Oluremi Tinubu at 61: his indelible imprints continue
By Akeem Mobolaji
A diamond has been spotted in the sun by a people devoted to appreciating quality. It was discovered simply because it shone brightly, and to everyone’s applause. But there were other adornments which, without close surveillance or sweeping, would hardly be noticed.
This scenario, as painted here, was a symbolic representation of life in Lagos in 1999, with the advent of ongoing democracy.
Then, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sworn in precisely on May 29, 1999 as governor, and his wife, Chief (Mrs.) Oluremi Tinubu, following him, became the First Lady of Lagos State, the center of ‘Excellency.
As the diamond shines in the sun, Senator (Ms.) Oluremi Tinubu embodies Diamond Plus 1, as she celebrates her 61st birthday today.
A director without a reputation, Oluremi is typical of the legendary woman-wife who stands in her husband’s shoes, exuding virtues that bring loyalists and detractors of the Tinubu administration to inescapable ground of friendship.
As a sucker for human kindness, she quickly supplemented her husband by establishing the New Era Foundation, a non-governmental organization committed to the comprehensive development of young people and raising public awareness of environmental health issues and community services. .
His New Era Foundation was renowned for lifting many needy children out of the doldrums of poverty, neglect and misery.
Its activities have particularly galvanized all government bodies with responsibility for social protection programs to improve their game, exploiting the ideas of the Foundation.
Her far-reaching contributions to humanity in Lagos undoubtedly resonated in the quest of the political leaders of her central senatorial district of Lagos, who are said to have advocated for her to go to the Senate and be their advocate in Abuja.
Thus, she was elected to the Eighth National Assembly as a senator in 2015, on the platform of the Congress of Action (AC). Satisfied with her performance, Senator Tinubu was re-elected by her constituency in 2019 on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform.
In the Senate, where she has served for nearly seven years now, Tinubu regaled political observers with strong contributions such as the call for the creation of a state police force as a way to reduce growing insecurity in the country. In addition, she championed the cause of the demand for “special status” for Lagos State. His voice in this regard has inspired other groups and individuals to join the call for the federal government to grant Lagos its deserving “special status”.
In March of this year in particular, this Amazon of modern Nigeria politics proposed a bill to reform the Nigerian postal service, to get it out of its hiatus.
In recognition of his political and cheerful sagacity, Oluremi Tinubu, who is celebrating his 61st birthday and thus joined the sixty-year-old club on Tuesday, September 21, pocketed several honors confirming the appreciation of society for his good works.
Some of the garlands adorning his neck are: the national price of Officier de l’Ordre du Niger (OON); member of the board of directors of Kings’ University, Ode-Omu; Ghana Noble International Award for Leadership (2004) and Gambian Diamond Award for Outstanding Contribution to Empowering People from Poverty (2005).
In addition, she is the Grand Matron of the Lagos State Civil Servants’ Wives Committee (COWLSO).
As a devout Christian, Oluremi is married to Bola Tinubu who is also a devout Muslim and the couple thus send a signal to Nigerians about the inviolability of religious tolerance in a multi-religious Nigerian society.
Impressed by this senator’s commitment to the service of God, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) elevated her to the rank of Cleric.
In 2018, she was ordained pastor of the RCCG in a well attended ceremony at the church’s redemption camp on the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
Born in 1960, Oluremi Tinubu was the youngest in a family of 12 children and she grew up in present-day Ogun State. She attended Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, where she obtained her school leaving certificate.
She also obtained a Bachelor of Education from Ife University in Osun State, and then completed it with a National Certificate of Education in Botany and Zoology at Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, in the ‘State of Ondo.
At the ecclesiastical level too, Senator (pastor) Oluremi Tinubu obtained a graduate degree in theology from the Biblical College of the RCCG in 2010.
Vintage Ms Tinubu, who has worked with other caregivers to iron out the asymmetric rise of last year’s COVID-19 pandemic, has been widely cited with moving prints in service to humanity.
“As we all continue to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please continue to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His power while praying for our medical staff and those providing essential services in this regard. moment, ”she said. said with passion.
An observer reading the quote from her, had remarked, “Here is an only mother, an Amazon unmatched by mankind.”
* Akeem Mobolaji wrote from 142 Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja. Lagos.