Meet Abiodun James Faleke, who is a Nigerian politician representing Kogi West in the House of Representatives. James Faleke is also a business mogul and logistic consultant.
Abiodun James Faleke is a Nigerian politician and member of the Federal House of Representatives representing the Ikeja Federal Constituency in Lagos State since June 2011.
Wikipedia Profile & Biodata
|Abiodun James Faleke
|Date of Birth:
|25 December 1959
|63 years old @ 2022
|State of Origin:
|Kogi State, Nigeria
|Place of Birth:
|Ekinrin Adde, Ijumu LGA
|Mrs. Bukola Faleke
|Politician | Business Mogul
|< $2 million
|MBA Business Administration (Management) | Kaduna Polytechnic
James Faleke Biography
Abiodun James Faleke is a 63-year-old Nigerian politician, logistics consultant, and business management consultant. He was born on December 25, 1959, in Ekinrin Adde, Ijumu LGA in the old Kabba Province, now Kogi West.
He is a member of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) political party and has been serving as a member of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives from Lagos State, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, since June 2011.
Who Is James Faleke?
He is currently the Chairman of the House Committee on Finance. Faleke worked in senior managerial positions with several high-profile companies before joining politics in 2003 as the Executive Secretary of the newly created Ojodu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
Abiodun James Faleke ran on a joint ticket as deputy governorship candidate in Kogi state in 2015 but lost in a controversial Supreme Court ruling. He holds an MBA in Business Administration from Kaduna Polytechnic and works as a logistics and business management consultant in addition to his political career.
Age | Date of Birth
James Faleke (born 25 December 1959), he is currently at the age of 63 years old. he will be 64 years old on 25 December 2023. He became known in politics when he was at the age of 44 years old in Kogi State.
Wife | Children
Mrs. Bukola Faleke is the wife of APC House of Reps member, Honorable James Abiodun Faleke. They have been married for 26 years and have six children together.
Mrs. Faleke used to be a model for almost 10 years, working with famous designers like Frank Oshodi. She is now a businesswoman and supports her husband during his political campaigns.
Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, is rumored to be planning to marry a fourth wife. His new love interest is Kudirat Thompson, a 23-year-old woman he has been in a relationship with since last year. ((theeagleonline.com.ng))
The news of Faleke’s plans to marry Thompson has caused a stir among his current wives. Faleke’s first wife, Bukola Faleke, is reportedly not pleased with her husband’s decision.
State of Origin
He was born in Ekinrin Adde, Ijumu LGA in the old Kabba Province (now Kogi West). The hometown of Faleke is popular for the cultivation of a number of crops such as coffee, cocoa, cashew, maize, sweet potato, and kolanut. ((manpower.com))
The full biography and net worth of James Faleke will be incomplete without talking about his net worth. He is expected to have an estimated net worth of about, $2 million.
Faleke was born in Ekinrin Adde in Ijumu Local Government Area, which is now part of Kogi West, Nigeria. He went to Abdulazeez Atta Memorial College in Ijumu for his early education.
In 1986, he graduated from Kaduna Polytechnic with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Purchasing and Supply Management, earning the best student award of his class with Upper Credit.
He obtained a master’s degree (MBA) in Business Administration with a major in management from Imo State University, Owerri in 2003. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing Supply (CIPS) in London and the Institute of Public Administration (IPA).
Career After Education
Abiodun James Faleke is a Nigerian politician who started his career working in senior positions in various companies. He worked as a purchasing manager at Aluminium Manufacturing Company of Nigeria (ALUMCO) PLC and later as a commercial manager at Crown Agents Ltd.
From 1986 to 2003, Faleke worked in different management positions related to logistics, such as purchasing, clearing and forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and construction.
He started as a Purchasing Expediter at National Orthopaedic Hospital in Lagos during his National Youth Service. Later, he worked as a Material Manager at Kayo Foods Limited and then as a Purchasing, Clearing, Distribution and Commercial Manager at Tate Industries PLC.
In 2003, he entered politics after being appointed as the first Executive Secretary of Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos state by then-governor Ahmed Bola Tinibu. In 2011, Faleke was elected to represent Ikeja Federal Constituency of Lagos state in Nigeria’s Federal House of Representatives.
In 2015, Faleke ran as the deputy governorship candidate to late. Abubakar Audu in his home state of Kogi and they won with a comfortable margin. However, Abubakar Audu passed away before the official declaration of the results.
The All-Progressives Congress (APC) then transferred the votes to Yahaya Bello who was the first runner-up in the party’s primary election. Faleke challenged the decision of the party up to the Supreme Court but lost.