Ajibola Basiru: Moving To The Next Level
“SRJ”: Dr Surajudden Ajibola Basiru is not a new name in the realm of Osun politics. From 2010 when he rose through the ranks to become the Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, he has been a force to reckon with as many describe him as the emerging household name in Osun politics.
The reason is not far-fetched, his sojourn both in life and politics has always been successful. With the help of God and family, Basiru who comes from a gentle background has been able to achieve more and becoming much more influential everyday.
From his call to bar in 2002 to his eventual award of PhD in Private and Property Law from the University of Lagos, Dr Basiru till date has proven to the world that indeed young minds and brains can beat the factor of older people with respect to Politics and Social Formation.
Since August 2011 when Governor Rauf Aregbesola his political mentor and leader appointed him as a Commissioner in his cabinet, the Osogbo born legal practitioner has served with focus, passion and mission.
His loyalty to the course of the All Progressives Congress APC which he has always charted gave him the unrestricted access to return to office as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in May 2017.
Since his University days, he has always been a dogged fighter for Justice, Equity and Fairness. His professional and legal practice had given him the privilege to garner the experience he needs to be a leader and a true Democrat worthy of note that he is today.
Without mincing words, SRJ has for a long time harped on the inclusion of young people in activities relating to Governance and decision making at all levels. This has earned him much respect home and abroad with many young leaders rising through his tutelage.
In academics despite his tight schedule, he has remain committed to the Leaders of Tomorrow and the call for the younger generation to be active players in nation building. This culminated in his passion to be a lecturer in the Faculty of Law of the Osun State University. The service which he renders without pay has attracted commendations from far and wide restating his desire to better and qualitative education.
Asides this, he also encourages his followers and people on the need for them to be educated to an appreciable level. This is why he sponsors a lot of them particularly from Osogbo in Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination Tutorials up to the University Level.
In politics, his pressure group, the Osun Positive Force OPF has done a lot in Community Mobilization, Support and Adherence to the Ideologies of the All Progressives Congress APC. This has in no small measure helped the party and sustain the legacies of his principal, Governor Rauf Aregbesola in office.
As a practical politician who is forever committed to party ideals, loyal to his boss and passionate about the progress of his people, Dr Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru (SRJ) is moving to the next level. It is the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Osun Central Senatorial District.
Without mincing words, the Legal Luminary in making is the best man for the job considering his experience as a Lawyer and in Public Administration, one that has earned him the tag “Class Captain” in the State Executive Council.
In a matter of days, the train of his campaign would begin to hit the local governments in Osun Central, We urge our party members to come out en-mass to support and share in his vision to move the District forward by playing key roles to its emancipation.
Virtue Yusuff Olatunji Akeem