Biography of Oluremi Tinubu
Oluremi Tinubu, wife of Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, born on September 21, 1960 is the youngest of 12 children. She was a former first lady of Lagos State and is currently a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She was raised in Ogun state. Oluremi Tinubu obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology Education from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife. Prior to that, she also holds a National Certicate of Education in Botany and Zoology from Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State.
Oluremi Tinubu Political Career
Her rise in politics of Nigeria started when she became the First Lady of Lagos when her husband, Chief Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was Governor of Lagos between 1999 to 2007. During her reign as First Lady of Lagos, she started a non-profit Organization, the New Era Foundation, which is dedicated to women empowerment, youth development, and girl-child education.
She has written a number of publications to her credit, including an auto-biography “The Journey of Grace” – My FaithWalk. She has also won numerous awards in honour of her various achievements both locally and internationally. Some of these awards includes:
- National award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger [OON]
- Ghana Noble International Award for Leadership (2004)
- Gambian Diamond Award for Immense Contribution to the Emancipation of People from Poverty (2005), e.t.c
She won the Senatorial seat for Lagos Central under the Platform of Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN)in 2011 and 2015 (APC).
Senator Oluremi Tinubu was said to have allegedly called a fellow Senator, Dino Melaye “a dog” which sparked exchange of words and threats from the parties involved. She also claimed to have forgiven Dino Melaye