Kemi Nelson, Former Commissioner And APC Women Leader is dead

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Kemi Lawson former Cabinet member of Bola Tinubu as Governor of Lagos State and Zonal women leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress,is dead.

She was also Executive Director of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund

 Ms Nelson, passed on on Sunday morning 17 Nov 2022, according to a family source. She was 66.

Ms Nelson had been unwell for a while, treating undisclosed ailments at different hospitals

Ms Nelson was appointed to NSITF by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, a position she held until May 2021.

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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 in the house of assembly. This time, as a member of UNCP. She won the election but it was truncated by the death of General 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 APC and was later made the South West Women Leader of APC.

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

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