Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (born 29 March 1952) is the former Governor of Lagos State. Tinubu was elected Senator for the Lagos West constituency in Lagos State, Nigeria in 1993. The election was just prior to a military take-over in December 1993. After the return to democracy, he was elected governor of Lagos State, holding office from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been routinely referred to as the national leader of the APC.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a Muslim and is married to Oluremi Tinubu, the current Senator representing Lagos central. On the 31st of October 2017, he lost his son Jide Tinubu to cardiac arrest in London.
|Name of School||Degree||Year|
|St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya,|
|Children’s Home School in Ibadan|
|Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois||1975|
|Chicago State University||B. Accounting||1979|
As an Accountant, Bola Tinubu worked with Arthur Anderson, Deloitte and GTE Services Corporation before working with Mobil Oil, Nigeria in 1983.
Lagos State, Nigeria
29 March 1952
All Progressives Congress
Governor of Lagos State
His political career began in 1992, on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (where he was a member of the faction of the Peoples Front led by Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and made up of other politicians such as Dapo Sarumi and Yomi Edu).
He was elected to the Nigerian Senate, representing the Lagos West constituency in the short-lived Nigerian Third Republic. After the results of June 12, 1993, presidential elections were annulled, Tinubu became a founding member of the pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition, a group which mobilized support for the restoration of democracy and recognition of the results of the 12th of June. He went into exile in 1994 and returned to the country in 1998 after the death of the military dictator Sani Abacha, which ushered in a transition to civilian rule.
In the run-up to the 1999 elections, Bola Tinubu was a protégé of Alliance for Democracy (AD) leaders Abraham Adesanya and Ayo Adebanjo. He won the AD primaries for the Lagos State gubernatorial elections in competition with Funsho Williams and Wahab Dosunmu, a former Minister of Works and Housing. In April 1999, he stood for the position of Executive Governor of Lagos State on the AD ticket and was elected.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s political philosophy is one based on service. An aggressive goal getter and an astute administrator.
Awards & Honours
Tinubu created additional 37 local governments in 2003 to the existing 20 councils to fend for the population growth in Lagos state.
Construction of new and affordable housing for the people of Lagos State.
- Tinubu was accused of dealing in drugs and doing time abroad. He had also been accused of corruption, and of stealing Lagos state government funds.
- Clash with President Olusegun Obasanjo.