Lagos West

Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, also known by the alias Yayi, was born to Mr. Ayinde Adeola Ogunleye and Madam Abeeni Olasunbo Ogunleye (née Akinola) on August 10, 1969 at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital.

He is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the Senator representing Lagos West. From 2011 to 2015, he was the Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts. He is also a chartered accountant, and a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Adeola was born and raised in Alimosho, Lagos, where he attended the State Primary School where he started his education. For his secondary studies, he continued on to Community Grammar School in Akowonjo, Lagos. Later, he transferred to the Ondo State Polytechnic in Owo, Ondo State, which is now Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, where he earned a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting. Adeola is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a Chartered Accountant-Associate (ICAN).

Professional Background

Adeola spent 12 years working for The Guardian Newspapers Limited, the leading publisher of newspapers in Nigeria, and eventually advanced to the rank of Accountant. Adeola then went to Olatunji Omoyeni & Co, a chartered accounting firm, where he spent several years leading the audit team before being elevated to Senior Auditor.

Political Career

After deciding to get involved in politics, Adeola was nominated for and won the Action Congress of Nigeria (Lagos State) primary at the beginning of the fourth republic. He was then elected as a member to represent Alimosho State Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly from 2003 to 2007, and again from 2007 to 2011. Adeola is thought to have played a key role in the passage of the legislation strengthening the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, which increased the state’s income from N5 billion per month to nearly N20 billion. Additionally, he was a member of the group that helped Lagos State enact both the Public Procurement Act and the Fiscal Responsibility Act.

In 2011, Adeola won a seat in the Nigerian House of Representatives for the Alimosho Federal Constituency.

And when the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, inaugurated the House’s committees for members, he was given the role of chairman of the body’s sole constitutional committee, the Public Accounts Committee of the House. He was elected to the position as a rookie member of the House. He is now a senator and serves as vice chairman of the communications committee of the Senate in addition to being a member of the finance, interior, marine, and science and technology committees. In the general elections of 2019, he was re-elected to serve as the senator for Lagos West.

Adeola is a member of the committees for land transportation, emergency and disaster preparedness, loans and debt management, and petroleum resources (upstream).

Lagos East

Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA popularly known as Adetokunbo Abiru, was born on March 25, 1964. He is a politician and banker from Nigeria. At the 9th Nigerian National Assembly, he is the senator for the Lagos East senatorial district. He was the Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of Polaris Bank Limited in Nigeria. He participated in the six-week Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and the Lagos Business School (Senior Management Program).

In addition to being a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Honorary Senior Member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, he has a B.Sc. in Economics from Lagos State University (CIBN). Abiru left Polaris Bank on August 24, 2020, in order to run for the Lagos East Senate seat as an All Progressives Congress candidate.

Career

Under the innovative and transformative leadership of Babatunde R. Fashola (SAN) as Governor, he advanced to the post of executive director at First Bank Nigeria Ltd. (2013–2016) and served as the Honourable Commissioner of Finance for Lagos State between 2011 and 2013.

In an effort to maintain the stability of the whole Nigerian Financial System, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) nominated him group managing director in July 2016 and charged him with turning around the regulator-induced acquisition of the troubled Skye Bank. The creation of today’s Polaris Bank Limited was made possible by the assignment’s successful conclusion.

Tokunbo has also served on a number of boards, including those for Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc, FBN Bank Sierra-Leone Limited, Airtel Mobile Networks Limited, and FBN Capital Limited (now FBN Quest Merchant Bank Limited) (NIBSS). He has given 150,000 face masks to primary schools in his zone during the COVID19 pandemic.

Public Sector

When Abiru served as Lagos State’s Commissioner for Finance, the state issued a N80 billion bond that won the 2012 EMEA Finance’s Best Local Currency Bond Award. Following the 2013 finding of more than 5.5 million tax evaders, he started a conversation about taxes in Lagos State. Additionally, his initiatives improved Land Use Charge revenue production by N6.2 billion.

Abiru is a member of the Lagos HOMs Committee, which oversees the Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme (HOMs) implemented by the Lagos State government to address the housing shortage in the region.

In a byelection held on December 5, 2020, he was chosen to represent Lagos East Senatorial District in the Senate.

Lagos central

The former first lady of Lagos State, Oluremi Tinubu, who was born on September 21, 1960, hails from Ogun State in Nigeria.

Pastor Oluremi Tinubu is the youngest of 12 children in the family; she was raised in Ogun State.

She presently serves as the senator that represents the Lagos central Senatorial District in the Nigerian National Assembly.

 Oluremi Tinubu is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) political party.

Education

Pastor Oluremi Tinubu started her educational career at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School Ijebu-Ode where she obtained her West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Exam (WASSCE) in 1979, and PGD from The Redeemed Christian bible college in 2010.

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.

Political Career

When Pastor Tinubu’s husband, Bola Tinubu, was elected governor of Lagos State, she assumed the role of the state’s first lady. She founded the New Era Foundation while first lady, which is committed to creating centers for “all-around development of young ones and encourage public awareness on environmental health and community service.”

The Legislative House Election Petition Tribunal, which later met and affirmed the election in 2012, received a challenge after Tinubu’s election.

In 2015’s eighth assembly, more than 100 senators were chosen, including Tinubu. Of them, six were female. The other candidates were Binta Garba, Fatimat Raji Rasaki, Rose Okoji Oko, and Anambra representatives Stella Oduah and Uche Ekwunife. She was elected to her third term as a senator, representing Lagos Central, in the general elections of 2019.

As a result of an alleged attack threat made by colleague and fellow party member Dino Melaye during a senate closed-door meeting, Senator Tinubu asked the Inspector General of Police for adequate security in 2016.

She was included on the nomination list for the 2019 Eko Excellence Awards together with Tony Elumelu, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other well-known individuals. She advocated for the establishment of state police in 2020 as a means of combating the nation’s increasing levels of insecurity.

Senator Tinubu put out a bill in March 2021 to change the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in order to make it a more profitable organization. At the International Women’s Day Summit 2021, which was organized by The Guardian, she was also given the prize for the most influential female senator.

Personal Life

Bola Tinubu, a former senator and governor of Lagos State, is wed to pastor Oluremi Tinubu. Her faith is in Christ. and is a Redeemed Christian Church of God ordained minister.

In 2018, the church hosted its 66th annual convention with the subject “Dominion” at the Old Arena of RCCG, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, where she was ordained. Grand Matron of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, she also (COWLSO).

Pastor Oluremi Tinubu has won numerous honors and awards, including the Gambian Diamond Award for Immense Contribution to the Emancipation of People from Poverty and the National Award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger [OON]. She is also a member of the Kings’ University Board of Trustees in Ode-Omu (2005).

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