Kemi Nelson Biography, Age, Networth, Career, Spouse, Family, Education.

Who is Kemi Nelson?

Olukemi “Kemi” Nelson (9 February 1956 – 17 July 2022) was a Nigerian politician and socialite. She was the Executive Director of the Nigerian Insurance Social Trust Fund (NSTIF).

Kemi Nelson
Executive Director, Nigerian Insurance Trust Fund (NSTIF)
In office
2019–2022
Appointed by Muhammadu Buhari
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation
In office
1999–2003
Appointed by Bola Tinubu
Personal details
Born
Olukemi Nelson

9 February 1956

Died 17 July 2022 (aged 66)
Political party All Progressives Congress
Spouse Adeyemi Nelson
Children 3
Education

How Old is Kemi Nelson?

She was born on the 9th of February 1956.

Early life and education

Nelson was born in Lagos on 9 February 1956 and attended Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode for her secondary education. For her tertiary education, she attended the School of Nursing at the University College Hospital Ibadan where she qualified as a Registered Nurse and Midwife. She got an MBA in Financial Management and a Diploma in Law from the Lagos State University Ojo.

Political career

In the 1980s, Nelson joined the now defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. She was the senatorial candidate for the Lagos West Senatorial district in 1992 and was defeated at the polls by Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In 1998, during the regime of General Abacha, she contested the Ikeja Federal Constituency in the house of assembly, this time, as a member of UNCP. She won the election but it was truncated by the death of General Abacha.

In 1999, she joined Alliance for Democracy (AD), and from 1999 to 2003, she served as the Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation during the tenure of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and has served as the Women Leader of Lagos State Chapter of The All Progressives Congress (APC) and was later made the South West Women Leader of APC.

She was the only female serving member of the Lagos State Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).

She was the Executive Director of Operations of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and previously headed the Ministry of Establishment, Training, and Job Creation.

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Personal life

She was married to Adeyemi Nelson, a retired director of the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs. They married in 1987 and have three children. She is known for her low-cut hairstyle and her unique headgear.

Kemi Nelson’s Death

She died on 17 July 2022 at the age of 66.

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Net Worth

Undisclosed

References

  1. Jump up to:a b Ricketts, Olushola. “Again, Kemi Nelson opts for low-key birthday”The Nation.
  2. Jump up to:a b c Raphael. “Lagos political bigwigs celebrate Kemi Nelson”The Sun (Nigeria).
  3. Jump up to:a b Akinwale, Funsho. “Kemi Nelson gets federal appointment”The Guardian (Nigeria). Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  4. ^ Ojekunle, Aderemi (3 August 2019). “31 of the most high-profile female appointees in Buhari’s government”Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  5. ^ “CHIEF (MRS) OLUKEMI NELSON”Pro-Health HMO. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  6. Jump up to:a b c d e f Abatti, Tolani (16 February 2016). “Kemi Nelson turns 60, disappoints friends”Encomium. Retrieved 9 March 2021.

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