Senator Iyabo Anisulowo will be celebrating her 65th birthday in days time. Iyabo Veronica Anishulowo (née Ajibogun) is a Nigerian educator and elder stateswoman who served the Federal Government of Nigeria at many levels, she is one of the most prominent female political personalities and proponents of gender equality in Africa. She rose through the ranks from grass root level as a teacher to serve as a Federal Minister and Senator.
Young Ajibogun Iyabo was a product of a moderate background, Iyabo Anisulowo is described a Liberal Conservative because of her pro-family values and feminine independence through universal quality education stance when she served in the
Senate, she is an ‘Afropolitan Feminist’.
Anishulowo joined politics in 1991 when she was appointed Secretary to the Local Government in Ogun State . A year later, she became the Commissioner of the Ogun State Civil Service Commission. She also served as Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Resources and Minister of State for Education during General Sanni Abacha ‘s regime. She however left the State Ministry for Education to contest for governorship under the Ogun State chapter of the All Peoples Party .
Anishulowo represented Ogun West in the Senate from 2003–2007. The former Senator is one of the members of the People’s Democratic Party who defected to join the All Progressives Congress coalition.
Iyabo Anishulowo has never been prosecuted or convicted of any crime.
Anishulowo is married with children and lives in Ilaro the biggest metropolitan in the area she represented in the Senate. It is been rumoured that she will be vying for Governorship seat in 2019.
Anisulowo is a matron of many Christian and Political Association especially that of Ogun APC Youth League whose coordinator is Hon Adebowale Sunday. The group as its tentacles spread across the 20local governments of the state.
Anisulowo who will be celebrating her 65th birthday in style as stated the following as the programme lined up for the event;
21st March 2016: Thanksgiving service at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Ona- Nla, Ilaro-Yewa, Ogun State by 10am
Reception and entertainment at the Parvilion Empire Field, Ilaro-Yewa, Ogun State. Yours faithfully Amebo has been officially invited for the event. Wishing her a happy celebration.