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Kemi Adeosun Bio, Biography, Age, Husband (Niyi Adeosun), Children, Education, NYSC Certificate Scandal, Resignation

14th September 2018 Kemi Adeosun resigns as Minister of Finance due to the NYSC Certificate forgery scandal.

Kemi Adeosun Biography

Kemi Adeosun Bio

Kemi Adeosun was born on 9th March 1967. She is the former Finance Minister of Nigeria and former chairman of the board of African Export-Import Bank (AfreximBank). On 14 September 2018 Kemi Adeosun resigned as Minister of Finance due to the NYSC Certificate forgery scandal.

Kemi Adeosun Personal details

Kemi Adeosun Born 9 March 1967 (age 51)
London, England
Kemi Adeosun Age 51 years old as of 2018
Kemi Adeosun Husband Niyi Adeosun (m. 1997-to date)
Kemi Adeosun Children 3 Children
Kemi Adeosun Nationality Nigerian
Kemi Adeosun Education University of East London
Kemi Adeosun Profession Chartered Accountant
Minister of Finance
In office
11 November 2015 – 14 September 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari
Preceded by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Kemi Adeosun Early life and education

Kemi was born in London, England to Nigerian parents from Ogun State. She went to the University of East London earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. She later did a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1994.

Kemi Adeosun Career Highlights

  • 1989-1990 – Commenced her career as an accounting assistant at British Telecom, London.
  • 1990-1993- Moved to Goodman Jones, London, working as a Senior audit officer.
  • 1994-2000 – Manager of Internal Audit at London Underground, London and Prism Consulting.
  • 2000-2002 – PricewaterhouseCoopers, London as Senior Manager.
  • In 2002, Kemi became financial controller at Chapel Hill Denham Management and subsequently, Managing Director in 2010.
  • 2010-2011 – Worked with Quo Vadis Partnership as Managing Director, she was appointed Ogun State’s Commissioner of Finance 2011. Kemi maintained this role from 2011 to 2015.
  • In November 2015 – September 2018 – Minister of Finance by President Muhammadu Buhari. During the annual general meeting of Afreximbank in Abuja to commemorate its 25th anniversary, Adeosun was elected chairman of the board of the bank. Kemi succeeded the outgoing chairman Ndagijimana Uzziel, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Rwanda.

Kemi Adeosun NYSC Certificate Scandal

On 7 July 2018 Nigerian online newspaper Premium Times alleged that Adeosun had illegally obtained her NYSC exemption certificate to get into public office. On 9 July, NYSC Director of Press and Public relations, Adeyemi Adenike released a statement that confirmed that Adeosun legitimately submitted a request for an exemption certificate, but also stated that investigations were still ongoing to verify the approval of the exemption certificate.

Kemi Adeosun Resignation

On 14 September 2018 Kemi Adeosun resigned as Minister of Finance due to the NYSC Certificate forgery scandal.

Kemi Adeosun Political Association

After officially being non-partisan throughout her career, Kemi Adeosun joined Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on 5 May 2018.

Kemi Adeosun Husband

Niyi Adeosun and Kemi Adeosun got married in the 1980s in London. Kemi’s Husband is a Businessman and consultant. The couple has 3 children.


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