Leadership the said is an act of selfless services or the process of leading or guide other individuals for the purpose of achieving one common interest.
But under the African political system, the above is not envisaged. Although, some great numbers of political leaders in Nigeria, have in one way or the other depicted the meaning of true, leadership in the Nigerian political system.
Examples of these great men include Murtala Mohammed, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.
Although the above mentioned individuals may have soiled their hands in one or more political mishaps, but the have remain an object of good political legacies in the modern day Nigeria.
Meanwhile, other sets of politicians in Nigeria today have made a great fortunes from the corrupt nature of Nigeria political system.
In-fact, based on the recently released statistics of the top hundred richest politicians in the world, Nigerian politicians where much represented.
One of this great political bigwigs that their name appear in the list is Bola Tinubu among other fifteen Nigerian politicians.
Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu aka the Jagaban of Borgu and the Asiwaju of Eko was born on 29th March 1952 in Lagos State, Nigeria. Age 67 years.
Meanwhile, Bola Tinubu attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos and Children’s Home School in Ibadan, South West of Nigeria.
Furthermore, record had that Tinubu later proceeded to the United States in 1975, where he studied first at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois, and then at Chicago State University.
Similarly, Bola Tinubu graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Following his return from America where he had been working in the following companies, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, and GTE Services Corporation.
He ventured into into an oil business 1983, where he had the opportunity to serve as the executive of the Mobil Oil Nigeria company.
Today, Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is a Wealthy Nigerian billionaire Politician and businessman.
Tinubu is famous for governing Lagos state for a period of eight years, and not just that, he also made sure he handed over to his successor.
Tinubu as a Nigerian politician was first elected as the senator representing the Lagos West constituency in the Nigeria National Assembly in the year 1993. The election was just prior to a military take-over in December.
Meanwhile, during the rebirth of democracy in Nigeria on 29th May 1999, he was sworn in as the governor of Lagos state after he had won the governorship election.
Therein, he hold the office of the State governor, for a period of eight good years, (from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007)
As a governor of the most economically advanced state in the country, he gained more influence and respect among his fellow governors and politicians in the country.
Bola Tinubu have been able to maintain the power structure of Lagos state since 29th may 1999 till date, making him one of the most successful and powerful politicians in Nigeria.
Although, Tinubu have always be in the log-ahead with the PDP led federal government administration, but he was also able to tactically remove the PDP led federal government administration through party coalition.
Meanwhile, the success of APC led federal government administration in the recent years are widely attributed to him.
Bola Tinubu is an influential member of the All Progressives Congress party; he also holds both the chieftains of the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, Nigeria.
According to Forbes, Bola Tinubu net worth is estimated at 8.4 Billion USD., making him one of the richest politicians in Nigeria and also in the world.
Accordingly the Jagaban is not also exempted from the lavish lifestyle of his cohorts as he jets around the world with his private bombardier jet worth of 60 million USD.
His private residence at Bourdillon drive, Ikoyi, Lagos is worth a staggering 1. 5 billion Nigerian Naira.
He has been routinely referred to as the national leader of the APC during the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu is likely to contest for president of Nigeria in 2023.
Tinubu wife is Oluremi Tinubu and they are blessed with the following children, Jide Tinubu, Oluwaseyi Tinubu, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo and Abibat Tinubu.
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