Senator Oluremi Tinubu, born on the 𝟐𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟗𝟔𝟎, is the wife of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the new president-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
She is the mother of three children, and they are: Zainab Abisola Tinubu, Habibat Tinubu and Olayinka Tinubu and allegedly, She is a stepmother to his 3 children from previous relationships, Olajide Tinubu (deceased), Folashade Tinubu, and Oluwaseyi Tinubu.
Senator 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,
Mrs. 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.
She also got her PGD from The Redeemed Christian Bible college in 2010.
Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu’s political journey is an interesting one; she became the first lady of Lagos State when her husband, Bola Tinubu, was elected as governor in the year 1999 to 2007 after a two term tenure which lasted for 8 years.
— As first lady, she established the New Era Foundation, dedicated to establishing centers for all round development of young ones and promoting public awareness of environmental health and community service.
In the year 2011, four years after she vacated the office as the first lady of Lagos State, she became a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria and assumed office on the 6th of June 2011.
In 2015, four years after she assumed office as a senator, she won again and Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu was one of over 100 senators elected in the 8th assembly.
Six of these hundred senators were women. The others were Stella Oduah and Uche Ekwunife, who both represent Anambra, Fatimat Raji Rasaki, Rose Okoji Oko and Binta Garba.
The 2019 general elections saw numerous changes in different parts of the country, but Oluremi Tinubu still retained her senatorial seat representing Lagos Central, making it 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞.
She is a firm believer in investing in Society Human Capital and Her Youth Empowerment and Skill Acquisition Scheme together with Good Boys and Girls Empowerment Scheme (GBGES) has produced 𝟏,𝟏𝟕𝟐 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬. About 𝟏𝟔𝟒 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐬 were trained on various skills and received start up kits and capital of about 𝐍𝟒𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 each.
𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫
➡ In 2020, she called for the creation of state police as a way of tackling the rising spate of insecurity in the country.
➡ In March 2021, Senator Tinubu proposed a bill to reform the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to make it a more viable entity.
➡ In June 2022, Senator Oluremi Tinubu sponsored a bill seeking prosecution of officials behind unlawful incarceration of minors.
Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu has received several awards and honors, some awards and honors she has received are:
National award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger [OON]
Member, Board of Trustees of Kings’ University, Ode-Omu.
Ghana Noble International Award for Leadership (2004).
Gambian Diamond Award for Immense Contribution to the Emancipation of People from Poverty (2005)
She was listed alongside Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Tony Elumelu and other prominent people for the Eko Excellence Awards in 2019.
She also received the award for the most impactful female senator at The Guardian organized International Women’s Day Summit 2021.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu is believed to be a controversial person, but one key thing about her is her ability to give back to the society.
She has impacted so many lives positively with her skill acquisition initiatives where she gave tricycles, gadgets, devices etc. to people to aid them in their businesses.
The constituency she represents has benefited from her selfless services and her initiative of giving back to the society.
As things stand, she is the wife of the president-elect and might likely end up as the first lady of Nigeria if the court rules in the favour of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the APC.