Hadijah Okunnu-Lamidi, a female entrepreneur and youth development advocate has declared interest in running for the office of the president in the 2023 general elections.
Okunnu-Lamidi announced her interest in replacing President Muhammadu Buhari at the end of his tenure in 2023 at a media conference held at Freedom Park in Lagos.
The 38-year-old in a statement shared on her campaign website revealed that her vision is to break the vicious cycle of poverty and social isolation and to restore hope for a better future.
Okunnu-Lamidi also noted that her motivation in vying for the country’s highest office stems from her desire to make Nigeria work for its diverse populace.
While expressing disappointment that Nigeria had missed important milestones in building the nation, the entrepreneur noted that her vision is to restore the dignity of the country through people-first leadership.
Okunnu-Lamidi who is yet to join any party holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Bolton and a Master’s in Strategic Project Management (MSc) from Heriot-Watt University.
She is the daughter of Lateef Femi Okunnu (SAN), a former federal commissioner of works and housing and an elder statesman while her mother, Arinola Omololu, is a businesswoman.
The social impact practitioner is married to Adeshola Lamidi, a financial analyst & risk management professional. The couple is blessed with children.
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