FULL NAME: Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole or Adams Oshiomhole
NET WORTH : Approximately $462788468
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born 4 April 1952
STATE OF ORIGIN : Edo State
HOME TOWN : Iyamho, near Auchi
OCCUPATION : Politician
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE: Currently married to Lara Fortes
CHILDREN : Steve Oshiomhole, Jane Oshiomhole, Adams Oshiomhole
PARENTS : Hajia Aishetu Oshiomhole
EDUCATION: He studied at Ruskin College, Oxford in the United Kingdom
HOUSE(s) : He owns a multi billion mansion which is said to worth 10 Billion Naira
CARS : He has many expensive automobiles , they worth millions and billions of naira
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole is a popular Nigerian politician who need little or no introduction at all as a result of the roles he has played in Nigeria political scene. He been in the background of Nigerian politics for many years , he was the former labor leader who ventured into politics . Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole assumed office as the governor of Edo state on 12 November 2008 after winning an appeal. In 2012, he was re-contested and won the election.
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole governed people of Edo State under the platform of the Action Congress for good eight years. Winning his first term was very tough as a results of a massively rigged April 2007 election in which the candidate of the ruling People’s Democratic Party Oserheimen Osunbor had initially been declared the winner. The case was forwarded to the appeal court and fortunately for him, he came out the winner. He officially assumed office on 12 November 2008 after being declared the winner by the head of the appeal court sitting in Benin City. Before becoming the governor of Edo state, he was formerly president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), he was highly respected for the roles he play while holding this office. He was general praised and labelled as a prominent leader due to his disagreement with many federal government policies and campaign of industrial action against high oil prices in the country .
Early Life And Background
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole the former Governor of Edo State, he was born on April 4, 1952 at Iyamho, which is a stone throw from Auchi in Edo State. He was birthed into a popular Muslim family in his hometown but after his marriage to his late wife he was converted to Christian before she died after battling with cancer for some years. After being led into Christianity he was named Eric. After completing his primary and secondary school education, he got a job with the Arewa Textiles Company, where he was elected union secretary. Within a short time , he was appointed as the full-time trade union organizer that was in the year 1975 precisely.
Mr Oshiomhole studied at Ruskin College, Oxford in the United Kingdom where he majored in economics and industrial relations. After bagging his degree at Ruskin College, he proceeded to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.
Family : Wife And Children
He lost his wife Clara Oshiomhole to breast cancer and married a foreign woman named Lara Fortes, a young model from cape vades. His late wife gave him three children before she passed. He tied the knot with his current wife , a young charming model called Lara Fortes in May 2015 .
Career : Labor leader And Edo State Governor
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole was appointed General Secretary of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria in the year 1982, as at that time the union has a work force of 75,000 workers. Following the restoration of democracy in 1999, he was appointed as the new president of the Nigerian Labour Congress. During the early hour of President Olusegun Obasanjo, he pushed a motion and negotiated a 25% wage increase for public sector workers. In return he publicly supported Obasanjo and endorsed his candidacy when he was re-elected in 2003. Oshiomhole was re-elected as the General Secretary of The Textile union, whilst he continued as president of the NLC.
The enviable friendship that existed between him and Obasanjo became sour due to the neglect of local oil refineries led to reliance on imported gasoline, followed by rises in the price of fuel. In retaliation to this latest development , Oshiomhole led strikes and demonstrations against the increases. Thing become very rough for the two as Obasanjo wanted to show him that he is still the president who has final say over the running of the country, he was wanted for arrest, tear gas started flying everywhere and union offices was blocked .
On the 9th of October 2004, The NLC made an official report that Oshiomhole was abducted by State Security Services alse known as SSS during a protest, but the Nigerian government say he submitted to voluntary custody. Oshiomhole also represented African Workers for two terms on the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), serving on the committee on Freedom of Association. He was also a member of the Executive Board of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.
Looking at the international level, , Adams Oshiomhole was a member of the committee on Freedom of Association of the International Labour Organization. He was also a member of the Executive Board of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU). He is a patroitic Nigerian who has represented on so many places and organistions.
Adams Oshiomhole ran for Governor of Edo State under the Action Congress Party in the April 2007 Governorship election after seeking alliance from his Labour Party . He contested against Oserheimen Osunbor of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who was initially declared the winner. The table turned around on the 20th of March 2008, when an Edo State election tribunal nullified the election of Oserheimen Osunbor and declared Oshiomhole the winner. A federal Appeal Court sitting in Benin City upheld the ruling of the state’s elections petitions tribunal, declaring Oshiomole to be the Governor of Edo State.
Adams Oshiomhole is a man of his word and he is loved by the people, they listen attentively to him when he addresses the public. Nigerians follow him whenever and wherever he has marched.
The former Governor of Edo state has had his fair share of controversies, In 2012 he was involved in a séx scandal mess after a photo circulated online, it was later revealed the photo was a Photoshop. But only God knows the truth.