Zaccheus Adelabu Adedeji is a distinguished Nigerian accountant, corporate tax expert, and public finance development specialist. He's not only a former Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State but also served as the Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC).
|Zaccheus Adelabu Adedeji
|Date of Birth
|January 8, 1978
|45 years old
|Iwo-Ate, Ogbomoso, Oyo State
|First-class honors degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
|Father: Cocoa merchant, Mother: Homemaker
|Married, with children
|• Former Commissioner for Finance, Oyo State
• Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council (NSDC)
• Co-founder of RTR financial consulting firm
• Special Adviser on Revenue to President Bola Tinubu
|Net Worth (2023)
|Approximately $1 million
Early Life and Education
Born on January 8, 1978, Zacchaeus is 45 years old as of 2023. His roots lie in Iwo-Ate, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, where he completed his early education. After graduating from Methodist High School in Oyo State in 1997, he pursued higher education at the renowned Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State. In 2005, he graduated with honors and the distinction of being the best graduating student. Notably, he holds a rare combination of Polytechnic and University degrees, both with first-class honors. Driven by a thirst for knowledge, he furthered his studies, earning a Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting from OAU in 2017.
Family and Personal Life
Zaccheus comes from a family deeply rooted in the cocoa industry. His late father was a respected cocoa merchant, and his mother was a homemaker. In his personal life, Zacch is a devoted husband and a loving father.
Zacch's journey began alongside his late father, a cocoa merchant in Iwo-Ate, Oyo State. He accompanied his father on market days, witnessing the challenges and determination involved in the cocoa trade. Despite making friends in Oyo Town, he remained dedicated to improving the lives of his parents.
In 2011, at just 33 years old, Adedeji's career took a significant leap when he was appointed as the Commissioner for Finance by Governor Abiola Ajimobi. This appointment made him the youngest person ever to hold such a position in Oyo State. Before this, he had already achieved a managerial position through his diligent work at the American multinational company Procter and Gamble (P&G). His expertise and reputation have made him one of the most sought-after professionals in the state and beyond. Adedeji's dedication to empowering Nigerians, particularly the youth, has earned him recognition and respect.
Adedeji's extensive experience and knowledge also extend to corporate tax and public finance development, which led to his role as the Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC). In this capacity, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the sugar industry and propelling its growth. Additionally, he co-founded RTR, a financial consulting firm specializing in providing comprehensive financial advisory and policy development services to public administrators and private institutions across West Africa.
Furthermore, Adedeji serves as the Special Adviser on Revenue to President Bola Tinubu, underscoring his commitment to contributing his expertise at the highest levels of government.
As of 2023, Zacch's estimated net worth stands at $1 million.