Adams Oshiomhole is a famous Nigerian politician and former Governor of Edo State who is reckoned with amongst Nigerians for his various acts of bravery and determination.
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Despite his popularity, the majority are still unaware of many nitty-gritty things about this veteran Nigerian politician.
In this article, you will find everything you need to know about Adams Oshiomhole- his biography, cars, net worth, houses and political career
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Adams Oshiomhole Profile
|Full name||Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole|
|Date of birth||April 4th, 1952|
|Place of birth||Iyamho, Auchi, Nigeria|
|State of origin||Edo State|
|Net worth||$450 million|
Adams Oshiomhole Biography And Early Life
Adams Oshiomhole is the son of Aishetu Oshiomhole, his mother, who gave birth to him on 4th April 1952. The 69-year-old was born and raised in Iyamho, Auchi, Edo State. Many details aren’t known about his father, however, Adams Oshiomhole was raised in a Muslim home. He got converted to Christianity, courtesy of his first wife, Clara who died in 2010 due to breast cancer. He is a catholic, and his Christian name is Eric.
Adams Oshiomhole Education
Adams Oshiomhole attended primary and secondary schools in Edo State for his early education. Choosing to proceed further, he travelled to the United Kingdom in 1975 where he majored in economics and industrial relations at Ruskin College, Oxford. Being a bright student, Adams Oshiomhole graduated as the best International student. As if that was not enough, Adams Oshiomhole took his education a notch higher by attending the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru and the Kennedy School of Government of Howard University.
Adams Oshiomhole Career
Adams Oshiomhole is a brilliant man who deftly led an illustrious career both as a labour leader and politician.
Career as a Labour leader
When he finished his secondary school education, Adams Oshiomhole was elected as a Unit Secretary at Arewa Textiles Company, where he worked. His insatiable desire for labour rights and justice was born during his tenure at Arewa Textiles Company. Young Oshiomhole witnessed how workers were poorly paid and how disciplinarian actions were unjust. In 1971, an unplanned hullabaloo gave him the opportunity to prove his capability as a union leader and he was elected the trade union organizer in 1975.
Following his international studies in the UK, Adams Oshiomhole returned to Nigeria where he was appointed as the General Secretary of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, a union with over 75,000 workers. The Union experienced remarkable progress and achievements under his leadership. During his tenure, the union acquired investments in real estate and even had cash reserves the government and people were happy with.
Following his noteworthy as a General Secretary, Adams Oshiomole soon became the Deputy President of the National Labour Congress (NLC) in 1988. However, his activities were soon suspended because the military government dissolved the NLC in 1995, but was revived again in 1999 under democracy. Adams Oshiomhole became the President of the newly revived NLC.
He achieved various outstanding feats during his tenure as a Labour leader. For instance, he negotiated a 25% wage increase for public sector workers. He also led a massive and effective Nationwide strike during the pump fuel prices.
Seeking to make a further impact in government and leadership, Adams Oshiomhole decided to join politics and run for the Governor of Edo State. He succeeded in this feat gallantly. He ran for two terms of office as the Governor of Edo State from 2008-to 2016. In 2018, he became All Progressive Congress’ national chairman following a voice vote by delegates at the party national convention. However, he was suspended from APC in 2019.
Adams Oshiomhole Awards And Recognition
- Best Tailor Award In 1986
- Man of the Year, by Silverbird in 2008.
- Award of Recognition, by The Social Enterprise Reports and Awards (SERAs) in 2011.
- Best Governors of Edo State during Edo Day Celebration in 2015.
- Governor of the Year, by Vanguard Personality of the Year in 2015.
- Honorary Doctorate from Samuel Adegboyega University in 2016.
Adams Oshiomhole Wife
Adams Oshiomhole first got married to Clara Oshiomhole. Unfortunately, he lost her to breast cancer in 2010 at the age of 54, leaving five children behind. Five years later, Adams Oshiomhole decided to tie the knot with another woman. He married Lara Forte, a Cape Verdian model on May 15, 2015.
Adams Oshiomhole Net Worth
Adams Oshiomhole’s net worth has not been disclosed publicly. However, having served as the governor for 8 years plus as a labour and party leader, his net worth must run into billions of naira. His net worth is estimated at $200 million (100B NGN).
Adams Oshiomhole Cars
Former Edo state governor loves to ride in modern and luxurious cars even though he doesn’t flaunt it online. With a large amount of wealth at his disposal, Adams Oshiomhole can afford these cars;
Adams Oshiomhole was seen driving his wife Lara Forte in a Jeep to the inauguration of Governor Obaseki. The Jeep Wrangler is a reliable vehicle with optimum off-road ability, strong enough to withstand the irregularities of Nigerian roads. It costs between 45-70 million NGN.
Lexus LX 570
The 69-year old used to own a bulletproof Lexus LX 570, however, it got wrecked in a car accident in 2020. Former governor Adams Oshiomole barely spaced death by the whiskers. His bulletproof Lexus LX 570 was able to confer extra security for him despite the impact of the hit from the trailer. His bulletproof Lexus LX570 costs between 70-90 million NGN.
Range Rover is a luxury SUV Adams Oshiomhole loves to ride for non-official duties. His Range Rover is built with quality materials, and well-padded seats with upholstery to give a comforting ride no matter the length of the journey. His Range Rover costs between 55-75 million NGN.
Adams Oshiomhole House
Adams Oshiomhole has been housed both in Nigeria and Abroad. He allegedly owns a multi-billion naira mansion in his hometown in Auchi, Edo state. His Mansion is exquisitely built with the finest of materials and it houses multiple swimming pools, fountains, multiple theatres for cinemas and live entertainment, and a huge events hall.