Adebayo Adelabu Biography, Education, Career & Ministerial Appointment

Adebayo Adelabu

Adebayo Adelabu is a Nigerian accountant and politician, who served as CBN deputy governor and 2019 governorship candidate and ministerial nominee.

In July 2023, he was enlisted by President Bola Tinubu for ministerial position and among the 45 nominees who were screened and confirmed by the Nigerian Senate for Ministerial Appointment.

Adelabu was born on 28th of September 1970 and served as a former Deputy Governor, Operations of the Central Bank of Nigeria and 2019 Oyo State gubernatorial candidate for the All Progressives Congress.

Adelabu is a first class graduate in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Adebayo Adelabu is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and an Associate Member of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria and the United Kingdom. 

He has also taken up professional courses in various business schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Kelloggs, Euromoney, and the University of London.

Adebayo was appointed by former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in February 2014 as Deputy Governor, Operations of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).