Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is an accountant and politician who is currently serving as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He was elected to the position in 2023, following his victory at the 2023 general elections, and took over from Muhammadu Buhari. Prior to becoming the president, Tinubu had served as the governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007; and senator for Lagos West in the Third Republic.
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Bola Ahmed Tinubu Profile
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Full name: Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu
Born: 29th March 1952
Age: 71 years (2023)
Spouse: Oluremi Tinubu
Children: Seyi Tinubu, Jide Tinubu (late), Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Zainab Tinubu, Abibat Tinubu
Education: Chicago State University
Position: President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Bola Ahmed Tinubu Biography and Educational Background
Bola Ahmed Tinubu was born on the 29th of March, 1952 in Lagos to the family of Abibatu Mogaji, who held the position of Ìyál’ọ́jà of Lagos. While most reliable sources indicate that he was born in 1952, there have been occasional disputes regarding his year of birth, primarily raised by his political opponents who claim that he is much older. It is worth noting that the verification of his age remains uncertain, according to some reliable sources.
Regarding his education, Tinubu initially attended St. John’s Primary School in Aroloya, Lagos before continuing his studies at Children’s Home School in Ibadan. He pursued his undergraduate studies in the United States, first at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago and later at Chicago State University. In 1979, he successfully earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Following his time in the United States, Bola Tinubu gained professional experience by working for prominent American companies such as Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, and GTE Services Corporation. Upon his return to Nigeria in 1983, he secured a position at Mobil Oil Nigeria, where he not only joined the company but also progressed to become an executive within the organization.
Bola Tinubu began his political career in 1991 when he joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP). He was elected to the Senate in 1992, representing the Lagos West constituency during the Third Nigerian Republic. Following the annulment of the 1993 presidential elections, he became a founding member of the pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition, advocating for the restoration of democracy. Tinubu went into exile during the military rule of General Sani Abacha but returned to Nigeria in 1998 after Abacha’s death.
In 1999, he contested and won the position of Governor of Lagos State under the banner of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). During his two terms in office (1999-2007), he focused on infrastructure development to accommodate the state’s growing population. Tinubu faced political challenges, including clashes with the federal government over local council development and strained relations with his deputy governor.
After leaving office as governor, Tinubu played a significant role in Nigerian politics. He was instrumental in the formation of a coalition of opposition parties, resulting in the creation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013. He supported General Muhammadu Buhari’s candidacy, leading to Buhari’s victory in the 2015 presidential election.
Tinubu’s influence continued within the APC, and he supported Buhari’s re-election in 2019. He announced his own candidacy for the 2023 presidential election, and after winning the APC party convention, he emerged as the president-elect following the election. Tinubu was sworn in as the President of Nigeria on 29 May 2023, succeeding Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu’s presidency began with international recognition and he was honored with the highest national honors by his predecessor. His government aims to address the challenges facing Nigeria and implement his agenda for the country’s development.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a private person and does not share much about his personal life. However, it is known that he is married to Oluremi Tinubu and they have four children.
Oluremi Tinubu served as a senator in the Nigerian National Assembly. She is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and represented Lagos Central Senatorial District. She is also the founder of the Tinubu Care Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides healthcare and education to the poor in Nigeria.
Tinubu is a devout Muslim and is a member of the Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria. He is also a member of the Yoruba ethnic group.
Bola Tinubu’s children:
Tinubu’s children are Seyi Tinubu, Jide Tinubu (late), Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Zainab Tinubu and Abibat Tinubu.
Seyi Tinubu is a businessman and politician. He is the CEO of an out-of-home advertising company, Loatsad Promomedia Ltd, Patron to STL Polo Team, and a Member of the Board of several organizations. e is happily married to Layal Tinubu.
Jide Tinubu died in October 2017, after battling a cardiac arrest.
Folashade Tinubu-Ojo identifies as the ‘First daughter of FRN’. In July 2013, she was selected as the new Iyaloja of Lagos. Ìyál’ọ́jà is a Yoruba word that literally translates to “Mother of the Market” and has commonly been used to refer to a prominent traditional chieftaincy title among the Yoruba people.
Not much information is known about Zainab Tinubu and Abibat Tinubu, but they are both graduates of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Social Media Handles
You can connect with Bola Tinubu on:
Facebook: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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