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Adelani Temiloluwa
School Of Nursing Ondo
Nursing Student
300Level, Nigeria.

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Born: March 29, 1952 at Lagos State
Political party: All Progressives Congress
Spouse: Oluremi Tinubu
Children: Oluwaseyi Tinubu, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Abibat Tinubu
Education: Richard J. Daley College, Chicago State University

Educational Background.
Bola Tinubu had his primary education at St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos and Children’s Home School in Ibadan before traveling to the United States in the year 1975, where he had his secondary
education at Richard J. Daley College Chicago, Illinois. Later he gained admission into the Chicago State
University where he graduated in the year 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Career.
After graduation, Bola Tinubu with worked with Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, and GTE
Services Corporation, both in the United States of Nigeria. In the year 1983, he returned to Nigeria, and secured a jib with Mobil Oil Nigeria, where he rose to the position of an executive in the company.


Political Career.
Bola Tinubu joined politics in the year 1992. Then he contested for, and won election as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representing the Lagos West constituency. After the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election, Bola Tinubu founded National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) with some other Nigerians, a group that
advocated for the restoration of democracy and recognition of the 12 June results. In the year 1994, Bola Tinubu
went into exile and later came back in the year 1998 when Sani Abacha died.

In the year 1999, Bola Tinubu contested for the position of the governor of Lagos State and was elected in the platform of Alliance For Democracy (AD). In April 2003, after the expiration of his first term in office, he was re-elected for a second term.
Personal Life.
Bola Tinubu is married to Oluremi Tinubu, a Senator of central Lagos State. He is a chieftain of the Asiwaju of Lagos and that of the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in the Northern Niger State of Nigeria.
On March 29, 2016, Bola Tinubu who is also the leader of the All Progressives Congress celebrated his 64th birthday. The celebration was well attended by high profile personalities including pressident Muhammadu Buhari. At the end of the Occasion, Bola Tinubu read the following remaks and response:

1. I thank everyone for taking part in this important
symposium. The importance of this event is not that it comes on my birthday. It
is due to the topic explored and the richness of the contributions made in this
regard. I am simply honored that you would use my birthday as a platform for
this vital national discourse.

2. I tender a deep APPRECIATION to Vice President Osinbajo
and all others who organized this colloquium. Yours has been a job excellently
done. Above all, I thank President Muhammadu Buhari, Commander in Chief of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria for giving of his precious time to be here today.In
so doing, you have provided a most wonderful birthday present. Thank you.

3. You also have given to the people of Nigeria something
even more important. Mr. President, in your Easter message, you asked the
people to be steadfast and of strong hope because you would not let them down.
That you would fulfill your promise to bring positive change to our beloved
land.

4. Today, on my birthday, I ask that you allow me to support
what you said to the people. I believe in our President and his administration.
He is a leader dedicated to the betterment of Nigeria. He needs our support to
make this a reality.
5. During the 7th Colloquium which held last year (2015) in
Lagos, I recall I made a request. I said the best birthday gift I wanted was
for people go out and vote massively to secure election victory. To the glory
of God, our party, the APC won a remarkable victory.

6. That historic victory has placed on us a heavy
responsibility to right the wrongs of the past years. Our path may be tough at
present. But I do not entertain fear because I know our people are more
resilient than the challenges we face.

Thus, I also ask the people to be of firm conviction and
strong hope that we are working for and moving toward a better day.

7. I believe in destiny. Yes, the times that have come upon
us are rough. Yet, I cannot help but believe that we have been put here at this
appointed place and appointed time for a reason more profound than mere
coincidence.

8. The workings of harsh economic reality have revealed the
fragility of the economic position we have too long occupied. With the downturn
in oil prices, this nation can no longer function as it did. The lack of
government performance that has for years been a source of pain is no longer
tolerable. This government is committed to reversing the trend towards a
positive and progressive outcome.

9. We have reached the point where we can no longer look the
other way because there is longer another way. If we are to experience a new
growth and development, we must do it ourselves. Nigerians must become
Nigeria’s lifeline.

10. Those who came before us believed in weak governance but
strong corruption. They were the authors of the malfeasance and ruthless
indifference that enchained this nation and its remarkable people. They acted
as if their pilferage would never end. But it was ended by the people of this
great country.

11. However, destiny does not believe in failure. It would
never ask people like that to correct the wrongs they themselves had
instituted. We can’t expect the author to burn his own book. That group could
no more be the rebuilders of a new Nigeria than wind can turn to rock or mud
into gold.

12. That correction has begun. This is why I am gratified to
have President Buhari among us today. Upon his shoulders rest the fate of 170
million people. However, he does not carry that burden alone. Permit to speak
for the vast majority of Nigerians who dream of the same change of which you
speak Mr.President: We are with you. We are determined. We have resolved to
re-build this country together.

13. Here, I beg your indulgence to allow me a few words
about the subject matter at hand: Agriculture.

We have heard many excellent ideas and suggestions. I
foresee much of what we heard will soon be implemented policy. The nation will
soon enjoy a rebirth of this vital economic sector.

14. Through it all, we need remember that what we have
discussed cannot be reduced to a gaggle of aggregate economic figures. It is
not about this or that rate of GDP growth. Those are numbers intended to help
us read the story but we should never see them as the true story itself.

15. Our real quest is to strive to provide the people with
sufficient food at affordable prices. The real story is that our farmers and
their land must become more productive but they also must be secured with
better pay for their increased output. The real story is that our produce must
not go to waste but much more of it must be turned into processed goods for
domestic consumption.

16. In the end, we strive to make this a land where no child
goes to bed in want and hunger. A land where no loving mother or father is
brought to tears because they have not a grain of rice or slice of bread to
feed their family. A country where no farmer is made poorer the more he works.

17. Let us move from where we now are into becoming that
nation that feeds not only its people but has a surplus to bolster its
neighbors and beyond.

Let us arrive at the place where our country side can feed
our cities and our cities can produce the manufactured goods needed in both the
city and countyside.

Nigeria’s detractors want to label us a wobbly basket case.
Well, let us show them that we can become a vibrant breadbasket for this region
and the continent.

I know this is the Nigeria that this administration wants. I
know this is the Nigeria the people want. I know this is the Nigeria that is to
come. As such, I thank you all for this wonderful birthday present you have
given me.



May God bless you and may He forever bless the FRN.

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