Bola Tinubu is a renowned Nigerian politician, national leader, and accountant. He has served his country under different political positions. He is the former governor of Lagos State after serving for two tenures. He was in office between May 1999 and May 2007.
Bol is a critical political and national leader in Nigeria. He is a member of the All Progressives Congress party. He also holds the titles of the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom.
Bola Tinubu profile summary
- Full name: Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu
- Date of birth: 29th March 1952
- Place of birth: Osun State, Nigeria
- Bola Tinubu age: 69 years (as of 2021)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Ethnicity: Black
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Oluremi Tinubu
- Profession: Politician, national leader, accountant
- Net worth: $4 billion
Bola Tinubu biography
Bola Ahmed Tinubu was born on 29th March 1952 in Osun State, Nigeria. He has not offered any information about his father and siblings. However, his mother is the famous Abibatu Mogaji. She was a Nigerian trader who later became the Mother of the Market (Iyaloja) of Lagos. She passed away on 15th June 2014 at the age of 68.
He got his primary school education from St John's Primary School in Aroloya Lagos. Later on, he transferred to Children's Home School in Ibadan, South West region of Nigeria. In 1975 he moved to the United States, where he enrolled at Richard J Daley College in Chicago, Illinois.
After his high school studies, he joined Chicago State University for his undergraduate studies. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1979.
He started working for several accounting companies in the United States. Some of them were:
- Arthur Anderson Limited liability partnership - An American holding company situated in Chicago, Illinois. Some of the services offered include accounting, professional services, tax and consultancy.
- Deloitte, Haskins & Sells - An Anglo-American multinational professional services network. In 1972, it merged with Haskins & Sells to form Deloitte Haskins & Sells. Some of its services include audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and legal and GovLab internal think tank.
- GTE Services Corporation - Formerly known as the General Telephone & Electronics Corporation that offers several phone services.
After working in the United States for several years, he moved to Nigeria in 1983. He joined Mobil Oil Nigeria, and soon after, he was appointed as the company's executive.
Early political career
Bola started his political ambitions in 1992. He joined the Social Democratic Party and was one of the Peoples Front members among other renowned Nigerian politicians. He was elected as the representative of the Lagos West constituency in the Senate during the short-lived Nigerian Third Republic.
After the annulment of the presidential elections on 12th June 1993, he became the founding member of the pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition. The group aimed at mobilizing support to restore democracy and recognize Moshood Abiola as the winner of the 12th general elections.
After the 1993 Nigerian coup d'état on 17th November headed by Defence Minister Sani Abacha, he was exiled in 1994. He came back to Nigeria in 1998 after the death of Sani Abacha. In January 1999, he vied for the position of Governor of Lagos State on the AD ticket. He was elected governor of the state.
Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria
The governor assumed office in May 1999. During his first tenure as the governor of Lagos State, he did the following:
- He promised and delivered 10,000 housing units for the less privileged.
- He made significant investments in education in Lagos State.
- He reduced the number of schools by returning most of them to former owners.
- He initiated the construction of new roads.
In April 2003, he returned into office as the governor alongside a new deputy, Femi Pedro. His tenure came to an end on 29th May 2007. He was succeeded by Babatunde Fashola of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) political party.
The Nigerian political leader holds two chieftaincy titles. He is the Asiwaju of Lagos hence the name Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He is also the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State.
Bola Tinubu first wife and kids
The former governor of Lagos State is married t to the current Senator of the Lagos Central Senatorial District, Oluremi Tinubu. The duo has been blessed with four lovely and successful children, namely Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Oluwaseyi Tinubu, Abibat Tinubu and the late Jide Tinubu.
Some of Bola Tinubu children have engaged in politics in one way or another as follows:
She is a highly educated woman and a holder of several bachelor's degrees. She is the wife of Hon. Oyetunde Oladimeji Ojo, a member of the House of Representative. In October 2013, Oba of Lagos crowned her as the new Iyaloja General.
His second-born son has obtained his education from high-end institutions in Nigeria and abroad. He was called to bar in November 2013. He holds the following positions:
- Executive Chairman at Loatsad Promo media
- Executive Director at Loatsad Global Services LTD
Unlike the other children who are in the limelight, very little is known about Abibat. She obtained her education in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Berklee College of Music on 11th May 2013.
The late Jide Tinubu
Not so much is known about the late Bola Tinubu son. On 31st October 2017, he suffered a heart attack while in London. Later, he was confirmed dead.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu mansion and cars
The former governor of Lagos State, Nigeria, is one of the wealthiest politicians in the country. His wealth is reflected in some of the things he owns, such as his houses and cars.
At the moment, he resides on Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, in Lagos State. There are no details about the mansion's features. He also owns Ikoyi Estate Foreshore, among other properties. He owns not less than 30 automobiles. He has bought some and received others as gifts from friends and colleagues.
Some of them are Land Range Rover, Prado Jeep, and an armoured 7-seater SUV. In addition to his expensive cars collection, the former governor owns a private Bombardier Global 6000 Express jet. It is valued at over $75 million.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu net worth
The Nigerian national leader is recognized as the second richest politician in the country. He has an estimated net worth of $4 billion. This wealth is reflected in his high-end fleet of cars, a private jet and the houses he owns in various parts of the country.
Bola Tinubu is one of the most successful and well-recognized leaders in Nigeria. He is the former governor of Lagos State who helped a great deal in fighting corruption and enhancing infrastructure. He is an embodiment of outstanding leadership.
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