Read on to know about Bukola Saraki right now. Today, we have the 3 Things You should know About Him.
You’ll get to read from how he grew up to how he made it as a big time politician in Nigeria.
Bukola Saraki Early Life
Born to Abubakar Olusola Saraki, and Florence Morenike Saraki.
He was born on December 19 1962 in Ilorin. His father Olusola Saraki died in Ikoyi Lagos on the 14th of November 2012.
Bukola Saraki, attended kings college Lagos from 1973 to 1998, then he attended chettenham college London frpm 1979 to 1981.
From 1982 to 1977, he studied at the London hospital medical college were he obtained his MBBS in London.
He was also the director of societe general bank Nigeria(1990-2000).
Bukola Saraki Family – Wife and children
He is happily married to Toyin Saraki. She is the founder of well being foundations Africa.
They are blessed with lovely children
- Teniayo Saraki.
Bukola Saraki Political Career
His political career started in 2000 when he was appointed by ex president Olusegun Obasanjo, as special assistant on budget issues.
He won the Kwara state gubernatorial election in April 19, 2003.
Later in 2017, he contested for another gubernatorial election for the same state in April 14 2007, for the second time, he was Kwara’s state governor.
He has helped in nations building and societal development by engaging in one project and the other.
Some of of the projects includes:
Introduction of new health programmes to decrease child/maternal mortality. He exhibited this by giving out free mosquitoes nets(treated).
The first Nigerian governor to be given the national honour, command of the order(CON).
He also received outstanding leadership award from Kwara state governor.
In the year 2011, he was made Nigeria senate (7th national assembly) in 2011, representing the Kwara central senatorial district.
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He is also noted for one of his outstanding achievement which was bringing displaced white farmers from Zimbabwe to Kwara state, providing them farming opportunities.
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