Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Executive Governor, Ekiti State


With a PhD in War Studies from the University of London, specializing in civil-military relations, as well as first and second degrees in History, Politics and International Relations from both the University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has traversed several professional callings, excelling in them all. As a co-founder and manager of ‘Radio Freedom’, ‘Radio Democracy International’ & ‘Radio Kudirat’, during the era of the late General Sani Abacha, Fayemi played a critical role in the pro-democracy movement that eventually led to military disengagement in 1999.

Governor Fayemi is a Fellow of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at the African Centre for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., USA. He was also a Visiting Professor in the African Studies Programme at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA in 2004. Dr Fayemi serves on numerous Boards in Nigeria and across the world.