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Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, popularly known as “Tokunbo
Abiru” is an accomplished Nigerian Banker, Chartered Accountant, and
now a Public Servant. He is currently The Senator, representing
Lagos East Senatorial district in the 9th Nigerian National
Assembly, after 32 years of corporate experience (of which 29 years
was spent in the banking industry).
He was the pioneer and former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Bank Limited. He led the turnaround of erstwhile Skye Bank Plc, as Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, under a CBN-induced take-over of the Bank, in a bid to avoid its collapse and also preserve the stability of the overall Nigerian Financial System.
His banking career was in top Nigeria Financial Institutions such as First of Bank of Nigeria (2002–16), where he rose to the level of Executive Director, Corporate Banking; and Guaranty Trust Bank (1991-2000).
Tokunbo Abiru also served on other notable boards as Non-Executive Director: FBN Capital Limited (now FBN Quest Merchant Bank Limited); FBN Bank Sierra–Leone Limited; Airtel Mobile Networks Limited; and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).
During the course of his professional career, he also had the privilege of serving as the Honourable Commissioner of Finance, Lagos State (2011 -2013), under the transformational leadership of Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN).
Senator Tokunbo Abiru holds a B.Sc. Economics from Lagos State University, and he is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Honorary Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB). He is an alumnus of both Lagos Business School (LBS) and Harvard Business School (USA).
Tokunbo Abiru retired from banking in August 31, 2020 and decided to go into Public Service. He contested for the bye-election of Lagos Senatorial East under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) Party, and won the election on 5, December 2020 with 89% of the total votes cast to become a Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Senator Tokunbo Abiru, FCA, is happily married to Mrs. Feyisola Abiru and they are blessed with children.
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The Board of Trustees, SAIL Foundation, officially launched the SAIL Innovation Lab facility in Ikorodu, Lagos State on Friday. The facility, which provides in-demand tech skills to motivated youths within the senatorial district, is an initiative by Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru and his wife, Mrs Feyisola Abiru. In attendance at the official commissioning of the facility were prominent personalities including His Excellency, the Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima; His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu; members of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC); some members of the Lagos State Executive Council; royal fathers; community leaders, as well as corporate and technical partners. Selected participants from previous cohorts of the programmes offered at the lab were also present to witness the commissioning. ![Abiru_SAILCommissioning.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/8fb2ed3e0206bb2b5b3239f3321a320f.jpg) The Vice President-elect who had earlier visited before the arrival of Governor Sanwo-Olu, in his goodwill remarks, commended Senator Abiru and his wife, Mrs. Feyisola Abiru, who is also Co-founder, for the initiative and expressed his confidence in the huge success stories that the innovation lab will birth in the coming days. Senator Shettima said, “ I was overwhelmed with what I saw. It is a world-class facility, erected within the community for the betterment of the community people which is the hallmark of leadership, the epitome of trailblazing service to humanity. I want to commend Senator Abiru and his wife”. ![Abiru_SAILCommissioning_4.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/703c3909e12f9810a9f66630f6500dcd.jpg) Delivering his keynote address, Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed gratitude to the entire Abiru family for carrying on with the legacy of service of their late patriarch, Senator (Honourable Justice) Mubasheer Akanbi Abiru. ![Abiru_SAILCommissioning-3.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/37da5796d6aa090cce9cf308492e23fd.jpg) Commending the effectiveness of public-private partnerships in scaling up the impacts of initiatives like the SAIL Innovation Lab, Governor Sanwo-Olu also went further to convey the commitment of his administration to ensure that Lagos State continues to set the pace in the tech space in Nigeria and on the continent. Respected figures in Nigeria's tech ecosystem commended the vision of SAIL founders. They averred that the SAIL Innovation Lab holds great prospects for the sustainable empowerment of young people in the Lagos East Senatorial District and beyond. Dr Bosun Tijani, Co-founder of Co-Creation Hub, and a Trustee of SAIL Foundation, the owners of the lab, expressed confidence in the success of the SAIL Innovation Lab. ![Abiru_SAILCommissioning_5.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/99f016ee4a04f9de4ab7385f244a7e23.jpg) He said, “ It is our young people that drive innovation and growth. We have to engage and empower them to be able to do this driving. There are numerous people doing amazing things. It is what these people are doing that will drive innovation in our community. That is why the SAIL Innovation Lab is special. Young people in Lagos East Senatorial District will start to build solutions. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. The future we are looking up to is already being controlled by technology. We have to participate and if not, it will be second-level colonisation”. Microsoft Country Manager, Ms Ola Williams was thrilled by the passion the Distinguished Senator has for young people. He and his wife, through SAIL, have provided a platform for enduring and sustainable development. She revealed that Microsoft was willing to synergize with SAIL for greater impact. ![Abiru_SAILCommissioning_2.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/c8bab46a26eaa7d186a50740b4c84f84.jpg) Meta (Facebook) Head of Public Policy in Nigeria, Adaora Oshodi-Ikenze, described the SAIL Innovation Lab facility as world-class. She said the facility and the quality of faculty can stand shoulder to shoulder with any Innovation Lab in the world. Managing Director, of Bank of Industries, Mr Olukayode Pitan said the SAIL Innovation Lab demonstrates Senator Abiru’s passion for youth development and capacity building. He added that the Innovation Lab will impact greatly on the people of Lagos East Senatorial District. The SAIL Innovation Lab was set up in 2021 in partnership with Co-Creation Hub. Since its inception, over 490 participants have benefitted from the several programmes in person, while over 2,000 have participated in the online programmes. The innovation lab, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, is managed 100% by Co-Creation Hub, one of the biggest innovation hubs in Africa, and highly-trained facilitators who deliver the wide range of programmes the facility offers. Mrs Feyisola Abiru, Co-founder of the innovation lab, noted that the innovation lab was the first of its kind in the Lagos East Senatorial District and encouraged the attendees to “revel in the fact that all of us here are making history together.” The programmes currently offered include Tech Talent Development Programme; STEM for Senior Secondary School Students; Lagos East Teachers Fellowship; Start-Up Accelerator; and Community Events and Ecosystem Engagements. In June 2023, the Innovation Lab is starting training in Data Science for Society. The call for applications is already open to interested applicants. Speaking on the vision behind the SAIL Innovation Lab and why it needed to be done, Senator Abiru: “Many years ago, it was enough to go to school and train to be a professional in a particular field - law, accounting, broadcasting, engineering, medicine and other disciplines. However, the realities of today have completely changed…the illiterate of today, not the future, would not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot speak the new language of the world. "The new language of the world is tech - this is why the setting up of the SAIL Innovation Lab became necessary. It is not a project of the future. It is a project of today; one that needed to be done. Tech is the way and it was important to provide a platform for our ingenious youth in this district.“ Speaking further, he raised that the idea was to “deepen the acceptance of tech innovation in the Lagos East Senatorial District, using a human-centred approach. ” SAIL Foundation's Project Consultant, Mr Deji Abisola, who is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of programmes at the SAIL Innovation Lab, recently shed light on the organization's future plans. He stated that there are considerations underway to expand the reach of the SAIL Innovation Lab to include other communities within the Lagos East Senatorial district and even to wider parts of Lagos. Mr Abisola also announced the initiation of their latest program – Data Science for Society. The program has begun accepting applications and is already attracting a significant number of potential participants. Interested parties can apply via the following link: https://bit.ly/data-science-4-society. The siting of the permanent location of the SAIL Innovation Lab was made possible by the support of the members of the Abiru family who agreed to dedicate their family home for this purpose. This is in continuation of the legacy of their late patriarch, Senator (Honourable Justice) Mubasheeru Akanbi Abiru, a distinguished jurist and prominent son of Lagos state. The SAIL Innovation Centre will continue to promote support for youths in the Lagos East Senatorial District, making a difference with the power that digital innovations give. For further information on the commissioning of the SAIL or the lab’s various programmes, please visit https://www.sailab.ng or contact any of the SAIL Innovation Lab. **About SAIL Innovation Lab** SAIL is an innovation hub founded by SAIL Foundation and the Trustees are Mr. Saheed Alao, Ms Fadekemi Abiru and Dr. Bosun Tijani. The five (5) major programmes of SAIL reach across the value chain to develop tech talents: Tech Talent Development Programme: Cultivates tech expertise and entrepreneurial skills among participants, turning complete novices into full-stack junior developers in just 6 months. STEM for Senior Secondary School Students: Fosters interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Lagos East Teachers Fellowship: Improves educators' capacity to promote innovation and excellence in teaching through Inquiry-Based Learning approaches to impart knowledge. Start-Up Accelerator: Supports start-ups through mentorship and resources to scale their businesses. **Data Science** for Society for those who are interested in Data Science for solving societal and community issues. Apply now: https://bit.ly/data-science-4-society.
Over 100 teachers in public and private schools across Lagos East Senatorial District, who enrolled for the 2022 Class of the Lagos East Teachers Fellowship (Cohort 2) at the Senator Abiru Innovation Lab(SAIL), graduated on Friday after successfully completing their training that lasted for over three months. Teachers, numbering over 1,500, applied for the training. 950 got enrolled for the online class for 30 days. 120 outstanding participants got admitted into physical class, while 105 graduated. ![sail-TeacherLounge_4.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/a3eaaee57e4429bc168828645a4894b7.jpg) Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL), is a first-of-its-kind Community Innovation Space, set up in partnership with renowned technology and Social Enterprise company, The Co-creation Hub (Cc-HUB) to train youths in the Lagos East senatorial district on relevant digital and innovation skills and build the best entrepreneurs that can compete in the ever-dynamic global economy. Lagos East Teachers’ Fellowship, is one of the leading cutting-edge programmes at SAIL. In his opening remarks, the SAIL Project consultant, Mr Deji Abisola, said that “The Lagos East Teachers Fellowship has provided an invaluable platform for educators to learn, grow, and develop their skills. This year's graduates have been trained in Inquiry-Based Learning, a cutting-edge pedagogical approach that encourages students to actively engage with the learning process. ![sail-TeachersLounger_3.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/02a372bac8be4c6406d481eb37a3fc31.jpg) This dynamic method is designed to stimulate curiosity and foster critical thinking, preparing the young minds of today for the challenges of tomorrow. “In addition to Inquiry-Based Learning, our graduates (Lagos East Teachers’ Fellowship) have also been equipped with the knowledge and tools to integrate technology into their classrooms effectively. This is particularly significant, as we live in a rapidly evolving digital age where technology has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. By embracing the use of technology in education, we are opening doors to a myriad of opportunities that will enhance the learning experiences of our students and ultimately, shape the future of our society”. Abisola also announced the launch of the Ikorodu Teachers Lounge. According to him, it is a virtual community that will further deepen knowledge sharing and interactions among teachers who passed through the SAIL. “Today, we also have the pleasure of launching the Ikorodu Teachers' Lounge. This innovative space, made possible by the visionary leadership of Senator Tokunbo Abiru through his endowment pillar platform, the TACT Foundation, will serve as a hub for educators to connect, collaborate, and share best practices with one another. The Ikorodu Teachers' Lounge is a testament to our commitment to fostering a strong community of educators who are dedicated to the continuous improvement of teaching and learning” Abisola disclosed. Graduating participants, in their valedictory speeches, eulogized the visionary leadership of Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, for conceptualizing SAIL, particularly the Teachers’ Fellowship programme. Adedeji Owoyade, one of the Valedictorians remarked, “I teach Government at Epe Senior Grammar School, Epe, Lagos State. I belong to Cohort II, Non-STEM Group I of the Lagos East Teachers’ Fellowship. The Lagos East Teachers Fellowship has greatly impacted me as a classroom teacher. “My exposure to the inquiry-based method of teaching has opened my eyes to a new way of thinking and planning. With my knowledge of Google Slides, Render Forest, Inshort, Legend, Canva, and 2D and 3D Animation, I have learned better ways to develop and use instructional materials in my classroom. Also, my engagement with students has given them more opportunities to think, reflect and own ideas on topics and issues. It has also improved their abilities as individual learners. ![sail-TeachersLounge_1.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/53dc6a630e7794cea5af7424f95fc4d0.jpg) “My experience in the program was very educative, engaging, and impactful. I want to thank all the facilitators, for their innovative ways of teaching us. I often engage my colleagues on the new ideas learnt from the program. I hereby recommend the Lagos East Teachers Fellowship to all teachers in Ikorodu and Lagos State”. Sobowale Adefolahan Olusesan, said, “ I wish to sincerely appreciate the creativity and innovativeness of our indefatigable Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru for putting a premium on human capital development, especially for us teachers to learn new pedagogies and improve the learning outcomes for students”. Blessing Osoba, a Biology teacher at Olomu Community Senior Secondary School, Ibeju-Lekki opined that “ With a lot of hands-on training in digital learning applications such as a Reindeer forest, In-shot, Canva, and Legend for instructional designs as well as materials to facilitate learning, my experience in the Lagos East Teachers’ Fellowship has been truly rewarding for my career. In addition, using digital labs, Google Classroom, and Quiz has been a game changer for me, helping me engage learners in better exploration of scientific concepts and assess my learners’ understanding”. Qudus Bello, a Further Mathematics teacher at Community Senior High School, Orimedu, who was part of the Lagos East Teachers’ Fellowship (STEM) Cohort 2. He said, “Through the fellowship program, I was able to master the art of inquiry-based learning and apply it to deepen my students' imaginations and boost their creativity. I was also exposed to using a digital laboratory as instructional material for science practicals which has improved the learning experience and outcomes”. Senator Abiru, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Constituency Matters, Dr(Otunba) Saheed Oladapo Ibikunle, congratulated the teachers on the successful completion of their training. He admonished them to impact their students with the skills they have acquired. Dr. Ibikunle, who is a seasoned educational administrator, charged the teachers to explore various teaching methods in improving learning outcomes in their students. He declared that what a student does not know is what he has not been taught. He concluded by tasking the teachers to adopt continuous capacity development as a lifestyle. The Ikorodu Teachers' Lounge, an initiative aimed at providing a space for teachers in Lagos East to work, study, and collaborate, was officially launched at the event also. Chinyelu Akpa, Practice Lead for Education at re: learn, an initiative of CcHub, expressed her gratitude to the Senator for creating a rare opportunity for teachers in the district. The Ikorodu Teachers' Lounge offers registered teachers free access to the SAIL Lab, a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide an ideal environment for study, work, and research. Teachers can utilize the lab for free between 3-5pm daily, although advance booking is required to ensure a smooth and organized experience for all users. ![sail-TeacherLounge_2.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/1693c1eabfed37a802b0564d87450ff6.jpg) In addition to providing a space for individual work and study, the Ikorodu Teachers' Lounge aims to foster a sense of community among educators in Lagos East. Every Friday, the Lounge will host community events specifically geared towards the professional development and growth of local teachers. These events will facilitate collaboration, knowledge sharing, and networking, ultimately contributing to the improvement of education in the district. Chinyelu Akpa emphasized the importance of supporting teachers, stating, "By providing this space and organizing these community events, we hope to empower teachers with the resources and connections they need to thrive in their profession. We believe that when teachers are supported, the entire education system benefits, leading to better outcomes for students and the wider community." The Ikorodu Teachers' Lounge is a clear example of the power of collaboration between the private sector and non-profit organizations to create initiatives that drive positive change. As the Lounge continues to grow and develop, it will serve as a valuable resource for educators in Lagos East, ultimately leading to a more robust and well-supported education system. A call for applications for the 2023 cohort was declared open by SAIL. Teachers in public and private schools in Lagos East are enjoined to apply.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Lagos East Senatorial Election held on Saturday, 25th February,2023. ![senatorReturn_2023.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/90112c2fd5dbf5e2741fc2ca6b7ca2c0.jpg) The results declared by the INEC Returning Officer for the Lagos East Senatorial election, Prof. Simeon Adebayo Oladipo, showed that Senator Abiru polled 178,646 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who garnered 80,249 votes. Senator Abiru's votes represent 61.4% of total valid votes cast. Having satisfied the requirements of the law by winning majority of votes cast across the Senatorial district, Senator Abiru was declared winner and returned elected. The Presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu also showed significant strength in Lagos East Senatorial District, having polled 149,685 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Labour Party, LP ,who scored 118,348. Thus, Asiwaju Tinubu won with over 31,337 votes in the Lagos East Senatorial District. Senator Abiru wishes to thank all party leaders, supporters , well-wishers and the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District who supported and stood solidly by him throughout the campaign period and on the day of election.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC that I, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC for Lagos East Senatorial District for the February, 25th Senatorial election, in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 ceased all forms of public campaigns having engaged in rigorous campaigns in the past 4(four) months. CONSEQUENTLY, any alleged public campaign in my name (Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru) and my party, APC, is being carried out without my knowledge, consent and authority. Members of the public are hereby urged to disregard any such unauthorized campaign which are not in any way associated with me. I urge my teeming supporters to remain law abiding and desist from such unauthorized campaigns in my name. Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru APC Lagos East Senatorial candidate