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Remi Tinubu assumes office as First Lady; takes up 1st official engagement



Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of President Bola Tinibu, on Monday in Abuja, assumed office as Nigeria’s First Lady.

Mrs Tinubu who arrived at the First Lady’s wing was accompanied by her security aides.

The first lady on arrival, was received by the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Mr Tijjani Umar and other Head of Units in the First Lady’s Office.

Mrs Tinubu was therefore guided on a tour of offices within the first lady’s wing, comprising the Administrative, ICT, Catering, Media and Protocol Units.

Takes up first official engagement

Tinubu officially met with the heads of units in the first lady’s office and took a tour of the office, in company with the Permanent Secretary, Mr Tijani Umar and other head of units as well as the media team.

During the meeting, organised by the permanent secretary, the first lady applauded the immediate past government for leaving capable hands behind for her to work with.

“I am delighted to meet you all. I believe that as we transit into this new role that God has blessed us with, I will need your experience in serving our people.

“We thank God that the outgoing administration was able to leave us in very capable hands,” she said.

The first lady said that she would be engaging the unit heads whenever the need arose.

“I’m also trying to get some political appointees to join you.

In his response, the permanent secretary expressed the readiness of the staff members in the unit to work with Tinubu.

“In due course, Your Excellency, you are going to be meeting with other members of staff because it is a privilege for them to know the boss they will be serving,” he said. 

Remi Tinubu’s biography

Mrs Tinubu was born on September 21, 1960, to Itsekiri mother and Yoruba father.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Ife, and has undertake several courses in some higher institutions.

She served as the wife of Lagos State Governor between 1999 and 2007 and thereafter was elected Senator representing Lagos Central in the Senate.

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