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Kayode Fayemi

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Kayode Fayemi Basic Information

Stage Name: Kayode Fayemi
Real Name: John Olukayode Folorunso Fayemi
Occupation: Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: 9 February 1965 (59) Years Old
Place of Birth: Ibadan, Western Region, Nigeria (now in Oyo State, Nigeria)
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Married
Education: ICC Primary School, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State

Christ’s School Ado Ekiti

University of Lagos

University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University)

Height: N/A
Net Worth: $300M

Kayode Fayemi Biography

Nigerian politician John Olukayode Fayemi CON, born on February 9, 1965, held the office of governor of Ekiti State from 2018 to 2022. He held office from 2010 to 2014 before losing to Ayodele Fayose in the race for reelection.

From 11 November 2015 to 30 May 2018, he served as President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet’s Minister of Solid Minerals Development before resigning to run for a second term as governor of Ekiti State. Since September 9th, 2022, he has served as the inaugural president of the Forum of Regions of Africa (FORAF).

Kayode Fayemi, Yours Truly, People, February 26, 2024

Family

Parents

In the Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi was born to Ekiti parents from Isan-Ekiti. Besides that, no further information is known about the politician’s parents.

Children

Folajimi Fayemi, Kayode’s only child with his wife, was born in 1994. That is about all that is known about their child.

Kayode Fayemi, Yours Truly, People, February 26, 2024

Wife

Born on June 11, 1963, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a feminist activist, author, and policy supporter who is Nigerian and British. From 2018 to 2022, she served as the first lady of Ekiti State in Nigeria as the wife of Kayode Fayemi, the governor of that state. During her husband’s first stint in office, she previously held the position of first lady from 2010 until 2014.

She was a co-founder of the first Pan-African grant-making organization, the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), in 2001. She was hired as a visiting senior research fellow at King’s College, University of London in 2017, and she currently serves as a UN Women Nigeria Senior Advisor. She serves as the CEO of Above Whispers Limited and oversees the operation of Abovewhispers.com.

Kayode Fayemi, Yours Truly, People, February 26, 2024

Lifestyle

Net Worth

One of the wealthiest people in Ekiti State is John Olukayode Fayemi, who has an estimated net worth of $300 million.

Cars

JFK’s private cars are not known to the media.

House

Besides the Ekiti State government house where he’s been living during his tenure as governor, there is no mention of houses in care of the politician.

Education

Fayemi received his primary education at the ICC Primary School in Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State from 1970 to 1975, and from 1975 to 1980, he attended Christ’s School in Ado, Ekiti. Later on, he graduated from the Universities of Lagos and Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) with degrees in history, politics, and international relations. He received his doctorate in conflict studies at King’s College London between 1989 and 1992, with a focus on civil-military relations.

Health Center

The Ekiti State Government has denied the claim that the outgoing governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, spent N91 billion on a main medical facility that is currently closed. The accusation, according to the commissioner for health, Br Oyebanji Filani, “is outrageously false and intended to misinform the public.”

Political Career

Fayemi entered partisan politics in 2006, ahead of the 2007 election, when he ran for Governor of Ekiti State under the defunct Action Congress. After three and a half years of legal wrangling, the appeal court in Kwara state ruled Fayemi the legitimately elected Governor of Ekiti State on October 15, 2010, therefore ending Olusegun Oni’s administration as the state’s then-Governor.

Daily Trust, a national daily, described the electoral journey in an editorial titled, Closure to Ekiti 2007 Governorship Saga, which was published on Friday, 22 October 2010.

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