Kingsley Kuku is a Nigerian politician and the Special Adviser to Former President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria on Niger Delta Affairs and the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
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|Date of Birth||February 14, 1970|
|State of Origin||Ondo state|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
Kingsley Kuku Biography
Who is Kingsley Kuku? Kingsley Kuku (born 14th February, 1970) into a christian family in Arogbo, Ondo state. is a Nigerian political and environmental rights activist and the Special Adviser to Former President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria on Niger Delta Affairs and the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Kingsley Kuku Early Life
Kingsley Kuku was born in Arogbo, the traditional headquarters of the Ijaw ethnic nationality in Ondo State, Nigeria. He had his early education in Arogbo before moving out of the community to further his study.
Kingsley Kuku Age
How old is Kingsley Kuku? Kingsley Kuku is 51 years old.
Kingsley Kuku Education
Kuku attended Patrick Catholic Primary School, Arogbo, Ondo State (1977–1983), Nigeria. He had his secondary education at Ijaw national High School, Arogbo, Ondo State (1983–1988). He later proceeded for his higher education and obtained a Bachelor of Education degree in English Language at the Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti, now Ekiti State University in 1995; and M.Sc. in International Relations and Strategic Studies at Igbinedion University, Okada Edo State (2011–2012), Nigeria. He also had a stint at University of Cambridge where he got a certificate in Dispute Resolution in 2008. In recognition of his role in the advancement of Nigeria’s fledgling democracy, Kuku was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Political Science – Phd (Honoris Causa) in November 2013 by the Igbinedion University, Okada Edo State, Nigeria.
Kuku holds a Doctor Of Philosophy (PhD-Research) degree from Selinus University Of Sciences and Literature in International Relations (Peace Studies) and an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from the Prestigious Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Kingsley Kuku Politics Career
After his involvement in the Ijaw Youth Council, Kuku contested and was elected as a Member of the Ondo State House of Assembly and became Chairman of the House Committee on Information for four years. He was at various times Special Assistant and Head of Conflict Management Unit at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC); a Member of the Presidential Committee on Amnesty; and Secretary of the Presidential Committee on Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Niger Delta. Kuku’s diverse engagements in the listed official designations paved the way for him for a greater task.
In January 2011, he was appointed Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, on the Niger Delta and Chairman Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme. President Jonathan reappointed him into the same position in July, 2011 after the general elections in 2011. As the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for ex-agitators in the oil-bearing communities in the Niger Delta, Kuku oversaw the disarmament and demobilization of 30,000 ex-agitators and he is superintending the skilling and reintegration of these youths into civil society. The ongoing reintegration component of the Amnesty Programme, which is geared towards building capacity in the deprived Niger Delta youths that are enrolled in the Presidential Amnesty Programme, has so far attained considerable measure of its set objectives. Kuku exerts full management and administrative authority within the limits of the established budget, standing about N60 billion naira in 2012 (about $350 million USD), and government operating policies; and delegates various functions to several departmental heads in a structured organisation.
On the third anniversary of the Amnesty Programme in 2012, Kuku confirmed at a press briefing that the peace being restored to the oil producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria, through the coordination of the Amnesty Programme, has significantly increased the production capacity of oil operators in the Niger Delta region and saved Nigeria amount running in billions of dollars in oil revenue within just three years.
Kingsley Kuku Personal Life
Kingsley Kuku Wife? Kuku is married to Mrs. Nnamani-Kuku. He is an ardent and unrepentant respecter of family values.
Kingsley Kuku Net Worth
According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Kingsley Kuku net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
Kingsley Kuku Arrested In Amsterdam
Kingsley Kuku, who was Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs has been arrested in Amsterdam, The Netherlands over child pornography complaints.
According to information available to Ngnews247, Kuku reportedly circulated child pornography materials in 2018.
The former Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme was arrested on Wednesday at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, while on his way to London, United Kingdom, Ngnews247 learnt on Sunday.
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