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This study determined the perceived effect of governance change on employees’ job satisfaction in the Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. The population of the study was the employees of the Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select one hundred and five (105) respondents for the study. Data were sourced primarily with the use of a structured questionnaire and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The mean age of respondents was 37 years (Standard deviation =7.15); about 68.6 percent of the respondents were male and 32 percent of the respondents had less than 4 years of work experience with mean age and standard deviation of 8.48 years and 6.02 respectively. On respondents’ perceived effects of governance change on job satisfaction, majority (89.5percent) and (87.2percent) classified effects of change in governance on work efficiency and career progression to be positive with the mean of 2.76 and 2.69 respectively. The major aspects of employees job satisfaction that has been affected by change in governance over the time were promotional policy (x̅=2.72) and leave rules/organizational policies on rules (x̅=2.62). There was a positive and significant relationship between perceived effect of governance change and job satisfaction of the Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture employees (r=0.582**, p<0.01). Change in governance should be encouraged because different government adopts different governance approaches that add efficiency to the work of the employees.