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

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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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January 24th 2023

Senate Passes Federal High Court Amendment Bill, Franchising Establishment Bill

The Nigerian Senate today passed the Federal High Court Amendment Bill and Franchising Establishment Bill. This was after it considered the reports of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the Federal High Court Act, Cap F12 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (SB. 745) and the Franchising (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (SB. 969.) The Chairman of the Committee, Distinguished Opeyemi Micheal Bamidele(Ekiti Central) presented the reports during plenary today. ![TokinboAbiru_plenaryBill.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/763f659981d5b167ff02d224717e3ad7.jpg) The Federal High Court Act, Cap F12 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (SB. 745) was sponsored by Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo Agege while the Franchising (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (SB. 969) was sponsored by Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA. The Federal High Court Act, Cap F12 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (SB. 745) seeks to amend the Federal High Court Act to address the shortcomings inherent in the Principal Act to make provisions for the regulation of the award of prejudgment interest to ensure the attainment of substantial justice, particularly in relation to claims bothering on commercial transactions and also to increase the number of judges in the Federal High Court. On the other hand, the Franchising Bill seeks to create a framework for the operation of franchising and to guide the relationship between franchisors and franchisees and for matters connected therewith in order to enhance the economic development of Nigeria. The objectives of the Bill are to among other things: (a) Regulate and guide the relationship between Franchisors and Franchisees by imposing certain obligations and prohibiting certain actions; (b) Promote the growth of franchising through the adoption of international best practices that balance the interests of franchisors and franchisee; (c) Enhance the capacity of the National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion for effective regulation, administration, and enforcement of the provisions of Franchising in this Bill. The Senate unanimously passed the bills. With the passage of both bills today, amendment of the Federal High Court Act has come into force, making provisions for the regulation of the award of prejudgment interest to ensure the attainment of substantial justice, particularly in relation to claims bothering commercial transactions and to increase the number of justices of the Federal High Court, particularly with their increased jurisdiction in respect of electoral matters. Likewise, the operation of franchising has been strengthened and the relationship between franchisors and franchisees will be properly regulated through the provision of the legal and legislative framework contained therein.

January 20th 2023

Senator Tokunbo Abiru Interacts With Eko Club Members;

The sprawling Eko Club in Surulere was agog on Thursday when the Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries, and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA arrived at one of the foremost social clubs in Lagos for an interactive session with the members. The #DoingGood Senator was there to speak with notable Lagos elites on his achievements and plans for the people of Lagos East when re-elected for another term. The lawmaker is no stranger to Surulere. His Alma mater, Government College Lagos, Eric Moore, was just a few metres from Eko Club close, off Bode Thomas. Senator Abiru was at the Government College Lagos, between 1975 and 1981, a year after Eko Club was founded. He also lived at 8, Abibu Oki Close, Surulere between 1969 and 1977. So, Surulere is familiar terrain to him, he witnessed how the place evolved over the years.  Senator Abiru, who has changed the narrative of governance and representation in Lagos East Senatorial District, also gave back to his secondary school. The Senator completely overhauled the school’s auditorium and administrative blocks which were in a decrepit state.  ![senatorAbiru_EkoClub.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/f26d8e35217752441d602018e5ca68cc.jpg) The 700-capacity seater auditorium with gallery got totally refurbished with 24 toilets both on the first and ground floors. The auditorium has expansive administrative wings on both sides. The four massive offices for Senior School officers and auditorium managers have got exquisite toilets. There are four classrooms in the block that can seat 30 students each. Also, provision was made for two staff rooms for teachers with two waiting areas. Five administrative offices on the top floor and two big lecture halls on the ground floor were also rehabilitated. This gesture and various projects like Schools, hospitals, stadium, market, and other people-oriented interventions of Senator Abiru in his Senatorial District within two years in the saddle must have informed the decision of the Eko Club Executives to invite him as a special guest for their interactive session. Unassuming Senator Abiru stood before the elders and members of Eko Club to share his experience and achievements as the Senator of the Federal Republic, he also unveiled greater plans he has for the people of Lagos East in another four years. He said, “Mr. Chairman and Distinguished Members, let me quickly reflect on my journey in the Senate so far. While I was elected on December 6, 2020, I formally assumed office on December 15, 2020. We immediately set out on a mission anchored to #DoingGood, a mantra I have been consciously pursuing in the larger interests of my constituents. The mantra was founded purely on three major pillars - legislation, empowerment, and endowment.  “Under legislation, specifically, I have successfully sponsored 13 private member bills; co-sponsored three other bills, and moved two motions on issues of national significance. Of note among these bills are the Copyright Bill, 2021, and Franchise Regulation Bill 2022, both of which are currently at the final stage of enactment.  “When eventually enacted, the legislation will be catalysts for revamping Nigeria’s creative economy; strengthening the country’s macro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and empowering a teeming number of our youths to effectively operate in the digital environment. “I have also moved the motions on the imperative of rehabilitating Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe and Ikorodu-Sagamu roads. As we all know, these federal roads are of economic significance not just to Lagos East, but also our country. First, the roads directly connect all LGAs in Lagos East together and to other parts of the state. Second, the roads connect Lagos East to other states of the federation, especially those in South-west, South-east and South-south. “Until our interventions, the roads had become deplorable and largely collapsed, a condition that subjected my constituents to undue hardship and undermined socio-economic activities in the district. While the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu-Sagamu road is already at the stage of completion, the federal government recently promised to expedite the rehabilitation of the road linking Ikorodu to Itoikin and Epe. “Under empowerment, I have authorised over N150 million direct credit transfers to over 2,500 vulnerable persons in Lagos East under our COVID-19 Financial Relief Scheme. The beneficiaries of the scheme include widows; persons with special needs; aged; unemployed youth and women who each receive N5,000 direct credit transfers to their respective bank accounts every other month. “I have facilitated the construction and delivery of blocks of classrooms in no fewer than 15 public schools across all LGAs in Lagos East. I have also facilitated a fully equipped computer laboratory at Igbobi Junior High School, Somolu; 200 solar street lights at Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu and 16 toilets and solar-powered borehole in Aga Primary School in Ikorodu to mention a few. “In addition, I have facilitated the following socio-economic facilities: 1) three primary health centres in Isiwu, Ikorodu North; Agboyi-Ketu, Lagos State University of Science and Technology; 2) one youth development centre in Epe comprising 960-seating capacity stadium; 3) rebuilding of Oluwo Market in Epe; 4) over 24 transformers have been installed in various communities in this senatorial district. “Under endowment, I have initiated different programmes under  Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL). Each of the programmes is aimed at equipping our young graduates with employability skills; strengthening the capacity of young entrepreneurs to effectively operate in any part of Lagos East and preparing our youths generally for the boundless opportunities that digital economy presents in this age. “Currently, no fewer than 2,300 youths in Lagos East applied for our SAIL programmes. Of this figure, over 200 have already undergone training in different programmes of interest at our SAIL Centre, Ikorodu. Another set of 900 eligible applicants have been trained on-line, expected to equip them with skills that can help them pursue robust careers in IT and speed up development of their own businesses. “We have equally set up a N300 million Constituency Intervention Revolving Loan. This intervention is born out of our passion not just to equip our young entrepreneurs with innovative skills they require to excel, but also guarantee them access to funds they need to start up their businesses or accelerate the growth of their businesses.  “At 6% per annum, this intervention will definitely boost the growth of MSMEs in Lagos East; help the beneficiaries create wealth and reduce all forms of menace associated with unemployment, among others. We have consciously committed to this mission, leveraging my political and social capital to create an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs to operate without let or hindrance.   “In pursuit of my human capital agenda, I instituted the Annual Bursary Scheme in 2021 as part of our endowment programmes. In the main, the scheme aims at supporting our children, who are undertaking different programmes in tertiary institutions nationwide.  “At its inauguration, no fewer than 600 students benefited from this scheme. The selection process for the second edition has already been completed. In a matter of days, our Bursary Advisory Board, comprising highly esteemed scholars from our tertiary institutions, will announce the names of those who will benefit from the second edition of our bursary scheme.  “Mr. Chairman and Distinguished Members, this is what I have been doing for the last two years. I assumed office as a Senator representing Lagos East. Given these modest records of stewardship, I have truly kept all my campaign promises and I am still committed to them. On the forthcoming elections, Senator Abiru urged members of the Club, Lagosians, and Nigerians to support and vote Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Vice, Senator Kashim Shettima, and Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and all candidates of the ruling party. According to him, Asiwaju Tinubu understands the concept of leadership both on public and private levels.  He said Governor Sanwo-Olu demonstrated great capacity and delivered on campaign promises despite COVID-19 and global recession challenges.   Abiru disclosed that his focus for the next four years if re-elected will be: MSMEs Support, Special Status for Lagos, Fiscal Discipline, and devolution of power.  Members of the Club reacted to the paper of the Senator and asked relevant questions on COVID-19 support for vulnerable constituents, the economy, and the monetary policy of the government.  In his remarks, Eko Club President, Hon (Barrister) Tajudeen Jaiyeola Agoro, commended Senator Abiru for his sterling performance in office and thanked him for honouring the invitation of the Club. Senator Abiru was inducted as a member of  Eko Club. Enitan Olukotun Special Adviser to Senator Tokunbo Abiru (Media and Publicity) Friday, 20th January, 2023

December 31st 2022

Senator Tokunbo Abiru Wishes Constituents Prosperous 2023

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Industries, and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, has wished constituents of the Lagos East Senatorial District a prosperous 2023. Senator Abiru, in a recorded video, thanked the residents of Lagos East for their unflinching support and appealed to them to vote for him, the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and all candidates on the platform of the ruling party in the 2023 general elections.    ![NEWYEAR_2023_1.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/4c77756fe53779c06b87846c425dacc8.jpg) The #DoingGood Senator said; “My dear Constituents of Lagos East Senatorial District. Congratulations and Happy New year.  “As you may recall I was sworn in as the Senator, representing Lagos East on December 15, 2020. So it's exactly 2 years that I have had the privilege & honour to represent you all in the National Assembly.  “During this period, I have focused on this responsibility from 3 key pillars: Legislative; Empowerment; and Endowment, with emphasis on Human Capital Development & infrastructural Development. A brief on my modest achievements can be found on my website: https://abiru.tact.ng  “As 2023 is our year of General Elections, I humbly solicit your support & vote for my re-election as your Senator. “I also use this medium to canvas for your support and vote for our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria; Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the re-elected Governor of Lagos State; and all other APC candidates in the 2023 General Elections.  “I once again wish you a prosperous 2023. Thank you & God bless”.

December 28th 2022

Hope Brightens For Completion of Ikorodu-Sagamu Road

The hope for the completion of the 30-km Ikorodu-Sagamu Road was brightened on Wednesday when the Nigerian Senate passed the 2022 Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2022. The economically important road that links the Lagos East Senatorial District to the rest of the country was among the priority projects captured in the supplementary budget. Funding augmentation required to complete the road before the end of the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari had been provided in the bill. ![SenatorAbiru_AtThePlenary.jpg](https://tact-space.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/e2a01ed7f017441f28006e5479d77a73.jpg)  The Chairman of, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Barau Jibrin (Kano North) presented the bill before the Senate for consideration. The Senate approved it and transmitted the bill to President Buhari for his assent. It will be recalled that on Wednesday, 7th December 2022, His Excellency, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, gave assurances about making necessary provisions for the inclusion of the required funds for the completion of the road in the supplementary budget of the Ministry when the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru FCA paid him a courtesy call in his office in Abuja. Critical sections of the 30-Km Ikorodu-Sagamu road, from; Sabo, Okegbegun, First Gate, Odogunyan, Ita-Oluwo, Ogijo, Gbaga, Sotubo, Mosimmi to Gbara Village have been fixed, remaining less than 8 Kilometre to get to Sagamu.  These milestones were made possible through the instrumentality of legislative intervention via a motion moved by Senator Abiru, “On The Urgent Need For Completion of The Rehabilitation Of The Ikorodu-Sagamu And Ikorodu-Itoikin- Epe Roads To Further Bridge The Infrastructure Gap And Enhance Economic Growth In Nigeria” in April 2021.  Before Senator Abiru’s intervention,  Ikorodu- Sagamu road, which was awarded on 5th June 2018 to Messrs Arab Contractors O.A.O. Nigeria Limited,  with a completion period of 36 months only attained 24.04% completion due to paucity of funding. However, the current intervention by the Senator has ensured the advancement of the 30-km Road to about 80% completion. Senator Abiru thanked the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, His Excellency, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN for his unwavering support in making this a reality. He equally recognised Senator Gbenga Ashafa, his predecessor in the Senate under whose tenure the project was started. In the same vein, the #DoingGood Senator also acknowledged the support of Honourable Babajimi Benson, the member representing Ikorodu in the House of Representatives for his support for this intervention.