Fayemi, Dr. Kayode

Born February 9, 1965



Ph.D; Nigerian Politician, Activist, Administrator; Date of Birth: February 9, 1965; Birth Place: Ibadan: State of Origin: Ekiti; Education: Christ's School, Ado Ekiti; University of Lagos; University of Ife, lle-lfe; King's College, University of London; Career: Adjunct Prof. Security Studies, African Centre for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington DC, USA; Vice-Prof., African Studies Programme, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, 2004; Technical Adviser, Nigeria's Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission (Oputa Panel);Director, Presidential Implementation Committee on Security Sector Reform, NEPAD; Africa Policy Advisory Panel, British Governments: Member: Governing Board, Open Society Justice Institute, African Security Sector Network; Fellow, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan; Political Party: Governorship Candidate, Action Congress, 2007. Dr. Fayemi previously held the office of the Governor of Ekiti State between 2010-2014. On May 30, 2018, He resigned as the Minister of Solid Minerals Development to contest for the Ekiti State governorship election. Dr. Fayemi was officially declared as the winner of the Governorship election in Ekiti state by the Independent National Electoral Commission on 15th, July 2018. He won by 19,345 votes against the Peoples Democratic Party's Kolapo Olusola Eleka who was second. On October 16, 2018, Dr. Fayemi was officially sworn in as the Governor of Ekiti State for the second time at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Bisi Adeyele-Fayemi
State of Origin: Ekiti state
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Profession Politician , Activist , Administrator
Working Experience Lecturer, Nigeria-Police Training College, Sokoto, 1985–1986 , Research Officer, Development & Management Consultants, Ikeja. Lagos State, 1987–1989 , Tutorial Fellow, War Studies Department, King's College, London, UK, 1992 , Research Officer, African Research and Information Bureau, London, UK., 1991-1993 , Strategy Development Adviser, Deptford City Challenge, London, UK, 1993-1995 , Secretary General, Media Empowerment for Africa (The Radio Foundation), 1995-1997 , Director, Centre for Democracy & Development, 1997-2006 , Governor, Ekiti State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, October 15, 2010 – 16 October 2014 , Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Federal Republic Of Nigeria, 2015-2018

Governor, Ekiti State, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Christ school, Ado-Ekiti.. King’s College, University of London, United Kingdom..,University of Ife, Ile-Ife, (Now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria – (1987) Bachelor of Arts (Honours), History, University of Lagos, Nigeria – (1985)..


– Deepening the Culture of Constitutionalism: The Role of Regional Institutions in Constitutional Development in Africa, CDD, 2003;
– Security Sector Governance in Africa: A Handbook (edited with Nicole Ball), CDD, 2004;
– Out of the Shadows:Exile and the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in Nigeria, CDD, 2005.

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