-Taiwo Talabi

A new queen is poised to grace the halls of Aso Rock, and she brings with her a remarkable blend of clout and credentials. Senator Oluremi Tinubu OON, an influential party member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been a force to reckon with in Nigerian politics. From her role as a Senator representing the Lagos Central Senatorial District since 2011 to her position as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Yeye Asiwaju—her revered title—brings an unmatched level of influence and experience to the table.

While some may perceive the role of the First Lady as mainly ceremonial, it is undeniably an office of significant influence. However, Oluremi Tinubu is not your typical First Lady. She is a woman who has carved her path in Nigerian politics and proven herself as a competent politician and public servant. With the strength of an Amazon and the grace of a queen, Nigerians have witnessed her incredible journey from serving as the First Lady of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 to become the longest-serving female senator in the history of Nigeria.

As she steps into the role of First Lady in Aso Rock, This woman of impact brings with her a wealth of knowledge in politics, governance, and citizenship. She possesses a deep understanding of how to navigate and thrive in the complex political and social waters of a diverse country like Nigeria. This sets her apart from many previous First Ladies who had to learn on the job. Yeye Asiwaju is Nigeria’s first elite First Lady—a woman with a solid foundation of political expertise.

One of the key distinguishing features of Oluremi Tinubu’s tenure as a Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District is her inclusive approach to constituency projects. She has consistently demonstrated her commitment to serving the people by implementing projects that directly benefit the community. From the construction and rehabilitation of primary school infrastructure to the establishment of the Abimbola Janakde Obstetrics & Gynaecology Center and the development of model markets, her initiatives have made a tangible impact on the lives of her constituents.

Moreover, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has played a vital role in empowering market women and facilitating scholarship schemes for countless beneficiaries in her constituency. Her track record of performance consistency in the Red Chamber is commendable and has inspired many, particularly women, to recognize their capacity for leadership in politics.

The rise of Oluremi Tinubu as Nigeria’s first elite First Lady symbolises a significant shift in the dynamics and narrative of the country’s political landscape. Her multifaceted identity as a Pastor, Senator, and now First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria showcases the evolving nature of Nigerian politics, where individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences are taking centre stage.

As she assumes this prestigious role, Nigerians can expect a First Lady who is well-versed in the intricacies of governance, deeply connected to the aspirations of the people, and dedicated to fostering positive change. Oluremi Tinubu embodies strength, resilience, and unwavering determination—a vanguard for the capacity of women in politics.

Indeed, Nigeria’s political landscape is undergoing a transformation, and the presence of Oluremi Tinubu as the first elite First Lady is a testament to the evolving face of leadership. Her knowledge, experience, and commitment to serving the Nigerian people make her a figure to watch closely.

A woman that undoubtedly has the heart and ears of her husband, Oluremi Tinubu’s tenure as First Lady holds the promise of progress, empowerment, and inclusive governance. Together, let us celebrate the achievements of this extraordinary woman and support her in her mission to uplift the nation.

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