Demola Seriki Biography, Cause of Death, Age, Wife, Family, Facts
Ademola Rasaq Seriki, the Nigerian ambassador to Spain, has passed away.
What Happened to Ademola Rasaq Seriki?
According to THEWILL, the late Ambassador passed away from cancer on Thursday at around 2:00 a.m. in Madrid. His family released a statement on Thursday confirming the tragic event.
“Innā lillāhi-wa-innā-ilayhi-rājiun “It is with heavy hearts and profound gratitude to Almighty Allah that we announce the loss of our much loved and admired patriarch, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, His Excellency, Ambassador Ademola Rasaq Atanda Seriki (CON) on December 15th, 2022. “He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Madrid, Spain,” the statement, signed by his Children, read. Born on 30th November 1959, Ademola was a politician, teacher, businessman, and public administrator.
Ademola Rasaq Seriki Cause of Death
The All Progressives Congress (APC) leader and Nigerian ambassador to Spain, Ademola Rasaq Seriki, has passed away, having suffered from a cancer illness
It was discovered that Ambassador Seriki passed away on Wednesday in Madrid, Spain, having suffered from a cancer illness.
As mentioned in the above statement it was revealed that Seriki passed away from cancer complications.
Who was Ademola Rasaq Seriki?
Demola Seriki, sometimes known as Ademola Rasaq Seriki, was a Nigerian politician, educator, businessperson, and public official who lived from 30 November 1959 until 15 December 2022.
He was appointed Nigeria's ambassador to Spain in January 2021, where he remained until his death. He was also accredited as Nigeria's permanent representative to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
He previously held the position of Minister of State for Defense in Nigeria. According to his children, he passed away in the early hours of December 15, 2022, in Madrid, Spain.
Early Life & Career
Seriki began his career as a secretary in the Lagos City Council's City Hall in 1978. He also spent a limited amount of time working for the International Bank for West Africa Ltd. (IBWA), which is now Afribank.
Seriki, a junior member of the public service, was dissatisfied with his clerical position since he knew that his secondary school diploma would not ensure his promotion to the senior tiers of the government.
He then traveled to New York, where he attended the City University of New York to study for and acquire Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Management.
He also went to the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he finished a Senior Executive Education program and received a diploma in National and International Security.
Seriki taught accounting and business mathematics at New York's John F. Kennedy High School, Walton High School, and Springfield Gardens High School from 1984 to 1986 after finishing his studies. Seriki had a business, accounting, and math teaching credentials.
He held the position of Assistant Manager at Koskolowsky and Co., a certified public accounting firm, from 1986 to 1987. (Auditing).
In New York City, he worked as a customer service representative and assistant manager at Dollar Dry Dock Bank.
On the banner of the now-defunct National Republican Convention, Seriki ran for senator in 1992 in the Lagos Central District constituency (NRC)
On the platform of the now-defunct United Nigeria Congress Party, he won the election as a representative to the federal House of Representatives in 1998 from the Lagos Island federal constituency (UNCP).
With the sudden fall of the General Abacha administration and the beginning of the transitional government of General Abdulsalam Abubakar, this victory proved fleeting.
He was designated a member of the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) National Fund Raising Committee for the 1999 National Elections with the formation of the 4th Republic. He was additionally chosen by the PDP to serve on the Obasanjo/Atiku candidate and party relations committee.
Demola Seriki rose to prominence as the PDP Party Chairman of the Lagos Island Local Government Area from 2000 to 2002. She later served as the party's flag bearer to the House of Assembly in 2003, representing the federal constituency of Lagos Island.
He started working as the secretary of the PDP Disciplinary Committee for Lagos State in 2005. He served as the PDP's vice-chairman for Lagos State from 2005 to 2006, and from there he ran for the Lagos Central senatorial seat in 2007. Youth in his district were to receive an education and find productive jobs, according to Seriki's campaign.
To revitalize literacy in such densely populated areas of Lagos State, which he described as the most cosmopolitan and populated in Nigeria, his political vision sought to ensure quality education for youths in the underdeveloped areas of his senatorial district by securing the support of the federal government through specific federal government support schemes.
Seriki also worked to increase opportunities for women in public service and politics. Along with housing, infrastructure improvement, and security, these crucial problems have continued to be pillars of his political philosophy. Seriki left the PDP for the Action Congress of Nigeria in 2011.
Demola Seriki Wife
He was married to Wosilat Okoya-Seriki.