Yemi Osinbajo is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Senior Partner in the Law firm of Simmons Cooper Partners. Oluyemi Oluleke “Yemi” Osinbajo is the current Vice President of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He is a Professor of Law and until his inauguration as Vice President, a Senior Partner with Simmons Cooper Partners, a commercial law practice.
Yemi Osinbanjo is married to Oludolapo Osinbanjo and they have 3 children.
|Igbobi College Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria||WAEC||1969 -1975|
|University of Lagos||Bachelors Degree in Law||1975-1978|
|London School of Economics & Political Science||Master Degree||1980|
|Bendel Development and Planning Authority (BDPA), Bendel state.||Legal Officer||1979–1980|
|University of Lagos, Nigeria||law lecturer||1981|
|University of Lagos||Senior lecturer of Law||1983 to 1986|
|Attorney-General and Minister of Justice||Adviser (legal advice and litigation)||1988 to 1992|
|University of Lagos||Professor of Law and Head of Department of Public Law||1997 to 1999|
|Lagos State Ministry of Justice||Member of Cabinet||1999 to 2007|
|University of Lagos||Professor of Law, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law||2007 to 2013|
Lagos State Nigeria
8 August 1952
All Progressive Congress (APC)
Vice President of Nigeria
After the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, Yemi was tasked, with other notable Nigerians, to design and produce a manifesto for the new political party. This culminated in the presentation of the “Roadmap to a New Nigeria”, a document published by APC as its manifesto if elected to power. The highlights of the Roadmap included a free schools meal plan, a conditional cash transfer to the 25 million poorest Nigerians if they enroll children in school and immunise them. There were also a number of programs designed to create economic opportunities for Nigeria’s massive youth population.
On 17 December 2014 the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, retired General Muhammadu Buhari, announced Osinbajo as his running mate and vice-presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections.
On 31 March 2015 Buhari was confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the presidential elections. Thus Osinbajo became the Vice President-elect of Nigeria. They were both sworn in on 29 May 2015.
Yemi Osinbajo assumed office after taking the oath of office on 29 May 2015 at the Eagle Square, Abuja. As the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he is expected to oversee the economic planning team and report, as well as make recommendations, to the president who takes the final decision. Because of his legal background and antecedents as a Commissioner for Justice in Lagos state for eight years, many expect that he will contribute a great deal to the much needed reform of the judicial system at the national level. During the 2014/2015 campaigns of the All progressives Congress, Yemi Osinbajo held numerous town hall meetings across the country as against the popular rallies that many Nigerians and their politicians were used to. One of his campaign promises, which he has recently reiterated, was the plan to feed a school child a meal per day. Beyond feeding the school children, he has recently emphasized that this plan will create jobs (another campaign promise) for those who will make it happen.
President Muhammadu Buhari wrote a written declaration on May 9 2017 to the president of the senate and house of representatives on his decision to embark on a medical trip, the letter was read on the 9 may 2017 at plenary of both houses, senate and house of representatives respectively. Vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was conferred the acting president during president Buhari’s medical leave
He will be retiring from his current position as vice the president of Nigeria in the upcoming 2023 election.
Awards & Honours
Yemi Osinbajo, has received several awards, they include:
State Merit Award 1971
The School Prize for English Oratory, 1972
Adeoba Prize for English Oratory 1972–1975
Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC) 1973
School Prize for Literature (HSC), 1975
African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize, 1974
President Goodluck Jonathan conferred on Osinbajo the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on May 28, 2015.
- The Bonny-Bodo road project.
- Social housing project