…an autobiography of a political icon, altruistic leader and true democrat.
Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, Ph.D., is a man of many parts. He is a lawyer, a politician, a scholar, and a leader. He is also the current National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party in Nigeria.
Ajibola Basiru’s journey to Abuja began in Osogbo, Osun State, where he was born and raised. He attended elementary and secondary school in Osogbo, and then went on to study at the University of Ilorin; where he was firstly rusticated for his students’ right advocacy, and again altruistically rusticated for the second time from Unilag before he eventually studied law successfully at the University of Lagos. As an unrepentant knowledge-hungry genius, he currently holds a Ph.D in Law. After graduating from law school, he badged the award of the overall third best graduate and first best graduate in Contract Law. Basiru Esq worked as a lawyer in private practice for several years and lectures in tertiary institutions.
In 2011, Basiru entered active politics when he was appointed Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties in Osun State. He served in this position until 2014, when he was appointed Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. In 2019, Basiru was elected to the Nigerian Senate, representing Osun Central Senatorial District.
Basiru’s time in the Senate was a tenure of four years but eventful and impactful. He was a vocal advocate for his constituents and for the Nigerian people. He was also a member of several important committees, including the Senate Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters as well as Chairing Media and Public Affairs.
In 2023, SRJ as politically addressed was elected National Secretary of the APC. This is a very important position in the party, as the National Secretary is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the party. Basiru is well-qualified for this position, given his experience as a lawyer, a politician, and a public servant.
Ajibola’s journey from Osogbo to Abuja is an inspiration to leadership-conscious all. It shows that anything is possible if you work hard, build your capacity and believe in yourself. Basiru is a role model for young Nigerians, and we are proud to have him as the National Secretary of the APC; the largest political party in sub-sahara Africa.
Distinguished Senator Basiru’s dedication to serving his constituents and advocating for the Nigerian people is truly inspiring. His track record of accomplishments and the positive impact he has made in various areas of governance and administration demonstrate his effectiveness as a leader.
With a deep understanding of the complexities of modern politics, Surajudeen has displayed grace and integrity in navigating the challenges that come with public service. His ability to skillfully address issues and find innovative solutions sets him apart as an exemplary politician.
One of Dr. Basiru’s greatest strengths lies in his unwavering commitment to social justice. Throughout his career, he has consistently fought for the rights and well-being of the people, particularly marginalized and disadvantaged communities. By championing issues such as education accessibility, healthcare improvement, and economic empowerment, he has become a voice for those who have long been neglected.
SRJ’s accomplishments not only benefit his constituents but also serve as a beacon of hope for the younger generation of Nigerians. His story is a testament to the power of determination, resilience, and dedication in achieving meaningful change. Through his leadership, he is inspiring and motivating young Nigerians to actively engage in shaping the future of their country.
As he continues to serve the Nigerian people, Senator Ajibola Basiru Ph.D, BL, is undoubtedly poised to lead into a brighter future. He possesses the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to tackle the pressing issues facing the nation. With his visionary outlook and ability to bring people together, he is well-equipped to foster unity and progress in Nigeria.
In Surajudeen, Nigerians have found a leader who is committed to building a better country for all. He is dedicated to creating an inclusive society where every citizen has access to equal opportunities and a high quality of life. With his compassionate and principled approach to governance, he is set to inspire and lead the people towards a better Nigeria.
Senator Basiru’s story is not just about his own success, but about the collective success of all Nigerians. It is a story of hope and possibility, reminding us that with determination, resilience, and dedication, we can overcome any challenges that lie ahead. As he continues to make a significant impact in governance and administration, Basiru will undoubtedly leave a profound legacy, shaping a brighter future for Nigeria and its people.
With his unwavering commitment to the Nigerian people and his ability to overcome obstacles, Ajibola Basiru has emerged as a true beacon of hope for the nation. His dedication to social justice and his advocacy for marginalized communities exemplify his compassion and empathy for his fellow citizens.
In his quest for social equality, Comrade SRJ has been a vocal advocate for education reform. He not only keeps awarding educational scholarship from his personal wealth, he understands that investing in the education of young Nigerians is essential for the country’s development and progress. By championing initiatives that improve access to quality education and ensure equal opportunities for all, Senator Basiru is laying the foundation for a future where every young Nigeria has the chance to succeed.
Additionally, Senator Basiru recognizes the critical importance of accessible healthcare, particularly for those who are most vulnerable. He has consistently pushed for policies and programs that prioritize healthcare accessibility, aiming to ensure that no Nigerian is left behind in their pursuit of a healthy life. His efforts to improve healthcare infrastructure, promote preventive care, and increase support for those with chronic illnesses demonstrate his commitment to the well-being of his constituents.
Furthermore, Senator Basiru’s focus on economic empowerment underscores his dedication to creating a prosperous and inclusive society. He understands that sustainable development requires addressing economic disparities and providing opportunities for all Nigerians to thrive. By advocating for policies that promote entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic growth, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru is working towards bridging the wealth gap and uplifting communities that have historically been marginalized.
The Alubarika’s (as widely hailed) leadership has not only tangible improvements to the lives of Nigerians but has also inspired a new generation of leaders. Through his example of hard work, integrity, and a genuine concern for the welfare of the people, he is motivating young Nigerians to actively participate in shaping the destiny of their country. His story serves as a reminder that anyone, regardless of their background, can rise to positions of influence and create lasting change.
As Nigeria faces numerous challenges, it is leaders like Ajibola Basiru who give us hope for a brighter future. With his visionary outlook, resilience, and compassionate approach to politics and governance, he is well-positioned to lead the nation towards unity, progress, and prosperity. Senator Basiru’s legacy will undoubtedly be one of transformation, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of Nigerians for generations to come.
Celebrating the man denied of the return ticket to represent 10 local governments at the senate, who now emerged as the APC National Secretary with jurisdiction of all the 774 local governments across the 36 states and FCT of Nigeria.
Surajudeen’s victory at the APC National Convention is a testament to his resilience and receipt of purposeful loyalty. He was denied the return ticket to represent Osun Central Senatorial District in the 2023 elections, but he bounced back and won the National Secretary position.
As National Secretary of the APC, Ajibola Basiru Ph.D now has jurisdiction over all the 774 local governments across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. This is a huge responsibility, but Basiru is up to the task. He is a committed and experienced party man, and he is determined to lead the more unified APC to victory.
Babawale Jamiu POPOOLA,
Media and Communications,
Office of the National Secretary,
All Progressives Congress (APC).