Diezani Alison-Madueke Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Diezani Alison-Madueke Biography
Diezani Alison-Madueke is a Nigerian former minister of petroleum in Nigeria who recently got appointed as Trade and Investment Commissioner in Dominica.
She is one of the most popular women politicians in Nigeria and the first female President of The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). She was also the first woman to be appointed as an Executive Director by Shell in Nigeria.
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Diezani Alison-Madueke Profile

Before we continue, here's a quick rundown on Diezani Alison-Madueke's profile and a few things you'd love to know about her:
Full name: Diezani Alison-Madueke
Date of birth: 6th December 1960
Age: 59 years old
Place of birth: Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Parents: Chief Frederick Abiye Agama (father), Beatrice Agama (mother)
Nationality: Nigeria
Education: Howard University
Spouse(s): Admiral Allison Madueke (retired)
Children: Ngozi, Ugonna, Chimezie, Chima, Donald (stepchildren) and one biological child
Net worth:

Diezani Alison-Madueke Biography, Date Of Birth, Age, Early Life, Family And Education

Diezani Alison-Madueke was born on the 6th of December, 1960 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State into the family of Chief Frederick Abiye Agama. After completing her primary and secondary education in Nigeria, she secured admission to study Architecture in England but completed it at Howard University in the United States.
Diezani Alison-Madueke returned to Nigeria on completing her bachelor's degree and joined Shell Petroleum Development Corporation. In 2002, after working with Shell for some years, she attended Cambridge Judge Business School for her MBA degree.
After returning to Nigeria, she was appointed as an Executive Director in Shell, becoming the first woman ever to be appointed by Shell as an Executive Director in Nigeria.

Political Career

Diezani Alison-Madueke has held several significant positions in Nigeria and beyond. In July 2007, she was appointed Transportation Minister and a year later, she became the Minister of Mines and Steel Development.
When former President Goodluck Jonathan became the acting president in February 2010, he dissolved the cabinet and swore in a new cabinet with Alison-Madueke as Minister for Petroleum Resources.
On 27 November 2014, Alison-Madueke was elected as the first female President of The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
On June 2020, news broke out that Alison-Madueke had secured a foreign country’s citizenship and a political appointment in order to secure immunity from prosecution. The documents which were sighted by our correspondent revealed how she carefully planned and obtained the citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominican Republic, which subsequently appointed her as a Trade and Investment Commissioner in that country.

Personal Life

In 1999, Diezani Alison-Madueke got married to Admiral Allison Madueke (retired), one-time Chief of Naval Staff who was at various times governor of Imo and Anambra State. She wasn't the first wife of the Admiral, his first wife died in the 1990s.
Mrs Alison-Madueke is now mother to six children: one biological son and five stepchildren. The names of the children are Ngozi, Ugonna, Chimezie, Chima, and Donald.
In 2008, there was an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap Alison-Madueke and her son, Chimezie at their Abuja residence.
She revealed that while in office, she had been undergoing treatments for breast cancer in the United Kingdom.

Allegations and Arrest

On 2 December 2015, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, a former CBN governor, made a comment during a PBS interview revealing that Diezani Alison-Madueke has been charged with responsibility for $20 billion missing from the Petroleum agency.
Alison Madueke, however, dismissed the allegations, claiming that the former CBN governor made the allegations to retaliate after she didn’t help him to get appointed as the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
In other news, a PBS NewsHour segment quoted American and British officials saying that Alison-Madueke might personally have organized a diversion of $6 billion from the Nigerian treasury.
She has also been accused of recklessly spending government funds and awarding multi-billion Naira contracts without recourse to due process.
She has been officially charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for 'Money Laundering'. This lead to her Abuja home being raided and sealed by the agencies.
Money and properties worth millions of dollars traced to the former minister have also been seized by the Nigerian government.


• Diezani Alison-Madueke was the first woman to be appointed as an Executive Director by Shell in Nigeria - April 2006.
• She was the first female Federal Minister of Transportation in Nigeria - July 2007.
• She was the first female Federal Minister of Mines and Steel Development - December 2008.
• She was the first female Federal Minister for Petroleum Resources - April 2010.
• She was the first woman to serve as the president of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) - November 2014 to December 2015.

Diezani Alison-Madueke Net Worth

Diezani Alison-Madueke is one of the richest politicians in Nigeria. Stolen funds worth billions of dollars have been traced to her since 2015 when she left the office as the Federal Minister for Petroleum Resources.
If all the allegations levelled against her are true, she'd be worth billions of Naira. She also reportedly has over 76 properties in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, valued at about ₦23 billion.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Diezani Alison-Madueke on:
Twitter @DiezaniMadueke

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