Following his decision to join the 2023 presidential race on Monday, the profile of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been shared by the Presidency.
Below is the profile of the vice president.
Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo (GCON) is the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Born on March 8 1957 at Creek Hospital, Lagos.
Yemi is a Professor of law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He is married to Oludolapo Osinbajo (nee Soyode), granddaughter of the late sage and statesman, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. They are blessed with three children: two daughters, Damilola and Kanyinsola, and a son, Fiyinfoluwa Osinbajo.
His early years in primary school were spent at Corona School Lagos. Between 1969- 1975, he attended Igbobi College, Yaba where he was the winner of the State Merit Award (1971); the School Prize for English Oratory (1972); Adeoba Prize for English Oratory (1972-1975); Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC, 1973); School Prize for Literature (HSC, 1975); and African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize (1974).
Thereafter, he studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Lagos between 1975 and 1978 when he obtained a Second Class Upper Degree in Law. Here, he also won the Graham-Douglas Prize for Commercial Law.
In 1979, he completed the mandatory one-year professional training at the Nigerian Law School whereon he was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of Nigeria’s Supreme Court.
In 1980, he attended the London School of Economics & Political Science, where he obtained a Master of Laws degree.
An accomplished scholar, teacher, lawyer and administrator, Yemi is one of the nation’s leading experts on the Law of Evidence, National and Regional Corporate Commercial Laws and Public Law.
The 65-year old, who had previously served as Attorney-General of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007, lectured at his Alma Mater in Lagos while practising law until 1999.
After serving the Tinubu administration in Lagos, he retired from government in 2007 and returned to law and lecturing along with pastoral duties at the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
In 2015, he was selected as running mate to Muhammadu Buhari for that year’s presidential election.
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