One of these women will be the Deputy Governor of Lagos State
in May if things work out with the way we see them now, except another party
becomes more relevant than PDP or APC in Lagos.
running mate, while Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule is APC’s Ambode Akuniwunmi’s
running mate. Now read their profiles after the cut.
to the Muslim family of Mr. Abdulmananu Mofolorunsho Layode and Mrs. Risikat
Ayinke Layode, Safurat has her roots in the indigenous Egun and Awori extractions
Quarters, Badagry, while her mother came from the famous Akibon family, a
lineage of warriors from Akogun Compound in Iba Town, in present day Ojo Local
the University of Ado-Ekiti in 2007, Safurat began her educational life in
Ansar-ud-Deen Primary School, Badagry, Lagos, between 1966 and 1972.
College, Badagry, where she obtained a Teacher’s Grade II Certificate.
Ado-Ekiti, from 1985 to 1987 for an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in
Accounting, followed by a Higher National Diploma (HND) from the Kano State
Management from the University of Ado-Ekiti.
Bintu Binta Trading Company, Kano, in 1987, Mrs. Abdulkarim later returned to
the South-West, where she rose to become the General Manager of the Ikeja,
Lagos-based Disk Engineering Limited (1990 to 1996), and thereafter Managing
Director of Transmit Network (1996 to 1999).
Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) was appointed Vice Chairman and
Supervisory Councillor in the Caretaker Committee of Badagry Local Government.
with whom she has children.
family of Idowu-Esho of Ojo Alaworo in Ojo
Local Government Area of the state.
education at Awori College, Ojo. Thereafter, she proceeded on admission to the
Lagos State University, Ojo, bagging a Bachelor of Art in Education degree in
Islamic Studies in 1992.
degree (M.Ed) in Curriculum Studies graduating in 1997.
and Assessment from the Nigeria Institute of International Education
Association in 2006.
Curriculum Studies in 2012 also at the Lagos State University.
State College of Primary Education (LACOPED), Noforija, Epe, as a lecturer in
the department of Religious Studies and later transferred her service to the
Lagos State University as a lecturer in the department of Curriculum Studies
and later Language Arts and Social
on Establishment of LASU International Secondary School; LASU Staff School
Monitoring Committee; Member, Association of Learners, and Co-
Commissioner 1 in the Lagos State Post Primary Teaching Service Commission
(PP-TESCOM), now Teachers’ Establishment and Pensions Office, by Asiwaju Bola
Tinubu in October 2000 to February 2005 and later as board member of the Lagos
State Scholarship Board from February 2005 to November
State Government by the administration of Governor Raji Fashola in July, 2011.
her credit. These included ‘Reading The Objective Of Universal Basic Education
in Nigeria’, ‘The Imperative of Religion and Peace in the Quest for Sustainable
Development in Nigeria:
Teaching: Learning amongst Secondary Schools in Lagos State, Nigeria’ to
mention a few.
future leaders and a politician of repute, Dr Adebule’s interests include
reading, travelling and community service.