Politics Adejoke Adefulire: 8 Things You Need To Know About Buhari's New SSA On SGDs



President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Adejoke Orelope Adefulire as his Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mrs. Orelope-Adefulire served as Deputy-Governor of Lagos State in the administration of Babatunde Fashola, and is regarded as an accomplished politician with many years of experience in public service.

Here are 8 basic things you need to know about Adefulire...

- Hon. Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire is an administrator, social worker, politician and princess of a royal family in Lagos State and was born on September 29, 1959.

- Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has, in her more than two decades in politics, carved a niche for herself as an accomplished grassroots politician with a passion for the emancipation of the womenfolk, youth development, especially the girl-child education.

- On completion of her academic career, she worked briefly before venturing into politics, drawing inspiration from her father, who was one of the staunch Awoists in his active political life.


-One time member of the Lagos State House of Assembly in the nation’s Third Republic when she represented Alimosho Constituency 1, between 1991 and 1993.

- In 1999, when Nigeria returned to democratic governance, Hon. Orelope-Adefulire was appointed Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). She held this position until 2003, when she was appointed Honourable Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation by the immediate past administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

- Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State during the tenure of Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN).

- Hon. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire is a member of the Lagos Legislators’ Forum, member of Awori Welfare Association of Nigeria (AWAN), Lagos State, as well as the Association of Lagos State Indigenes (ALSI).

- Hon. Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire is a graduate of Social Work from the Lagos State University and she is married to Mr. Claudius Abiodun Adefulire and they are blessed with children.