Ex-APC Southwest Women Leader, Kemi Nelson Dies At 66


A former female Commissioner and immediate past Southwest Women Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Mrs Kemi Nelson is dead.

Nelson breathed her last on Sunday following a brief illness.

She was the Yeye Sewa of Lagos and a strong loyalist of the APC presidential flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

NewsBeatng reports that in the 1980s, Nelson joined the now defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. She was the senatorial candidate for the Lagos West Senatorial district in 1992 and was defeated at the polls by Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In 1998, during the regime of General Abacha, she contested for the Ikeja Federal Constituency under UNCP. She won the election but it was truncated by the death of General Sani Abacha.

In 1999, she joined Alliance for Democracy (AD) and from 1999 to 2003, she served as the Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation during the tenure of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and has served as the Women Leader of Lagos State Chapter of The All Progressives Congress (APC) and was later made the South West Women Leader of APC.

She was a member of the Lagos State Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).

As at the time of her death, Nelson is the Executive Director of Operations of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and previously headed the Ministry of Establishment, Training and Job Creation.


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