Today we celebrate one of Nigeria’s foremost political icons, a fearless leader and an inspiration within the political world and beyond, Former First Lady of Lagos State and current Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District at the Nigerian National Assembly, a member of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Oluremi Tinubu as she clocks the diamond jubilee!
As one of the pillars who immeasurably contributed to the growth and development of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole, Oluremi, is a strong force behind her husband, Asiwaju Tinubu, former Lagos State Governor and
National leader of the APC aka the Godfather of Lagos State.
The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a congratulatory message hailed Mrs Tinubu’s contribution towards the development of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to former First Lady of Lagos State, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, who turns 60 on September 21, 2020, joining family, friends and political associates to celebrate the milestone, adorned by many years of service to the nation and humanity.
“The President salutes the senator, who has been elected three times to represent Lagos Central, for her courage and tenacity in many daunting situations, and remaining consistent in her passion for inclusivity, particularly as it relates to women and children, who constitute majority of the population, yet rank high on vulnerability.
“President Buhari notes, with gratitude, the loyalty and dedication of Sen. Tinubu to the growth of the governing party, All Progressives Congress, and her contributions to strengthening leadership structures at various levels, always providing wise counsels and advocating middle ground reconciliation in favour of greater good for greater majority.
“As the senator turns 60, the President believes the stage for better and more rewarding service has been set, with all the experiences gathered over the years from the Lagos State Government House, and as a ranking member of the National Assembly.
“President Buhari prays for strength, good health and wisdom for the graceful matriarch of the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu family”, the statement said.
Oluremi Tinubu who hails from Ogun State, Nigeria was born 21 September 1960.
The former first Lady of Lagos State was born the youngest of 12 children.
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.
Oluremi Tinubu became the First Lady of Lagos State when her husband, Bola Tinubu, was elected as governor. 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.”
At the 2019 general elections, she retained her senatorial seat representing Lagos Central, making it her third tenure in office.
Happy Birthday Ma’am! Continue to age with grace.