10 Things You Don’t Know About Nigeria’s Minister Of Finance, Kemi Adeosun
Kemi Adeosun was an investment banker and was appointed by President Buhari as the Minister of Finance at a time when the Nigerian economy is in a critical condition due to the falling crude oil prices. She is a UK-trained accountant and has served as the commissioner of finance in Ogun state where she helped to raise taxes and also improved the finances of the state. She was actually an unexpected choice for the ministry of finance.
Below are 10 things you don’t know about Kemi Adeosun.
1. Born and raised in London
She was born in 1967 in London. She is the third in a family of four siblings and had most of her education in the UK. She often travel to Nigeria with her family.
2. Her father was a civil servant
Her dad was a civil servant in the United Kingdom where he worked as a civil engineer.
3. Adeousn was the former Commissioner of Finance in Ogun State
She was served as a commissioner of finance in Ogun State between 2011 and 2015. She helped the state to raise taxes and improve its finances.
4. She’s in support of Nigeria’s foreign exchange restrictions
Shortly before being appointed, she told reporters that she was in support of the country’s decision to restrict foreign exchange in order to help the economy. This however did not excite foreign companies that have been trying to lure Nigeria to reverse its decision.Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun issues tough fiscal guidelines at the Nigerian Senate