Nigeria's senate president Olubukola Saraki celebrates his 54th birthday today.His mother Florence welcomed him into the world on the 19 December 1962.All the accolades have been coming in and the President of Nigeria ,Muhammadu Buhari described him as one of the most influential politicians of his generation while wishing him a happy birthday.
Saraki is also currently caught up in a case regarding his assets declaration that gripped the whole country.It shows the resilience of the man that he is still in power,as at a time there
were fears he might be forced to step down from his post due to the pressures and seriousness of the assets declaration case.
His father was the famous Olusola Saraki,the most important politician to come out of Kwara state.His mum unlike her husband and her son,she took a more reserved position in the public eye.
While eulogising her husband Abubakar Olusola who died on the 14th of November 2012,she said:“I have to thank God for everything. He was a very wonderful man. I can never forget him. He was a good father, a good husband and he was very good to his people. He was a nice man. I pray that Almighty God would grant him eternal rest.”
Her son has been senate president since 2015. Previously he was Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011. He was first elected to the Senate in April 2011, representing the Kwara Central senatorial district, and re-elected in the March 2015 elections.
He is married to Toyin and they have two children.
See childhood pics below:
How rich is he?What is his net worth?Well according to the man himself,he says he was richer than Kwara state before he became the governor.Wow,that is something isn't it?While testifying at the CCT,he has 4 billion Naira,22 million dollars,12 million pounds and 2.6 million euros in cash,movable as well as land assets! That is scary.This man is loaded.