Stakeholders in the housing industry have poured out words of praises and prayers to celebrate housing finance icon, Adedeji Adesemoye as he retires from the service of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Celebrating the development economist and housing finance expert, stakeholders congratulate him on his successful service to the country while wishing him a happy, peaceful, and restful retirement in good health.
Adedeji Jones Adesemoye, a Development Finance Economist and Specialist in Financial Sector Development holds a Masters degree in Banking and Finance for Development from Milan, Italy on an international scholarship programme. He is currently enlisted in the International Ph.D. programme (IPP) at the University (Goethe Universitat) of Frankfurt, Germany, researching into ‘Corporate Ethics and Financial Sector Governance. He has attended several professional courses including World bank training, FDIC training in the USA, and Wharton International Housing Finance training of the University of Pennsylvania USA. Bolder institute of Microfinance and Lancaster university trading on financial stability.
His career has spanned over 32 years of financial sector development particularly in the areas of housing and MSME finance, banking regulation & supervision, and capacity building and business process automation including supervision of mortgage banks and housing finance banks. Prior to his headship of the specialist team responsible for the supervision of Housing and Mortgage Finance Institutions in Nigeria, Adesemoye has served at a technical level to anchor the CBN inputs at the Presidential Committee on Affordable housing in 2007 and the Housing /Mortgage finance committee of the FSS 2020 from 2007 to 20011.
Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials: much to live on and much to live for, it is worthy to note that Adesemoye’s portfolio and training in the past years have afforded him significant exposure at both domestic and international levels to be at the top on current issues of the functional housing finance system. Although retiring at 60, top industry players say Adesemoye will never be tired of contributing towards the development of housing in Nigeria.
Some notable stakeholders in the sector who sent in their goodwill messages to celebrate this fine gentleman and exemplary leader on his retirement are Chairman, COPEN Group, Rev (Surveyor) Ugochukwu Chime, Abdulhakeem Huthman, Managing Director, Hydraform Engineering Nigeria Limited, Elizabeth Ogonegbu, Regional Representative (Anglophone West Africa), Shelter Afrique, Town planner, David Garnvwa, Architect and Town planner, Eucharia Alozie, Ceo, Fesadeb Communications Ltd., Festus Adebayo among others.