Jim Obazee Biography, Net Worth, Age, Career, Wife

Meet Jim Obazee, special investigator to investigate the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and related entities

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Jim Obazee, former chief executive officer of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, as a special investigator to investigate the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and related entities. Since then, a lot of people have been searching online to find out about Jim Obazee, his age, his more about his career, his family (wife and kids), as well as the task given to him by the president. Read more to find out about him below.


Profile Summary

Full name Jim Osayande Obazee
Age58 years old
State of originEdo State
CareerSpecial Investigator to Central Bank of Nigeria
Net Worth$500,000
WifeElizabeth Omotayo
KidsBethlehem & Naioth Obazeee (sons)
EthnicityAfrican White

Early life of Jim Obazee

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Jim Osayande Obazee was born on the 28th of March 1965 in Benin City, Edo state. He is 58 years in 2023.

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Jim Obazee Education

Jim attended Agbado Model Primary School 1, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria; He later graduated from Edokpolor Grammar School, Ebomisi Secondary School.

He holds a B.Sc in Accounting (University of Benin), an M.Sc in Accounting (University of Lagos), and a certification in Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation (Harvard University, USA).

Mr Obazee is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a member of the American Accounting Association.

Jim Obazee career

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(L-R) Mr. Jim Obazee, FCA, Executive Secretary, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, FCA –Hon. Minister for Trade & Investments, Mr. Warren Allen, President-IFAC, Dr. (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala , Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy who represented President Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR and the ICAN Golden Jubilee President, Mr. Chidi Ajaegbu, MBF, FCA at the opening ceremony of the 44th Annual Accountants Conference held at Abuja recently.

Jim Obazee was the Chairman of the National Committee on Roadmap to the Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards in Nigeria. He is the 29th Chairman of International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR) of the United Nations (UNCTAD-ISAR).

He was a member of the United Nations Consultative Group on Accounting by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the United Nations Consultative Group on Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement.

Obazee investigated the CBN during Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s tenure and allegedly unearthed massive corruption.

It was upon his recommendation that former President Goodluck Jonathan suspended Sanusi in February 2014.

He has led major investigations in the central bank of Nigeria, Bank of Industry, zenith bank of Nigeria plc, GTbank Plc, and Access Bank Plc.

He is currently in the news after he was appointed by president Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a special investigator to probe the central bank of Nigeria.

Jim Obazee has served in several Technical Committees, including those on Accounting in the Petroleum Industry, Upstream Activities; the Technical Committee on Accounting for Insurance Business; Technical Committee on Accounting for Statement of Cash Flows; Committee on Implementation Guide to Accounting for Leases and Technical Committee on Accounting in the Petroleum Industry – Downstream Activities among others.

Jim Obazee personal life

Jim Obazee is married to Elizabeth Omotayo and he has two sons named Bethlehem and Naioth Obazee.

Jim Obazee net worth

Jim Obazee net worth has been estimated to be between $500,000 to $1,000,000.

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