engr. Sa’ad Maliki 2009 – 2011 2009 – 2011
9 Alh. Adamu Ahmed Abdulkadir 2013 – 2016 2013 – 2016
10 Alhaji Abubakar Dantata 2017 – 2020 2017 – 2020
FIRST GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
(FEBRUARY 1981 – DECEMBER 1982)
S/N NAME POSITION
1 Alhaji (Chief) Y.A.B. Olatunji Chairman
2 Mr. G.K. Omamuli Member
3 Alhaji S.A. Ayantunji Member
4 Alhaji Amadu Malle Member
5 Mr. Emeka Ogwuru Member
6 Mrs. Joyce Coker Member
7 Dr. Umary G. Benna Member
8 Engr. M.E. Essien Member
9 Mallam Kadir Mamman Member
10 Alhaji Aliko Mohammed Member
11 Engr. S.O. Ajose Member
12 Chief G.M. Nkwoagwu Member
13 Engr. M.O. Anyiam (Rector) Member
SECOND GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
(JANUARY 1983 – DECEMBER, 1983)
S/N NAME POSITION
1 Alhaji Sani Zagon Daura Chairman
2 Chief G.M. Nkwuagu Member
3 Engr. S.O. Ajose Member
4 Alhaji S.A. Ayantunji Member
5 Alhaji G.K. Amadu Malle Member
6 Chief G.K. Omamuli Member
7 Alhaji A.K. Alkali Member
8 Miss V.I. Coker Member
9 Engr. M.E. Essien (Acting Rector) Member
10 Alhaji A.K. Mamman Member
11 Alhaji Aliko Mohammed Member
12 Dr. U.G. Benna Member
THIRD GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
(OCTOBER, 1984 – NOVEMBER 1985)
S/N NAME POSITION
1 Prof. B. Bajoga Chairman
2 Chief (Mrs) Stella O. Odesanya (MFR) Member
3 Engr. Madu Kagu Member
4 Prof. A. Nwachukwu Member
5 Chief J.O. Mejabi (OON) Member
6 Chief Enegide Nwaiku Member
7 Dr. Musa Sulaiman Member
8 Mr. Joab Kalla Member
9 Mr. A.A. Adenubi Member
10 Alhaji B. Abdullah Member
11 Alhaji Y.O. Odutola Member
12 Alhaji Yerima Giade Member
13 Mr. Moshood A. Raji Member
14 Engr. A. Umar Member
15 Engr. Aminu Aliyu (Rector) Member
FOURTH GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
(SEPTEMBER 1986 – JULY 1989)
S/N NAME POSITION
1 Prof. J.O. Ezeilo CON FAS Chairman
2 Dr. Hamman Tukur Sa’ad Member
3 Chief (Mrs) Stella O. Odesanya (MFR) Member
4 Alhaji Y.A. Odutola Member
5 Mr. A.A. Adenubi Member
6 Engr. Zubairu Yakubu Member
7 Alhaji Aliyu Maisango Member
8 Engr. Aminu Aliyu (Rector) Member
9 Mr. Moshood Raji Member
10 Mr. F.C.N. Ekweozor (June 1985 – Jan. 1988) Member
11 Mr. Joab Kalla Member
12 Dr. Musa Sulaiman Member
13 Alhaji Baba Gana (Chiroman Fika) Member
14 Chief J.O. Mejabi (OON) Member
15 Chief Enejide Nwaiku Member
16 Mr. E. O. Azulike Member
17 M. J.H. Hon (Feb. 1988 – July 1989) Member
FIFTH GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
(AUGUST, 1989 – AUGUST, 1993)
S/N NAME POSITION
1 Alhaji R.A. Folami Chairman
2 Mr. S.N. Nmodu Member
3 Dr. F.A. Ndubisi Member
4 Prof. H.T. Sa’ad Member
5 Engr. Zubairu Yakubu Member
6 Alhaji (Chief) Babs Animashaun Member
7 Chief (Dr) Orji Ozor Kalu Member
8 Alhaji Aliyu Mai Sango Member
9 Mr. V.A.O.B. Da Costa Member
10 Alhaji K.O. Ipaye Member
11 Mr. R.A. Elakhe Member
12 Chief S.C.O. Odumah Member
13 Alhaji Aminu Z. Rafindadi Member
14 Engr. (Dr.) M.L. Audu (Rector) Member
SIXTH GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
(1999 TO 2003)
S/N NAME POSITION
1 1. Hon. (Chief) M.O. Omeh Chairman
2 2. Barr. Suemo-Chia Member
3 3. Col. A.a. Yero Member
4 4. Alhaji M.A. Mayalo Member
5 5. Alhaji U.Y. Mada Member
6 6. Mr. J.A. Alerege Member
7 7. Mr. J.A. Owolabi Member
8 8. Mrs. A.Y. Tahir Member
9 9. Mrs. H.A. Tukur Member
10 10. Hon. M.O. Essien Member
11 11. Surv. Ibrahim S. Jahun (Rector) Member
12 12. Alhaji L. Ibrahim (Registrar) Secretary
SEVENTH GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
(2005 TO 2009)
S/N NAME POSITION
1 Prince Tom Anuge (JP) Chairman
2 Mrs. Joy Okechuku Member
3 Elder O. E. Ogban Member
4 Alh. (Hon.) M. Mapindi Member
5 Lady (Chief) Comfort Agwu Member
6 Alh. Ahmed Tahir Member
7 Engr. Umar Muh’d Goni Member
8 Alh. Umar Aliyu Member
9 Engr. (Dr) A. G. Alkali Member
10 Surv. I. S. Jahun Member
11 Engr. J. D. Konni Member
12 Alh. L. Ibrahim Secretary

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EIGHTH GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
(2009 TO 2012)
S/N NAME POSITION
1 Engr. Sa’adu Maliki Chairman
2 Mrs. A. M. Oyerinde Member
3 Arc. Waziri Bulama Member
4 Mr. Vincent O. Dike Member
5 Alh. Idris Abubakar Member
6 Hon. Edu Lawrence E. Member
7 Higgins Peters Member
8 Hajiya Aisha Y. Tahir Member
9 Mal. S. C. Muhammad Member
10 Alh. Sanusi Aliyu Umar Member
11 Alh. Mahmod A. Mahmod Member
12 Engr. Dr. S. M. Musa Member
13 Alh. L. Ibrahim Secretatry
NINETH GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
(2013 TO 2016)
S/N NAME POSITION
1 Alh. Adamu Ahmed Abdulkadir Chairman
2 Alh. Muhammad Maccido Member
3 Alh. Babangida Shehu Maihula Member
4 Alh. Adamu T. Usman Member
5 Barr. Godwin N. Okereke Member
6 Barr. Garba Tumaka Member
7 Alh. Muhammed Tukur Giwa Member
8 Alh. Sulaiman Sa’adu Gwarzo Member
9 Mr. G. O. Amodupe Member
10 Mrs. H. T. Irorakpor Member
11 Engr. Dr. S. M. Musa (Rector) Member
12 Haj. Rakiya U. Maleka (Registrar) Secretary
TENTH GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
(2017 TO 2020)
S/N NAME POSITION
1 Alh. Abubakar Dantata Chairman
2 Alh. Ibrahim Ashu Abubakar Member
3 Alh. Yusuf Mamman Bature Member
4 Barr. Prof. Bagoni Alhaji Bukar Member
5 Dr. Peter A. Oti Member
6 Mr. Jonathan Onigbinde Member
7 Alhaji Sani Usman Member
8 Hussaini H. Muhammad Member
9 Dr. Kareem A. Lateef Member
10 Haj. Safiya Yusuf Member
11 Arc. Sanusi Waziri Gumau (Rector) Member
12 Haj. Rakiya U. Maleka (Registrar) Secretary