YABA CONGRATULATES ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU AT 60.
The entire people of Yaba LCDA join millions of admirers, loyalists, friends and well wishers to congratulate Jagaban Borgu of Borno Kingdom and the Asiwaju of Lagos and Are of ile Oluji land; Senator Bola Ahmed Adekunle Akanbi Tinubu as he clocks sixty (60) years on earth on the 29th March, 2012. Sixty years of laudable achievements, sixty years of struggle for political emancipation of Nigeria and sixty years of standing for the truth and safe guarding the rule of law in Nigeria.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu, a philanthropist, Technocrat and an Administrator per excellence was born on 29th March, 1952 in the city of Lagos. He attended St John’s primary school, Aroloya in Lagos and also Children’s Home School, Ibadan.
In 1975, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu left Nigeria for United States of America with the determination to fulfil his dreams and visions. Through handwork, determination and doggedness, he enrolled at Richard Daley College, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America and self- sponsored his education. His exceptional and excellent performance earned him the college honour and he was transferred to Chicago State University, Illinois, United State of America where he graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
(Accounting and Management).
On his arrival in Nigeria and with his wealth of experience and professional acumen in Financial Management, Bola Ahmed Tinubu joined Mobil Producing Nigeria as senior Auditor and rose to the position of company Treasurer before he retired.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu joined active politics and was one of the founding members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). In 1992 he was elected senator, Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Lagos west Senatorial District.
He was a founding member of pro-Democracy movement, the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that mobilized support for the restoration of Democracy and recognition and re-validation of the annulled June 12th 1993 Presidential election results won by Bashorun M K O Abiola. He went into exile in the heat of the crisis of the annulled election results in 1994 and returned to the country in 1998 after the demise of the Military dictator, Gen. Sanni Abacha.
In 1999, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu contested for Governorship election in Lagos State under the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) and won thus becoming the third Executive Governor of Lagos State. His political antecedents and achievements made him to be re- elected as Governor of Lagos State for second term in 2007.
Lagos State experience total transformation during his two terms administration as he embarked on massive road rehabilitations and constructions and open up more road networks to ease traffic bottleneck, channelization of drainages and canals to curb perennial flooding in Lagos State. He created employment opportunities for the teeming youths in Lagos State through the establishment of LASTMA, LAWMA and KAI Brigade among other pace-setting achievements. He is married to an elegant, beautiful and humble woman, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and they are blessed with Children.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has written his name in gold as a grass root politician, philanthropist, and vanguard of true democracy, defender of down trodden Nigerians against oppressive Government and lover of rule of law in Nigeria. The entire people of Yaba say many happy returns to a National leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Adekunle Akanbi omo Tinubu.