It was King George VI, the former ruler of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, who said: “The highest of distinctions is service to others.” No matter how bulky a person’s profile might look like, without a tinge of service to others, such fellow’s journey can be said to be incomplete.
Born and raised in the sprawling city of Lagos, Prince Lanre Sanusi, right from childhood, has developed consciousness of the many challenges of his immediate community and saw the need to fix them. This belief defines his over fifteen years corporate experience as tax consultant and business strategist with interest in the United States of America and Nigeria. In his career, he has consulted for some of Forbes magazine’s top brands such as Toyota through Sterling McCall Toyota Fort Bend, Wall-Mart, Golden Choices INC and also the City of Fort-Worth Dallas.
Well read and abroad-schooled, Sanusi bagged his Master’s in Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University and Bachelor of Science in Business and Healthcare Management from both Dallas Baptist University and the University of Texas respectively. He also holds an Associate Degree in Accounting from Tarrant County College and High School Diploma from Bedford High School, Texas. To broaden his knowledge base, he is currently pursuing a PhD in Law & Public Policy at Walden University in the United States.
His foray into politics didn’t come by accident. PLS, as he fondly called by friends and admirers, is a firm believer in the tenets of democracy. At the inception of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic in 1999, he was was a Polling Agent for Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ajeromi/Ifelodun LGA.
An astute grassrooter, the young Sanusi was also an active member of the party’s Independent Campaign Group (ICG) and Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Organization (BATCO), where he worked for the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the governor of Lagos State. Between 2004 and 2011, he served as a party canvasser for Alliance for Democracy (AD) and later Action Congress (AC) in Ifelodun LCDA.
Since AC metamorphosed into Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and then All Progressives Congress (APC), Sanusi, a dedicated party stalwart, has made substantial financial contributions and campaign materials support to Chairmanship and Councillorship candidates of the APC in Oriade LCDA/Amuwo Odofin LGA and Ikorodu Division.
Driven by the desire to bring forth good representation to his people, he contested for the House of Representatives seat in Amuwo-Odofin Federal Constituency in 2019 but being a loyal party member, ceded the ticket to Late Honourable (Mrs) Risikat Adegeye to fly the party ticket. Undeterred and firm in his mission to redefine legislative representation in Amuwo-Odofin, Sanusi is set to throw his hat in the ring once again as he hopes to emerge the party’s flagbear ahead of 2023 general polls.
The vision, according to him, is to build a resilient and people-driven community premised on the All Progressives Congress’ social welfare, sustainable employment, accessible healthcare, and affordable public education through proactive legislation and executive oversight.