Kayode Fayemi Biography: Age, Wife, Son, Family, Achievements & Net Worth

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Kayode Fayemi Biography

John Olukayode Fayemi, (born 9 February 1965) is a Nigerian politician who is currently serving as the governor of Ekiti State and chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in office since 16 October 2018. 

He previously served in office between 2010 and 2014 before losing re-election to Ayodele Fayose. 

He was also the Minister of Solid Minerals Development in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet from 11 November 2015 to 30 May 2018, when he resigned to contest for a second time as Governor of Ekiti State.

Profile Summary

Name:John Olukayode Folorunso Fayemi
Date of Birth:9 February 1965
Age: 57 years (2022)
State of Origin:Ekiti State
Son:Folajimi Amandla
Wife:Erelu Olabisi

Early Life and Education

John Olukayode Folorunso Fayemi popularly known as Kayode Fayemi, was born in Ibadan on 9 February 1965 to an Ekiti parentage from Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State.

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Kayode Fayemi had his primary education at ICC Primary School, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State between 1970-1975 and attended Christ’s School Ado Ekiti from 1975 to 1980. 

He later went on to receive degrees in History, Politics and International Relations from the University of Lagos and University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). 

From 1989 to 1992, he earned a Doctorate in War Studies from King’s College London, specializing in civil-military relations.

John Olukayode Folorunso Fayemi Career

After his service year, he served as a Research Officer at Development & Management Consultants in Ikeja between 1987-1989. 

When he moved to the UK to pursue his doctoral studies between 1991 to 1993 he worked as a Research Officer at the African Research and Information Bureau in London. 

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In 1992, he was a Tutorial Fellow at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London during his doctoral studies. 

Later between 1993 to 1995, he was the Strategy Development Adviser of Deptford City Challenge in London and later served as the Secretary General of the Media Empowerment for Africa (The Radio Foundation) in London between 1995-1997. 

He was also a journalist with The Guardian and City Tempo, and the Editor of Nigeria-Now, a defunct political monthly magazine.

In 1997, Fayemi returned to Nigeria where he established the Centre for Democracy and Development Centre for Democracy & Development, a research and training institution dedicated to the study and promotion of democratic development, peace-building and human security in Africa, where he served as Director from 1997 to 2006.

Kayode Fayemi has taught in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. 

He has also served as an adviser on transitional justice, regional integration, constitutionalism, security sector reform and civil-military relations issues to various governments, inter-governmental institutions and development agencies.

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He was the main technical adviser to Nigeria’s The Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission (Oputa Panel), which investigated past abuses and served on the Presidential Implementation Committees on Security Sector Reform, NEPAD and the Millennium Development Goals.

He was technical expert to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on small arms and light weapons and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on governance issues.

At other times he has served as a consultant to the OECD on Security Sector Reform and chaired the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s Committee of Experts on developing guiding principles and mechanisms of constitution making in Commonwealth Africa.

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Personal Life

In 1989, Fayemi got married to Erelu Olabisi Adeleye-Fayemi and the union was blessed with a son called Folajimi Amandla.

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Kayode Fayemi Net Worth

Kayode Fayemi is a Nigerian politician who is currently serving as the governor of Ekiti State. His net worth is not available.

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