Osinbajo at 66 — Here are 10 interesting facts about Nigeria’s VP

Osinbajo at 66 — Here are 10 interesting facts about Nigeria’s VP

Elsie Udoh

Today marks the 66th birthday of Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo.

The professor of law and politician was sworn into office on May 29, 2015, as Nigeria’s 14th Vice President.

As the nation’s number-two citizen marks 66 milestones on earth, here are 10 interesting facts to know about him:

1. Osinbajo was born on March 8, 1957, in Lagos.

2. He attended the Igbobi College, Lagos, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) from 1975 to 1978, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

3. Osinbajo worked as a Professor of Law at the University of Lagos for many years; he was also a Senior Partner with SimmonsCooper Partners, a commercial law firm.

4. He served as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State from 1999 until 2007.

5. Osinbajo, who is married to Dolapo Osinbajo, is also a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

6. He served as acting president from 7 May 2017 to 19 August 2017 while President Buhari was on a medical vacation.

7. On February 2 2019, Osinbajo survived a helicopter crash.

8. He contested in the 2023 presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but lost to his former boss, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

9. Osinbajo is the Chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC) where he oversees critical resolutions on the economy, health, technology, agriculture, infrastructure and security, among others.

10. He is also the chairman of the Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) which drafted the Economic Sustainability (ESP) to shore up the economy as well as the Health Sector Reform Committee, National Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy Committee, and Presidential Committee on Repatriation.


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