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Bola Tinubu's First Wife: Picture, Biography And Many More

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Nigerian politician Bola Tinubu held the office of Democratic Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to the end of his second term, in 2007. In addition, he serves as the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, or APC, a political party formed in Nigeria in 2013 through the union of various opposition factions. He is the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State as well as the Asiwaju of Lagos State. He is married to Oluremi Tinubu, a sitting senator for Nigeria's National Assembly's Lagos Central Senatorial constituency.

Bola Tinubu's First Wife Early Life and Education:

Oluremi Tinubu was born on September 21, 1960, and is an Ogun State native. Oluremi, the last of twelve children, spent her early years in her home state of Ogun, where she finished both her elementary and secondary schooling. Following the completion of her basic education and receipt of her First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC), Oluremi went on to enroll in the West African Senior Senior Certificate Examination at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State in 1979. The Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo City, Ondo State, awarded Oluremi a National Certificate of Education in Botany and Zoology in 1982. Oluremi pursued her goal of enhancing her human capital by earning a Bachelor's degree in Biology Education from the University of Ife, which is now known as Obafemi Awolowo University, in Osun State. From the Redeemed Christian Bible College in Ogun State, Oluremi received a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology in 2010. Oluremi was ordained as a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 2018, eight years after receiving her Post-Graduate Diploma from the Redeemed Christian Bible College.

Marriage and Family Life

Bola Tinubu was friendly with Oluremi's family because he was close with her older sister. Due to her matchmaking abilities in introducing Oluremi and Bola Tinubu, this older sister played a crucial role in their relationship. Oluremi and Bola Tinubu were wed in 1987. Folashade, Seyi, and Abibat are the three children born to the union.

Bola Tinubu's First Wife Career

Armed with a degree in Education, Oluremi Tinubu worked as a secondary school teacher for a short period until her husband, Bola Tinubu was democratically elected as Governor of Lagos State in 1999. As the wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Oluremi Tinubu was involved in social activism within Lagos State. In 2000, Oluremi Tinubu established New Era Foundation with the organization's objectives geared towards the development of women, children and youth; promotion of public awareness and sensitization on environmental health and protection issues, among other set goals. The New Era Foundation set up by Oluremi Tinubu is notable for the organization of several programmes such as Spelling Bee, Council of One Day Governors, Wheelchair Tennis Championship, New Era Youth Camp, NEYOCA, and others. These programmes were designed to foster mental, intellectual and physical competition among the young ones and develop a culture of healthy rivalry for better performance.

Oluremi Tinubu occupied the position of Matron of Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, COWOLSO, a community-based gender organization working to complement the efforts of the Lagos State Government on pertinent issues relating to child healthcare, women empowerment, and environmental protection. For the eight years as First Lady of Lagos State, Oluremi Tinubu made indispensable impacts from her various quasi-official roles.

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In 2011, Oluremi Tinubu tested the waters of politics as she contested for the position of Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial district under the umbrella of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN. She was successful at the polls, and that marked her foray into national politics. With support from her constituency, Lagos Central, Oluremi Tinubu ran for a second term under the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2015, where she was yet successful at the pools. For over eight years, Oluremi Tinubu has made indelible impacts at the Upper Chamber of the bicameral legislature, the National Assembly of Nigeria. Some of her contributions in the National Assembly include Oluremi Tinubu's push for reform of the Nigerian Postal Service in March 2021, NIPOST, and the campaign for the creation of State Police in 2020. Oluremi Tinubu occupies the position of Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications.
The wife of the APC Chieftain is an accomplished businesswoman, and also a Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

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