Abdel-Majid Adesegun Adekoya Biography, Family, Education, Career and Net Worth
In this piece, platinumpost.ng chronicles the biography, family, education, career and net worth of Hon. Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-Majid.
Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-Majid is a Nigerian politician representing Ijebu-North / Ijebu-East / Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives in Nigeria.
He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from Ogun State and also a member of the party’s National Executive Council.
Abdel-Majid was born on March 21, 1961 in Ago-Iwoye in Ijebu North Local Government of Ogun State.
His father was Prince AbdurRaheem Ajanaku Adekoya from Ago-Iwoye, while his mother was Princess Abigail Efunseeke Adikat Adekoya – one of the great grand daughters of the 20th Ajalorun of Ijebu-Ife in Ogun State.
Hon. Abdel-Majid had his completed his secondary school at AGO-IWOYE SECONDARY SCHOOL in 1980.
He proceeded to University of Benin (1994) and later to Federal University of Technology for his PGD in 2004.
On August 17, 1981, he started work with the Nigerian Bank for Commerce and Industry (NBCI) in Lagos.
Abdel-Majid was an active member of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), pushing for the restoration of late MKO Abiola’s Presidential Mandate in 1993 after the annulment of the elections.
He resigned his job in the banking industry in 1995.
Abdel-Majid joined grass-root politics and was elected Councillor of Ward F2 in Somolu Local Government in 1996.
Within the same period, he was the Supervisory Councillor and later elected as Vice Chairman of the same Local Government.
In December 1996, Kosofe Local Government was carved out of Somolu Local Government and he became the First Executive Chairman of Kosofe Local Government from March 24, 1997 to July 20, 1998.
After his tenure as Chairman, Abdel-Majid was appointed as Personal Assistant to Jubril Martins-Kuye, the Minister of State for Finance in Abuja where he served from 1999 to 2003.
In 2003, he was appointed by Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State as Commissioner 1 in Local Government Service Commission from 2003 to 2007.
He was later re-appointed as Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from 2007 to 2008.
After a minor cabinet reshuffle, he was drafted to the State Ministry of Works as Commissioner where he served from 2008 to 2011.
Abdel-Majid is a member of the National Executive Council (NEC) of Nigeria’s main opposition party – the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the highest decision-making organ of the party.
He is one of the three members representing South West in the Council and the only one from Ogun State.
In 2011, Abdel-Majid contested the National Assembly elections to represent Ijebu-North/Ijebu-East/Ogun Waterside Federal constituency, but lost the election.
He joined the race again in 2015 and was popularly elected with a wide margin.
His election was challenged by the All Progressive Congress (APC) flagbearer, but in November 2015, the Election Petition Tribunal upheld his election.
He is a member of the 8th National Assembly in the House of Representatives, Abuja.
He is the Vice Chairman, House Committee on Land Transport in the House of Representatives.
He is also a member of House Committees on Marine Safety, Education & Administration, Information & Communication Technology, FCT Area Councils & Ancillary Matters, Culture & Tourism, Public Petitions, Civil Societies & Development Partners and Delegated Legislation.
In October 2015, Abdel-Majid and Abiodun John Faleke (APC, Lagos) jointly moved the motion for an investigation into the contract for the installation of CCTV Cameras in Lagos and Abuja by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The committee chaired by Ahmed Yerima (APC, Bauchi) had summoned top government officials, both serving and retired, including the National Security Adviser (NSA) retired General Babagana Monguno, finance minister Kemi Adeosun and CBN governor Godwin Emefiele over the matter.
The CCTV contract was awarded to ZTE Corporation, a Chinese company, during the former President Goodluck Jonathan administration for the purpose of security in Abuja and Lagos.
His net worth is not available.