Ademola Rasaq Seriki Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Son, Nationality, State of Origin, Wikipedia, Tribe, Daughter, Family, Children, Cause of Death
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|Name:||Ademola Rasaq Seriki|
|Date of Birth:||November 30, 1959|
|Died:||December 15, 2022|
|Occupation:||Politician, Teacher, Businessman and Public Administrator|
|Net Worth:||$5 millions|
Ademola Rasaq Seriki Biography
Ademola Rasaq Seriki also known as Demola Seriki, (November 30, 1959 – December 15, 2022) was a Nigerian politician, teacher, businessman, and public administrator.
He served until his death as the Nigerian ambassador to Spain, a position he assumed in January 2021, with concurrent accreditation as a permanent representative of Nigeria to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
He previously served as Nigeria’s Minister of State for Defence. He died in Madrid, Spain in the early hours of Thursday, 15 December 2022, according to his children.
In 1978, Seriki started his career as a clerical officer in the Lagos City Council, City Hall, Lagos, and had a brief stint at the International Bank for West Africa Ltd (IBWA), now Afribank.
As a junior public servant, Seriki was not satisfied with his clerical job, because his secondary school qualification would not guarantee him promotion into the senior ranks of public service.
So, he proceeded to New York where he studied for and earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Management from the City University of New York. He also attended Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he completed a Senior Executive Education and earned a certificate in National and International Security.
Upon completion of his studies, from 1984 to 1986 Seriki became a teacher and counselor at New York’s John F. Kennedy High School, Walton High School, and Springfield Gardens High School, teaching accounting and business mathematics.
Seriki was a qualified teacher in business, accounting and mathematics.
From 1986 to 1987, he worked at the Rochester, New York, firm of Koskolowsky and Co. (certified public accountants), as Assistant Manager (Auditing). He was also Customer Representative/Assistant Manager at Dollar Dry Dock Bank, New York City.
In 1992, Seriki was the senatorial candidate for Lagos Central District constituency, on the platform of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC)
In 1998, he was elected a member of the federal House of Representatives from the Lagos Island federal constituency on the ticket of the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP).
This victory was short-lived, with the abrupt end of the General Abacha regime and the inception of General Abdulsalam Abubakar’s transitional regime.
With the emergence of the 4th Republic, he was appointed a National Fund Raising Committee member in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 1999 National elections. The PDP also appointed him as a member of the Candidate and Party Relations Committee for the Obasanjo/Atiku presidential election.
From 2000 to 2002, Demola Seriki emerged as the PDP Party Chairman of Lagos Island Local Government Area, and later, in 2003, as the party’s flag bearer to the House of Assembly, representing Lagos Island federal constituency. In 2005, he began serving as Secretary of the Lagos State PDP Disciplinary Committee.
In 2005, until 2006, he was appointed the Lagos State vice-chairman of the PDP, after which, in 2007, he campaigned to become senator for the Lagos Central senatorial district.
Seriki’s campaign sought to ensure education and gainful employment of youths in his district.
His political vision aimed to ensure quality education for youths in the rundown areas of his senatorial district, by gaining the support of the federal government through special federal government support schemes, to rejuvenate literacy in such densely populated parts of Lagos State described by him as the most cosmopolitan and populated in Nigeria. Seriki also sought to advance gender sensitivity in politics and in public service opportunities.
These key issues—along with housing, infrastructure development, and security—have remained cornerstones of his approach to politics.
In 2011, Seriki defected from the PDP to the Action Congress of Nigeria.
Ademola Rasaq Seriki has an estimated net worth of $5 millions.