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General News of Wednesday, 27 April 2022


Okunnu-Lamidi: 17 facts about the first woman to declare interest in 2023 presidency

Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi

The Nigerian presidential seat in the 2023 general elections has become one of the most competitive positions.

Many able politicians have declared their interest in running for the seat to become the next president of Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari.

Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi is the first and only woman among those vying for the envious seat. But who is she? How well do Nigerians know her enough to give her the mandate?

MyNigeria has compiled a list of 16 things you should know about Khadija Okunnu-Lamidi

1. She is 38-years-old.

2. She is from Lagos State, Nigeria.

3. She is married to Mr Adeshola Lamidi.

4. She is a media personality and the founder of Slice Media Solutions.

5. She is the daughter of the Lawyer and former Federal Works Commissioner, Lateef Olufemi Okunnu.

6. She was born into a wealthy family with a legacy of public service.

7. Her friends call her ‘Kol Nigeria.’

8. She is the only child of her parents but has both maternal and paternal step-siblings.

9. Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi attended the University of Lagos Staff School & Childville School Yaba for her primary education (1986-1994) before proceeding to Atlantic Hall School Maryland for her secondary education (1994-2000)

10. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management (Hons) from the University of Bolton RAK Campus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a Master’s degree in Strategic Project Management (SPM) from the prestigious Heriot-Watt University, Dubai.

11. Her mother, Arinola Omololu, is a businesswoman of Ago-Owu pedigree.

12. Khadijah hails from a long line of professionals, technocrats and intelligentsia.

13. She got her first job at age 16.

14. She is the first female to be featured as a cover story in Out-Of-Home Magazine in Nigeria.

15. She has been featured as one of the Top 50 Women in Marketing & Communication in Nigeria.

16. She is a member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).

17. Khadijah is the first female to show interest in becoming the president of Nigeria in 2023.

Her comments about her desire to run for president: “I believe in the possibilities Nigeria holds; that is why I have taken this first step, not because there are no fears, but the will to bring about the Nigeria we all wish, hope and believe we can make a reality together.”

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