About MUKHAIL ADETOKUNBO ABIRU

Greater Good to a larger number!

Our guiding mantra is a promise for all-round sustainable human capacity development and empowerment

Partners for social Good!

About MUKHAIL ADETOKUNBO ABIRU

Focused on Doing Good for Lagos East

  • 32 years of public & corporate experience
  • Serving as the Honourable Commissioner of Finance, Lagos State (2011 -2013)
  • Pioneer and former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Bank Limited

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.

Our Values

The values that drive everything we do

Our #DoingGood to Greater Number mantra is the driving force behind our values.

Transparency

We operate an open door which encourages free flow of information and create new opportunities for our constituents.

Hard work

We work round the clock to ensure we bring people-oriented legislation, empowerment programmes & facilitations that'll raise the standard of living of our people.

Empathy

We understand your concerns and fears about our communities and nation. You are not alone.

Equality

Access to our programmes are devoid of tribalism, religious sentiment, colour and party affiliations.

Freedom

Wherever you live, we believe every Nigerian has the constitutional freedom to accomplish his or her dream without any encumbrances.

Innovation

This runs in our DNA. We'll continue to look for unique ways and partners that would make #DoingGood a Nigerian reality!

Achievements

Our achievements so far?

Our commitment to the good constituents of Lagos East senatorial district is unwavering

600

Annual Bursaries To Brilliant Students In Tertiary Institutions

150+

Youths & Entreprenuers undergoing digital & innovation skill development for future & flobal competitiveness

1000

MSMEs to access N300m revolving loan @ 6% per annum

2500

Beneficiaries Of Monthly COVID-19 cash support.

1800+

Beneficiaries received monthly financial assistance

20

MSMEs received N100,000 direct grant each

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May 23rd 2024

Senator Tokunbo Abiru Distributes Free Farm Inputs To Over 300 Local Farmers In Lagos East To Boost Food Production

In a bid to boost food production in Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA , has facilitated farm inputs, containing fertilisers, seedlings and herbicides, for over three hundred local farmers in the agrarian communities of the district for the planting season. The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) provided the farm inputs through the intervention of the Senator. ![SenatorAbiru_NALDA2024_15.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/45e2faaef73b3d88ae6455965c79fa1b.jpg) The empowerment is one in the series of agric-focused direct interventions targeted at livestock and crop farmers in majorly agricultural communities of Ikorodu, Epe, and Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Areas, under the Lagos East Senatorial District. It will be recalled that in November, 2023, over 100 livestock farmers received fully vaccinated Chickens, feeds and cages to scale up their poultry business, after receiving training from experts on how to nurture their birds, reduce mortality and make it big in the poultry business.  ![SenatorAbiru_NALDA2024_11.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/054ba74cc88a6241ca75717d1e3475b9.jpg) Mr. Enitan Olukotun, the media aide to Senator Abiru, who represented him at the event, expressed profound gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for his far-reaching, bold reforms across sectors of the economy, particularly agriculture, which is geared at ensuring national food production and security. ![SenatorAbiru_NALDA2024_9.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/3021fa1141881e7db74994846189fe57.jpg) “In June 2022, in Epe Local Government, Senator Abiru provided hand planters and grants to over 200 rural farmers and also empowered over 1,250 market women. In 2023, 250 farmers also received MPK fertilisers facilitated by the Senator. In the same vein, over 700 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) owners benefitted from the SMEDAN MSMEs Grants and empowerment he facilitated '’, he added ![SenatorAbiru_NALDA2024_8.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/53d697ea42800b5e5efd3c095a50e00b.jpg) According to Olukokun, Senator Abiru, had impacted the people of Lagos East in various remarkable ways, reeling out his impressive scorecard in the areas of Agric, support for MSMEs, facilitation of construction of schools, mini-stadia, markets, electricity transformers, road construction and rehabilitation, water projects across the entire Senatorial district and the establishment of the one of its kind Innovation labs in the country, the SAIL Innovation Lab.  ![SenatorAbiru_NALDA2024_1.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/bbe1819c56cf33330373770e086cc361.jpg) In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Secretary, Prince Paul Ikone, represented by the agency’s Information Communications Technology, ICT Director, Mr. Chima Onuha said the partnership with Senator Abiru is in accordance with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on agriculture development and food security. One of the beneficiaries of the fertiliser, Owolabi Odulaja, thanked Senator Abiru for fulfilling promises he made to them.  He said, ” This initiative will help the people to tackle poverty. We thank President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, NALDA and Senator Tokunbo Abiru for this great support at this challenging economic period”. ![SenatorAbiru_NALDA2024_7.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/a3c6ab1217679d87728d303f9045ab1c.jpg) Prominent stakeholders in the agric sectors and political leaders who extolled Senator Abiru’s efforts at ensuring food security include Dr. Hakeem Adetugbobo, Apostle Victor Odunsi, Alhaji Rilwan Ishola Jinadu, Alhaja Sheifat Abiodun Ogunniyi, Alhaji Sulaimon Musiliu Adewale (Ola-four), South West Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Otunba (Dr.) Femi Oke, among others.  

April 29th 2024

Lagos Business School Don, Prof. Olayinka David-West Visits SAIL Innovation Lab, Lauds Remarkable Impacts On Youths

A renowned Professor of Information Systems, Professor (Mrs) Olayinka David-West on Wednesday visited the iconic SAIL Innovation Lab in Ikorodu, founded by Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA and his wife, Feyisola as part of their endowment. ![SAILVisit_LagosBusinessSchool_4.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/b38bef240b3269dc08c7e138035cc1ca.jpg) Prof. David-West, the Associate Dean at the Lagos Business School (LBS), who is a passionate advocate of digital transformation, which the SAIL Innovation Lab is promoting , commended the promoters of the Innovation Lab for the vision in galvanising the youths of Lagos East for the endless possibilities and opportunities that the digital and tech space presents. ![SAILVisit_LagosBusinessSchool_2.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/aa1b21146ad3fa546e0ee359434d6862.jpg) Speaking with hundreds of participants at the Innovation Lab, Mrs. David-West shared the story of her career journey spanning over three decades in the IT and financial services industry, urging the beneficiaries to maximise the opportunity that SAIL Innovation Lab has provided to them free of charge. ![SAILVisit_LagosBusinessSchool_3.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/d4fbb7bad29110c02ac8999012c804bb.jpg) The Vice-Chencellor of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), Prof. Olumuyiwa Odusanya and the Pro-Chancellor, Lagos State University, LASU, Sir. David Sumoni, alongside notable leaders in Ikorodu division - His Excellency, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Member, Governance Advisory Council, GAC, Asiwaju Reuben Olorunfunmi Basorun, Former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe and Architect Taiwo Kara, Mr. Deji Abisola, (Chief Impact Consultant, SAIL) Dr. Saheed Ibikunle, were present to tour the SAIL Innovation, alongside Senator Abiru and Prof. David-West. #doinggood

April 26th 2024

34-Km Ikorodu-Itokin Road Reconstruction: Gov Sanwo-Olu, Senator Abiru Pay Thank You Visit To Works Minister, Umahi, Make Case For Road Dualisation 

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, on Thursday paid a thank you visit to the Honourable Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi over the fast pace of work on the 34-Km Ikorodu Itokin Road which is currently being rehabilitated. The road was constructed in 1975 by Messr. Taylor Woodrow, under the regime of General Yakubu Gowon and General Mobolaji Johnson. ![SenatorAbiruMinisterUmahi_Sanwoolu_1.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/698a9fa0052ddec16c9c8809f545abd2.jpg) It will be recalled that in April 2021, Senator Abiru moved a motion on the floor of the Nigerian Senate on, “The Urgent Need For The Rehabilitation Of The Ikorodu-Sagamu And Ikorodu-Itoikin- Epe Roads To Further Bridge The Infrastructure Gap And Enhance Economic Growth In Nigeria”. Senator Abiru convinced the Senate by highlighting the importance of the two roads to the nation’s economic growth as they serve as access points from other parts of the country: Ogun, Edo and the Northern parts of the country and also routes to New Lekki- Ibeju corridor where we have a major refinery, Lagos Deep Seaport and Free Trade Zone etc. The governor and the Senator also made a case for the dualization of the road, which is currently a single carriage road. The minister assured that design for the dualization will begin soon, while the reconstruction continues.  ![SenatorAbiruMinisterUmahi_Sanwoolu_4.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/74332ac8f82be64ba571eb8949f76882.jpg) The ongoing rehabilitation and stabilisation ahead of the reconstruction, has significantly improved travelling experience on the corridor.  According to motorists and residents living along the axis, it takes less than 30 minutes to travel from Itamaga to Itokin bridge,  a journey that could take up to 2 hrs before the rehabilitation.  They thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for his unwavering support and commitment towards the completion of the rehabilitation of the road, and other road infrastructure projects across the country.

March 25th 2024

Senator Tokunbo Abiru @ 60: Lawmaker Shuns Funfare, Shares Over 10,000 Food Packs To Vulnerable Constituents To Cushion Hardship

In a practical demonstration of love and empathy, the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, who turns 60 today, Monday, 25th March, 2024, has decided to use the occasion to reach out to vulnerable members of his Senatorial district who are experiencing economic hardship. ![SenatorAbith_60thBirthday_5.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/03987b28c885dc4e5a6cdc8e81771043.jpg) Senator Abiru, who has been supporting the needy with food packs every quarter, increased the food packs to 10,000 food to vulnerable households across the 98 wards in the 16 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs and Local Government Areas in Lagos East Senatorial district. In his 60th birthday goodwill message to the Lagos East residents, Senator Abiru appreciated the Almighty God for his kindness towards him and his household. He specifically thanked his wife, Fesyisola, whom he described as his pillar of support and his children for their unwavering support. ![SenatorAbith_60thBirthday_3.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/f5b873ef3ab791965a4382ecbae9cf95.jpg) In the same vein, the lawmaker showed profound gratitude to the people of Lagos East Senatorial District, for availing him the opportunity to serve them, also the leaders of the party, particularly, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, who made remarkable impact in his political journey. Abiru said: I am using the special ocassion of my 60th birthday to identify with you, my esteemed Constituents in this current economic hardship largely due to wrong policy choices of past administrations, which the current government is trying to correct . It will be a smack of crass insensitivity for me to throw a social party, entertaining guests when most of our people are struggling to meet their basic needs, particularly food. Therefore, I  shelved all social plans and decided to celebrate by providing Food Packs to over 10,000 households in Lagos East Senatorial District. ![SenatorAbith_60thBirthday_2.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/4922fdf8de55133bd32d5681abdf4e75.jpg) “Like I have been doing every quarter, the categories of vulnerable people are : Widows, Persons Living with Physical Disabilities, Unemployed Youths, Women and the aged. For more inclusiveness and wider reach, vulnerable persons who were shortlisted  from online nominations will also benefit”.  “ I am optimistic that this pain will not last forever. Frantic efforts of the Federal  Government in ensuring food security, commodity prices stability and various interventions by our own State Governor  will ease the pains in  no distant time” ![SenatorAbith_60thBirthday_4.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/52180c97dceead0524ef54f8a4164ac2.jpg) “My commitment to deliver on my mandate remains unshaken, on the three pillars of : Legislative, Empowerment/ Facilitations and Endowment, which my interventions are anchored on, will be further deepened to ensure greater good to a larger number of our people”.  It is also  imperative to state that this is not the first direct humanitarian assistance for the needy that Senator Abiru has done. It will be recalled that the Lagos East Senator disbursed more than N150 million Naira in about 24 months to over 2,500 vulnerable people under his COVID-19 Financial Relief Scheme. Every month, beneficiaries received direct credit of N5,000 each for the period the programme lasted.