Adams Oshiomole Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Adams Oshiomole Biography
Adams Aliyu Oshiomole is a Nigerian politician who once served as the Executive Governor of Edo State.
He ran for Governor of Edo State in April 2007 under the Action Congress Party and Oserheimen Osunbor of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner. Oshiomole's party contested the election on the basis of various irregularities. On 20 March 2008, an Edo State election tribunal nullified the election of Oserheimen Osunbor and declared Oshiomhole the winner.
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Adams Oshiomole Profile

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Full name: Adams Aliyu Oshiomole
Date of birth: 4th April 1952
Age: 68 years
Nationality: Nigerian
Parents: Aishetu Oshiomhole (mother)
Spouse(s): Clara Oshiomhole (late), Iara Fortes
Children: Steve Oshiomhole, Jane Aduku (Nee Oshiomhole), Adams Oshiomhole, Cyril Oshiomhole, Winifred Owumi (nee Oshiomhole)
Education: Ruskin College, Oxford
Occupation: Politician, businessman
Net worth:

Adams Oshiomole Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

Adams Aliyu Oshiomole was born on the 4th of April, 1952 at Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria. Though originally born Muslim, Adams was led to  Christianity by his late wife Clara. He joined the Catholic Church and adopted the Christain name, Eric.
On completing his primary and secondary education, Adams Oshiomole obtained a job with the Arewa Textiles Company, where he was elected union secretary.
After a while, he travelled to the  United Kingdom where he majored in economics and industrial relations at Ruskin College, Oxford.
At the end of his study, he emerged as the Best Foreign Student. Adams also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.


Adams Oshiomole was appointed General Secretary of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria in 1982. The union had over 75,000 workers. Under Oshiomole's leadership, the union acquired investments in real estate and generated a cash reserve that is more than what many state governments can boast of.

In 1999, after the restoration of democracy, Oshiomole became the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). During the period he served as the NLC chairman, he was very active and even lead in the campaign of industrial action against high oil prices in Nigeria.

During the early administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, Oshiomole negotiated a 25% wage increase for public sector workers. In return, he endorsed Obasanjo's 2003 candidacy and publicly supported him during the re-election.

Following the spike in the prices of fuel due to the neglect of the local oil refineries, the relationship between Oshiomole and Obasanjo started turning sour. This led the NLC leader into leading demonstrations and strikes against the increase.

Oshiomole faced a lot of things, from arrests to tear gas and even temporary blockades of union offices. At a point, former President Obasanjo introduced legislation to make it more difficult for the NLC to strike.

In October 2009, it was alleged that the Labour leader had been forcefully abducted by State Security Services during a protest, but the Nigerian government had said he submitted to voluntary custody.

In April 2007, Oshiomole ran for the Governor of Edo State under the Action Congress Party. INEC declared PDP's Oserheimen Osunbor winner, a result the AC contested against, on the basis of various irregularities.

On March 2008, an Edo State election tribunal nullified the election of Oserheimen Osunbor, declaring Oshiomhole the winner. 

Oshiomole ran for re-election to a second term and he won with a massive landslide. He completed his tenure on the 12th of November, 2016.

In June 2019, he emerged as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria following a voice vote by delegates at the party National convention.

Personal Life

Adams Oshiomole's first wife, Mrs Clara Oshiomhole passed on at exactly 10:53pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, after several months of battling cancer. Until her death, the former Edo State First lady was a solid pillar behind her husband and was very active in the struggle to restore her husband's stolen mandate.
On May 15th, 2015, Adams Oshiomole got married to former Miss Iara Fortes. The wedding took place at a private marriage registry at Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
The wedding event was graced by a number of dignitaries, including President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Domingo Alaba Obende, Bukola Saraki, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Jim Ovia, Femi Otedola, Aliko Dangote and many others.

Adams Oshiomole Awards and Recognitions

Adams Oshiomole's service towards humanity has earned him a good number of awards and recognitions.
Some of them include:
• Man of the Year, Silverbird, 2008
• Award of Recognition, The Social Enterprise Reports and Awards (SERAs), 2011
• Governor of the Year, Vanguard Personality of the Year, 2015
• Best Governors of Edo State, Edo Day Celebration, 2015
• Honorary Doctorate Degree, Samuel Adegboyega University, 2016

Adams Oshiomole Net Worth

Adams Oshiomole's net worth is not yet officially available, but he'd be worth millions of dollars having held various positions within and outside Nigeria. He owns a number of properties, including luxury cars and a mansion in Edo State.

Adams Oshiomole doesn't own a private jet, and we don't think he'd be acquiring any soon. He recently advised public officers and politicians to get rid of their private jets as President Muhammadu Buhari had begun blocking financial leakages in the country’s economy.

He also called on the president to revoke licences of electricity generation and distribution companies, saying the sector was “fraudulently” privatised and currently enmeshed with corruption.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Adams Oshiomole on:
Twitter @A_Oshiomhole

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