BREAKING: Popular Lagos politician Kemi Nelson dies aged 66

Mrs. Kemi Nelson, born on February 9, 1956, was a popular Nigerian politician and socialite.

By Emma Ogbuehi

Ms. Kemi Nelson, a frontline politician in Lagos, has died.

She was 66 years old.

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LeNiche Reliably collected from a family source that the popular politician died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.

Ms. Kemi Nelson, former Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in Lagos under the administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was also a member of the influential Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) in Lagos.

She was also the former leader of the Lagos State and South West chapters of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mrs. Olukemi Nelson, born on February 9, 1956, was a popular Nigerian politician and socialite.

She was the Executive Director of the Nigerian Insurance Social Trust Fund (NSTIF).

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Mrs. Kemi Nelson attended Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode for her secondary education.

For her higher education, she attended Ibadan University Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated as a Registered Nurse and Midwife.

She also earned an MBA in Financial Management and a law degree from Lagos State University, Ojo.

She had a strong political career which began in the 1980s when she joined the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) under General Ibrahim Babangida.

Mrs. Kemi Nelson was the senatorial candidate for the senatorial district of Lagos West in 1992 and was defeated at the polls by Tinubu.

In 1998, under the rule of General Sani Abacha, she competed for the federal constituency of Ikeja in the House of Representatives on the platform of the defunct UNCP and won.

But General Abacha’s death that year ended his ambition.

In 1999 she joined the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and from 1999 to 2003 she served as Lagos State Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

She was married to Chief Adeyemi Nelson, a retired director of the Federal Department of Home Affairs in 1987, and they had three children.

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