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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Abike Dabiri-Erewa Bows Out Gracefully From The Green Chambers.

When the House of Reps of the National Assembly re-opens for business in the next dispensation,Honourable Abike Kafayat Oluwatoyin Dabiri-Erewa one of its most vociferous and most influential personality will be missing from the crowd.
After spending 12 productive years in the House of Representatives,she has decided to bow out when the ovation is loudest.


Dabiri-Erewa, who has served for an impressively long period shows her distaste for political sit-tight syndrome, distinguishes herself as a virtuous woman and a respected government functionary as she vacates her sit for other potentials to take the reins.

Hon.Abike has paid her dues and believes it is time to give other people the opportunity to serve their people.

Dabiri-Erewa, 52, a third term member of the House of Representatives at the National Assembly. maintains the status of the most prominent female politician in Lagos State and Nigeria.
Dabiri-Erewa has paid her dues, proven her worth and done Nigeria proud. She is charismatic, cosmopolitan, polished,eloquent and is one of the few Nigerians with acceptable global presence.

As the Chairman, House Committee on Diasporan Affairs,Dabiri-Erewa is known to have the widest network of Nigerians in the diaspora.

Fondly called "Mother Teresa of the tube",Dabiri-Erewa prides herself in her outstanding career as a broadcaster where she spent 15 years of distinguished and meritorious service at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and whilst there,displayed dedication, inquisitiveness and professionalism.

She anchored the weekly NTA Newsline segment to the delight of millions of Nigerians,whom irrespective of their tribe or religion loved her presence on the tube.
Dabiri-Erewa warmed her way into the hearts of many with her gallantry effort of using television as an effective tool to draw attention to the millions of Nigerians suffering from the pains of poverty and injustice. Her commitment and passionate dedication to duty while working on several heart touching Newsline stories stood her out and endeared her to many.

Her display of bravery while investigating the story of little Mary, the miracle baby for eight years, remains imprinted in the hearts of many Nigerians.


A firm believer in the importance of service to humanity, Dabiri-Erewa retired from the services of the NTA to contest as a member of the House of Representative and swept the poll with a landslide Victory in 2003. Ever since then, she has distinguished herself by working tirelessly.


Dabiri-Erewa as a Honourable undertakes a lot of important bills, defends the interest of her party vociferously and has a strong passion for service. to the people



Her constituency has benefited from several projects implemented under her leadership and these include free eye test and cataract surgery, empowerment programs, cash donations to widows, water schemes, boreholes, electrification,training scholarship scheme for indigent youths and better health care services.

She builds her principles on the unwavering philosophy that success is not about age,but about character, it is not about how much you have in your account but how many lives you touch''.

Her achievements and qualities are indeed worthy of emulation.


She started her educational career at Maryland Convent private school, Ikeja while she attended St. Teresa’s College, Ibadan for her secondary education where she distinguished herself. She obtained her first degree in English Language from the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) Ile – Ife. In pursuit of her quest for knowledge, she obtained a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Mass Communication and also a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, Akoka. She also had a stint at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA.

Dabiri-Erewa a devoted Muslim is happily married to Segun Erewa, someone whom Abike says “is my strong pillar and ever supportive husband. He gives me the push and fills me with the can-do-it spirit”. They are blessed with children.

Abike Dabiri has been able to prove that women can actually steer our socio-
political affairs to the right part if given more opportunities.I wish her all the best as she steps to the next level...Well done ma'am! SDK


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