Diezani Alison-Madueke was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Her father was Chief Frederick Abiye Agama. Her name has been mentioned in multiple cases of fraud,money laundering,diversion of public funds to private use and abuse of office as Nigeria minister of Petroleum Resources under former President Goodluck Jonathan administration.
Diezani studied Architecture in England and then at Howard University in the United States.She graduated from Howard with a bachelor’s degree on 8 December 1992.
She returned to Nigeria and joined Shell Petroleum Development Corporation that year. In 2002, she attended Cambridge University for her MBA degree. In April 2006, Shell appointed her its first female Executive Director in Nigeria.
Since 1999 she has been married to Admiral Allison Madueke (retired), one-time Chief of Naval Staff who was at various times governor of Imo and Anambra State.Diezani’s step children are Ngozi Madueke Dozie,Ugonna,Chimezie, Chima and Donald. In September 2011 Alison-Madueke was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree in Management Sciences by the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
In September 2008 there was an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap Alison-Madueke at her house in Abuja with her son Chimezie Madueke.
According to her biography, she was born on 6 December 1960.
Portfolio: Diezani was minister for Transportation in 2007.
She became minister of mines and Steel in 2008 and was made minister for Petroleum in 2010.
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