Profile of Pastor Femi Obalemo, Kabba-Bunu PDP H/Assembly Candidate


Pastor Femi Obalemo was born on 19th August 1965 in Kabba, Kogi State. He is a native of Odo Ape Bunu. He attended St Bartholomew Primary School, Odo Ape, Government Secondary School Iluke and St. Augustine College, Kabba.

He studied Accountancy at Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration, Apapa, Lagos. Obtained a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Accounting with Second Class Upper Division from ICT University, Louisiana and a Master’s Degree in Management (MSc) with First Class from Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja.

Femi Obalemo is presently studying for his PhD in Financial Management at Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja He is a Fellow chartered Accountant of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCIT) He attended the prestigious Lagos Business School (Pan Atlantic University) for Senior Management Programme (SMP16) in year 2001 and Chief Executive Programme (CEP24) in 2015.

He also attended Nanyang Technological University (Nanyang Business School) Singapore, for International Management Programme (IMP) in 2015. He is a product of Loveworld Ministerial College, where he did Pastoral training and was ordained as a Pastor in year 2000.

Femi Obalemo commenced his accountancy career in Ernst & Young International where he cut his teeth in financial system design. With over 20 years of Managerial experience in both Private and Public sectors, Femi Obalemo worked with Ernst & Young as Senior Accountant; Financial Derivatives Company Limited as Audit manager; Scala Consult as Principal consultant.

He also worked with DSC Information Technology Consultants as Senior Consultant and Omega Bank Plc as Head of Computer Audit and Deputy Chief Inspector, before joining Gateway Bank/Associated Discount House Limited {ADH) as the Chief Inspector on February 1, 2000. He became the Financial Controller of ADH on November 1, 2002 and was later made the Regional Manager overseeing the Northern Nigeria on August 1, 2004. The position he held with many commendation letters and awards until his appointment as Economic Adviser and Head of Budget Monitoring and Due Process to the Executive Governor of Kogi State from August 2007 to March 2012.

He was re-appointed as Senior Special Assistant on Debt Management to The Executive Governor of Kogi State on 1st November, 2012. Pastor Femi Obalemo is a Senior Lecturer at Loveworld Ministerial College, Abuja and has presented papers at seminars organised by reputable organisations such as Charte. He is an Alumni of Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore and Lagos Business School, PAU Lagos.He is a member of Lokoja Club 1901, Ikoyi Club 1938 and IBB golf and country Club Abuja.

He is currently the House of Assembly candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the forthcoming Kabba-Bunu state constituency election in 2023.


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