ADENIJI, Amb. Oluyemi

Born July 22, 1934

Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State




B.A. (Hons)

Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Margaret Olubunmi Adeniji nee Noah 1962
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 1
Profession diplomat,
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Nigerian Ambassador to Austria, 1976-77; Ambassador to Switzerland 1977-81; Nigerian Permanent Representative to the UN Office, Geneva, 1977-81; Director for European Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos, 1981-83; member, Advisory Board, UN Secretary- General on Disarmament, since 1982; Director-General for International Organizations, Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos, 1984-87; appointed Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of France, since August 1987; President, The United Nations Conference on Specific Inhumane Weapons, 1979-80; Chairman, The UN General Assembly Special Session on Disarmament, 1982. Foreign Minister of Nigeria from July 2003 to June 2006, then Internal Affairs Minister from 21 June 2006 to May 2007.

Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, 1947-52, Nigerian College of Arts., Science and Technology, Ibadan, 1954-56, University of Ibadan, 1956-60;

Commander of the Order of the Niger

Scientists, The Arms Race And Disarmament, co-author (UNESCO, 1982);

tennis, squash, music

Adeniji has a degree in History. He joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in July 1960. He served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nigerian embassies in Washington, D.C., Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Accra, Ghana. He retired from service in 1991 after serving as the Director-General of the ministry of foreign affairs. For five years he was the Nigerian Ambassador to France.[1]

He was the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA). The mission was responsible for providing security in Bangui and for coordinating the legislative and presidential elections held in 1998 and 1999. He was then appointed the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for Sierra Leone and Head of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).

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