Abike Dabiri is a Nigerian journalist, politician, and former member of the Federal House of Representatives of Nigeria who represents the constituency of Ikorodu in the state of Lagos.
During her tenure in the House of Representatives, she was Chair of the House of Commons Media and Advertising Committee. In November 2018, she was appointed Nigerian President / Executive Director of the Diaspora Commission.
We would look at Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, husband, education, political career, net worth, and everything you need to know about Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa Profile
Full name: Abike Kafayat Oluwatoyin Dabiri-Erewa
Date of birth: October 10, 1962
Age: 57 years old
Place of birth: Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Father: Alhaji and Alhaja Ashafa Erogbogbo
Education: Obafemi Awolowo University, Harvard Kennedy School
Spouse(s): Segun Erewa
Children: Oladipupo Dabiri
Occupation: Politician, journalist
Net worth: Above $600,000
Abike Dabiri Biography, Date of birth, Age, Early childhood, Family and Education
Abike Dabiri-Erewa was born on October 10, 1962, to the family of Alhaji and Alhaja Ashafa Erogbogbo of Ikorodu. Alhaji Ashafa Erogbogbo, her father, is one of the sons of the late Alhaji. Sule Erogbogbo from the Adegorunsen compound, Ajina Square, Ita – Agbodo, Ikorodu. Her paternal grandmother, Alhaja Alimoto Erobogbo, is from the Bello Solebo family from Ita-Elewa square, Ikorodu.
Dabiri-Erewa had her primary education in a private school in Maryland, Maryland, Ikeja. After obtaining his first school leaving certificate, she enrolled at St. Theresa’s College Ibadan for secondary education.
She further enrolled at Ife University (now Obafemi Awolowo University, O.A.U.) Ile-Ife, where she studied English language studies. She holds a post-graduate degree in mass communication (P.G.D.) and a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Lagos, Akoka
Dabiri-Erewa holds a certificate from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in the United States.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa Career
Before entering politics, Abike Dabiri-Erewa worked for fifteen years as a journalist for the Nigerian Television Administration (NTA). During her tenure with the NTA, Dabiri-Erewa edited the weekly NTA Newsline and was particularly interested in poverty and social justice issues.
In 2003, she resigned from the NTA to fight for the House of Representatives, winning the large majority. During her tenure, she actively opposed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s third term bid for the presidency.
From 2003 to 2007, Dabiri was chairman of the media committee of the Federal House of Representatives.
In 2015, she was appointed Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammad Buhari, where she worked on foreign affairs and diaspora based projects.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa Personal life
Abike Dabiri is married to Segun Erewa. They got married in 2007, two years after their meeting in South Africa. The marriage is blessed with a son, Oladipupo Dabiri.
In 2017, Oladipupo Dabiri married Ayomide Amosun, the daughter of the governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun. The marriage, which took place in Ogun state, was honored by many dignitaries, including the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Governor Kashim Shettima (Borno), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Alhaji Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), among others.
Awards and Recognitions
Abike Dabiri-Erewa has received several awards and recognitions. Below includes some;
• Top 250 most influential women in the world by Richtopia.com.
• Nigerian In Diaspora Organization Globe Awards F.R.N. People’s Choice Awards.
• O.A.U. @ 50 Ife; Merit Award for Excellence in recognition of her Immense Contribution to Political & Economic Development of the Nation.
• This Day 50 Women At 50 Achievers Award.
• Award of Excellence in the Pursuit of Social Justice for all.
• Congressman Donald M. Payne (U.S. House of Reps) Award and Certificate of special congressional recognition for her unwavering commitment to humanity and serving as Chairwoman for Nigeria House Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa Net Worth
Abike Dabiri-Erewa has held various positions, ranging from national television (NTA) to the candidacy for the House of Representatives, representing the constituency of Ikorodu in Lagos state.
She is also President/Executive Director of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).
As of 2020, Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s net worth is estimated at over $600,000.
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We will continue to engage and partner with the @nassnigeria Committees on Diaspora as we put diaspora issues on the front burner . Thanks @ToluSadipe and the members for the words of encouragement pic.twitter.com/6zcOzPOVDx
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) June 5, 2020