Senator Oluremi Tinubu, OON, an Educationist, Administrator, Philanthropist and an Officer of the Order of the Niger. She was an exemplary First Lady of Lagos State between 1999 and 2007, during which she founded the New Era Foundation a non-profit organization, dedicated to youth development, girl-child education, women empowerment and inspiring youth to excellence. This gave birth to the annual Spelling Bee Competition to raise educational standards and inculcate a reading culture in students through which emanated the annual ‘’’One Day Governor’’ programme to teach young ones democratic ethos that produced several First Class University graduates.
Not one to rest on her oars, she advocated for the establishment of the Alternative High School for Girls who dropped out of school due to early pregnancy to help them complete their high school education in Lagos State.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu was elected to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to represent Lagos Central Senatorial District on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in year 2011. Impressed by her outstanding achievements in Lagos Central Senatorial District, her Constituents re-elected her to The Senate in March 2015 on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), a position she is holding till date. Over the years, this forthright role model has made tremendous impact in the lives of several people and institutions within and outside Nigeria.
She has authored a number of publications including two series of The Journey of Grace – My Faith Walk and ’’Women and the Challenges of Ageing’’. Stewardship Report which is a rendition and collection of speeches delivered at various fora.
Her achievements were recognized by several awards, both home and abroad. She is a notable speaker at many Conferences locally and internationally.
In 2010, in acknowledgement of her wholehearted commitment to the cause of humanity, the Federal Government of Nigeria awarded Senator Oluremi Tinubu National award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger [OON]; She is also a holder of Fellowship of the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo; Fellowship of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti; and MOCPED Body Of Educators by Michael Otedola College of Primary Education in Lagos; Member, Board of Trustees of Kings’ University, Ode-Omu; Noble International Award for Leadership, Ghana; Diamond Award for Immense Contribution to the Emancipation of People from Poverty, Gambia; numerous traditional and chieftaincy titles; World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts as Honorary Associate in appreciation of her contribution to Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting at World Level; and the Association of Nigerian Academics in the United Kingdom (ANAUK) honoured Senator Oluremi Tinubu with its first ever award for “Outstanding Contribution to Education and Empowerment”; and in appreciation of her contributions as a role model, the AFAO/WAWA (Association Des Femmes De L’Afrique De L’Ouest/West African Women Association) named its Women Training Centre in Gorom, Senegal after her. In 2008, after the civil war, she donated an Elementary and Junior High School building in Mountserado Country, Johnson Ville, Liberia which was named after her.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu is a Fellow, Chartered Insurance Brokers, the Chairman Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Vice Chairman, Senate committee on Environment and a role model for Nigerian youth and women.
She is married to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (The Jagaban Of Nigeria) and the marriage is blessed with children.