Oluremi Tinubu is a Nigerian politician who has been representing Lagos Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly since 2011, on the platform of All Progressives Congress. She was the First Lady of Lagos State between 1999 and 2007. She is an educator by profession.
Born on 21st September 1960 in Ogun State. She is the youngest of 12 children. Oluremi is married to Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the couple are blessed with 3 children. She is of Christian faith and is an ordained pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. She is also Grand Matron of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO). Tinubu has written a number of publications; including an autobiography, “The Journey of Grace – My FaithWalk”.
|Redeemed Bible College, Ogun State||Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Theology||2010|
|University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Osun State||B.Sc Biology Education||1985|
|Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State||National Certificate of Education (Botany/Zoology)||1982|
|Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State||West African Senior Secondary Certificate||1979|
21 September 1960
All Progressives Congress
Senator, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District (since 2011)
Tinubu’s entrance into politics began in 1999, when her husband, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was elected the Governor of Lagos State. Thus, she was the First Lady of Lagos State between 1999 and 2007.
In 2011, she was elected into the National Assembly as the Senate member representing Lagos State Central Senatorial District, on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria. In 2015, she was re-elected, under the banner of All Progressives Congress. She has been serving in this capacity since then.
In March 2021, Senator Tinubu proposed a bill to reform the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to make it a more viable entity.
Awards & Honours
- 2021 Most Impactful Female Senator Award conferred by The Guardian
- 2019 Eko Excellence Award
- 2005 Gambian Diamond Award for Immense Contribution to the Emancipation of People from Poverty
- 2004 Ghana Noble International Award for Leadership
- National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON)
- Fellow, Adeyemi College of Education
- Fellow, College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti
- Founded the New Era Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to women empowerment, youth development and girl-child education
- Provision of maintenance grants to alleviate the plight of the elderly (Elderly Citizen Assistant Scheme)
- Initiated the Youth Empowerment and Skills Acquisition Scheme (YESAS) and the Post-Secondary School Scholarship Scheme (PSSS) which have produced several beneficiaries across the Lagos Central district
- Helped secure ₦377 million in funding from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) for three institutions – Sir Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (₦109 million); Lagos State University (₦108 million); Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (₦160 million).
In 2021, Tinubu received several criticisms from the public concerning her attack on Smart Adeyemi who was speaking on the worsening case of Nigeria’s insecurity issue. During the Senate’s plenary session. Tinubu shut down Adeyemi’s statements, responding, “Are you in PDP? Are you a wolf in sheep’s clothing?”
The public described her reaction as proof that she did not care about human lives, but only the political ambitions of her husband.