Executive powers reside in the Executive Council whose members comprise of The State Governor as Chairman and the Deputy Governor who are both elected for a tenure of 4 years.
The Governor appoints other members of the State Executive Council which include;
- The Secretary to the State Government
- The Secretary to the State Executive Council
- Special Advisers
- The Head of Service
- The Chief of Staff and;
- The Deputy Chief of Staff, with Permanent Secretaries occasionally in attendance.
The Executive arm is concerned with governance and implementation of programmes of Government as appropriated for by the Legislature.
Directly under the Executive Council is the State Economic Management Team that examines key issues of fiscal governance and makes proposals for consideration by the Executive Council which has its meetings on a weekly basis.
There are State Ministries, Extra-Ministerial Departments, Parastatals, and Agencies of the State Government (commonly called State MDAs). These are headed by Commissioners, Special Advisers, General Managers, Director-Generals, Executive Secretaries or Director as the designation may apply.