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Oluremi Tinubu Biography
Pastor Oluremi Tinubu was born on 21 September 1960 to an Itsekiri mother and Yoruba father. She hails from Ogun State, Nigeria. She was youngest of 12 children and was raised in Ogun State.
She is the former first lady of Lagos State from MAy 1999 to May 2007 and currently a Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District at the Nigerian National Assembly from May 2011 till date. She is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Political Party.
Mrs. Tinubu received a B.Sc. in Education from the University of Ife, and a National Certificate of Education in Botany and Zoology from the Adeyemi College of Education. She became the first lady of Lagos State when her husband, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was elected governor at the return of civilian rule in 1999.
Tinubu received a B.S. in Education from the University of Ife, and a National Certificate of Education in Botany and Zoology from the Adeyemi College of Education.
Pastor Oluremi Tinubu became the first lady of Lagos State when her husband, Bola Tinubu, was elected as governor. When Tinubu was elected, it was challenged at the Legislative House Election Petition Tribunal – which later convened and upheld the election in 2012.
Tinubu was one of over 100 senators elected in the 8th assembly in 2015. Six of these were women. The others were Stella Oduah and Uche Ekwunife, who both represent Anambra, Fatimat Raji Rasaki, Rose Okoji Oko and Binta Garba. At the 2019 general elections, she retained her senatorial seat representing Lagos Central, making it her third tenure in office
As first lady, she established the New Era Foundation, dedicated to establishing centres for “all round development of young ones and promote public awareness on environmental health and community service.” She currently represents Lagos Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after winning re-election in the March 28, 2015 polls.
Oluremi Tinubu has executed a lot of philanthropic acts to alleviate the plight of indigent persons and most importantly, she has touched the lives of girls and women in her constituency. She has also written a number of publications; including an auto-biography- The Journey of Grace – My FaithWalk.
She has been honoured severally locally and internationally, some of it are:
• The National award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON)
• Fellowship of both Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo and College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti;
• Member, Board of Trustees of Kings’ University, Ode-Omu
• Ghana Noble International Award for Leadership in 2004
• Gambian Diamond Award for Immense Contribution to the Emancipation of People from Poverty in 2005
• In appreciation of her contributions as a role model, the AFAO/WAWA (Association Des Femmes De L’Afrique De L’Ouest/West African Women Association) named the Oluremi Tinubu Women Training Centre in Gorom, Senegal after her.
She is happily married with children to His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. A.K.A Jagaban.
She is a Christian and is an ordained pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Her ordination took place at the Old Arena of RCCG, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway where the church is currently having its 66th annual convention themed “Dominion”
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