A STATEMENT BY SENATOR OLUREMI TINUBU, OON ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST OBSERVANCE OF JUNE 12 AS NIGERIA’S DEMOCRACY DAY
I felicitate with all lovers of democracy in Nigeria and, in particular, the trail-blazing, tenacious and law-abiding citizens of the Lagos Central Senatorial District who, along with other Lagosians, played such courageous and significant role in the events that made June 12, 1993 historic and consequential. It has taken twenty six years to witness the very first observance of June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
We cannot but recall that it was on June 12, 1993 that Nigerians from all tribes, walks of life and religious affiliations indicated their clear and resolute preference for democracy and all its ideals.
I recognise and salute the man who personified everything lofty and laudable that June 12 now represents: Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola of blessed memory.
I commend our beloved President Muhammadu Buhari, whose government finally deemed it fit to recognise June 12 as the date that truly deserves recognition as Nigeria’s rightful Democracy Day.
I honour the men and women who sacrificed their freedom, resources, safety and properties in the struggle for the actualization of the mandate of Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola which was freely given on June 12, 1993 and thereafter for the recognition of June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
More importantly, we cannot but recall and honour the memory of those who paid the ultimate price in the struggle. May their souls rest in peace and may our efforts be worthy of their huge sacrifice.
I, therefore, call on all Nigerians and all political office holders to be challenged by the sacrifice of our heroes past and to use the occasion of this first observance of June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day to rededicate themselves to the ideals of unity, peace and progress on which our nation was founded.
God bless the Lagos Central Senatorial District.
God bless Lagos State.
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
SENATOR OLUREMI TINUBU, OON
I celebrate with Nigerian Women all over the world on the occasion of the International Women’s day, 2019.
Beyond the recognition of the struggles and achievements of womenfolk, it is a celebration of womanhood – her strength, resilience, power and doggedness.
This year, there are two themes in commemoration of International Women’s Day – ‘Balance for Better’ and “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.” While both themes may appear to be at variance, they are both pointers to the way forward in the quest for the protection of rights of women and a reminder that we must devise new strategies in the pursuit of gender equity and balance.
It is apparent that to adequately entrench the rights of women, abrogate gender based violence and ensure equal opportunities for all, men have a role to play. Conscripting men into gender based discussions and actions will enable us address issues of gender disparity, equality in every strata of life, ensure gender balance in government, employment, remuneration of employees and wealth creation.
Thus, I enjoin men to speak up in support of Women. Gender balance will benefit us all and our Nation as a whole.
In addition, Women must rise up and equip themselves to fill gaps in Politics, Public Office, and Management. This can only be done if we are all ready to make a difference, speak up for worthy causes and impact on our immediate communities, the type of change we wish to see.
Thus, I congratulate you all once again and assure you of my unwavering commitment to the empowerment of Nigerian Women.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, OON
In an overwhelming show of patriotism and loyalty to Nigeria, the people have through their votes, exercised their power to elect leaders and determine the course of our Nation for the next four (4) years.
Nigerians have let it be known that we are willing to put in the work
necessary to get Nigeria moving forward.
The good people of Lagos Central Senatorial District have once again elected me to represent them at the Upper Legislative Chamber. I am humbled by the support and confidence reposed in the perspective I bring to the Nigerian Senate.
I am honoured to represent Lagos Central for another 4 years and I remain dedicated to ensuring that our youth are sufficiently empowered, that social security is a priority, and that the Nigeria of our dreams is realised.
Thus, I want to extend my gratitude to my Family, Members of the Appreciation 2019 Campaign team, and Volunteers who have served, knocking on doors, going from market to market, shaking hands and mobilizing the electorate to exercise their civic rights.
It is time to get to work, consolidating on the foundations we have put in place. It is time to address the critical issues of infrastructure development, accessibility and affordability of education, and increased employment among others.
The victory of the APC in the elections is a victory for our democracy and the protection of our commonwealth. Thus, I urge the electorate to come out en masse again on Saturday 9th March, 2019 for the Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly Elections.
I would also like to commend the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on ensuring that the elections were well organised, free and fair; and our security agencies for keeping the peace.
God bless the APC!
God bless Lagos Central Senatorial District!
God bless Lagos State!
God bless Nigeria!
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, OON
I congratulate the good people of Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole on witnessing the end of the year 2018.
2018 was an eventful year. Fraught with issues ranging from farmer-herdsmen clashes to increment in minimum wage, the year also saw the emergence of candidates aspiring various political offices on the platform of the ninety-one (91) registered political parties.
Regardless of what cards life dealt you, 2018 is over. Thus I welcome you to 2019, full of hopes, dreams and revolutionary ideas. Beyond a change of dates, it is a new opportunity to repurpose yourself, re-channel your energy and pursue your dreams. It is for us all, a new beginning, individually and collectively.
Collectively, we have a chance to decide the leadership of our great Nation, Nigeria for the next four years. In making this decision, we must be mindful of its impact on our future and the future of the unborn generations.
Realising the weight of this responsibility, we must approach the general elections determined to exercise our civic within the ambits of law and devoid of selfish interest and gain. You must embrace peaceful elections, not letting your conscience or votes be bought.
The start of the year determines largely, the rest of it. Thus, we must go into the new year determined to be better and to do better. 2019 should not be the year of unrealised goals and visions. Start well, start early and keep at it.
Once again, I felicitate with you all and wish you a prosperous 2019.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, OON
I rejoice with the people of Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and Nigeria for another season of festivities to commemorate the birth of our Lord Jesus and God’s love to mankind.
Christmas is a time of celebration, joy and love. However, it is also a time to reflect on the purpose of the birth of Christ and ensure that our lives model the exemplary sacrifice of God’s love for mankind.
In addition, it is a time to show love and extend helping hands, especially to the less privileged amongst us. It is my hope that we can carry on the culture of giving beyond the festivities and apply these tenets in our everyday lives as Christ enjoins us to.
Regardless of whatever challenges we may have faced this year which is fast coming to an end, I urge you all to remain steadfast and committed to the cause of a better Nigeria which the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration is working towards.
With the campaigns in full swing and the general elections fast approaching, we are confronted with choices or decisions to be made as individuals and a Nation. I implore you to choose the path of peace for the greater good of our collective future.
Whatever you nurture will yield good results. Let us choose to nurture our heritage, communal history and our beloved Country Nigeria. I am certain that if we persist, it will pay off eventually.
Thus, I felicitate with you once again and wish you all the joy and happiness of Christmas.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, OON