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Saturday, 6 December 2014

After 12 productive years, Abike Dabiri-Erewa bows out gracefully

When the Lower House of the National Assembly House opens for business in the next dispensation, one of its most vociferous voices and most influential personalities will be missing from the crowd.

After spending 12 productive years in the House of Representatives, Hon. Abike Kafayat Oluwatoyin Dabiri-Erewa has decided to gracefully bows out, as she will not be returning to the House ..



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. 

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

Dabiri-Erewa, 52, is a third term member of the House of Representatives at the National Assembly. This confers on her, the status of the most prominent female politician in Lagos State, and one of the most prominent politicians in Nigeria today. There is no doubting the fact that Dabiri-Erewa has paid her dues, proven her worth and done Nigeria proud. She is charismatic, cosmopolitan, polished and eloquent. And she is one of the few Nigerians with acceptable global presence. As the Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affair, Dabiri-Erewa is known to have the widest network of Nigerians in the diaspora.  

Dabiri-Erewa fondly called "Mother Teresa of the tube" prides herself in her outstanding career as a broadcaster. She spent 15 years of distinguished and meritorious service at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). While in NTA she gained a strong understanding of the industry because of her dedication, inquisitiveness and professionalism. She anchored the weekly NTA Newsline programme to the delight of millions of Nigerians, irrespective of their tribe or religion. Dabiri-Erewa wormed her way into the hearts of many with her gallantry efforts 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 indelible in the minds of many Nigerians.
A firm believer in the importance of service to humanity, Dabiri-Erewa voluntarily 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 undertakes a lot of important bills, defends the interest of her party most vociferously and has a strong passion for service.  

A wife and mother of two, she has continued to play her motherly role in her constituency, Lagos, Nigeria and APC. Her constituency benefited from several projects implemented under her leaderahip which includes free eye test and cataract surgery, empowerment programs, cash donation to widows, water schemes, boreholes, electrification, training scholarship scheme for indigent youths and better health care services. Her achievements and qualities are indeed worthy of emulation. The sterling amazon builds her principles on the unwavering philosophy that success is not about age, it is not about character, it is not about how much you have in your account but how many lives you touch.

133 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok




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Gladys Odum said...

Wise decision..

@sugarcassie said...

Congrat! Bowing out oo, not dying there. Love Thz woman

D J STELCH said...

Wow, I just love this Woman for no Reason... Congratulations Ma'am..
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a journey of a thousand mile Begin's with T-FARE!!

Maxwell Akalonu said...

Hmmm..i know she has a better plan..political u mean cos money is loved by all

Atobatele said...

She has contributed her own quota. Nice job Mrs. Erewa. She's a voice of the voiceless masses.

Oladimeji Daniels said...

She will surely be missed. (•͡.̮ •͡ )

APPLELIPX said...

Pls who wrote this biography
What exactly is it for???
Mtcheeeew

Anonymous said...

Linda if there's a word called stupidest dats wot u r cos is so annoying wen u don't post my comment.

Bamigbola TOPE TOSIN said...

We will surely miss you Ma

destinysweet said...

Good she don gather enough money

----#AUNTYLINDAgoddaughter#

linda -lobiekeg@gmail.com said...

Bows out to be bowed into a higher position next year.

Nigeria, who ever likes to bows out in politic where they get National cake share.

Anonymous said...

Is this a press release or what?

Anonymous said...

she has tried and she's done her bit.. nice one. lets see wt d rest have to offer.
















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chibaby helen said...

All the best ma, you ve done well God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Good one......ologunifemidolapo@yahoo.com

udeze obumneme said...

She has served really well... Obumnemeudeze@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

wetin concern me? what has she done to her pple? what are her achievements during 12 years?

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udeze obumneme said...

She has served really well... Obumnemeudeze@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Abike Dabiri was actually forced out of Ikorodu politics. He has been representing Ikorodu for the past 12 years and never slept for two days in her constituency. She actually wanted to return for 4th term but was vehemently protested against by the Ikorodu APC and all well meaning Ikorodu indigenes. For her 12 years no federal government presence in Ikorodu. All she did was media hype neglected her constituency. All Ikorodu people are happy with this news A+

Anonymous said...

Are we prepping her for dep gov?truth is she's been asked to step down for one of tinubus staunch loyalists....jimi Benson.

snowflix said...

That's so good of her to have such thought, hope many in that political seat will emulate her #onelovefromSnow#

Gloriafines Okaiman said...

She sure have a heart of gold.

Chris Nwogu said...

give chance for others you have tried

Jules Louis said...

Linda, are u sure she was not asked or threatened to resign? Well, we have heard. She was indeed an influential woman. Goodluck to her

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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""Hon.AbikeKafayat OluwatoyinDabiri-Erewa"" this is name.... I dont knw her but i wish her all the best....
*GLO BRING 3G TO KONTAGORA*
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Alloy Chikezie said...

Wish her all the best in all her future endeavours.


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@MEETDREALEVANS said...

Money don transfer, she must av been instructed to step down for sm1...good luck to her anyways...

Hauwa A. Okpanachi said...

I got the point from the 1st 2paragraphs...and I agree...theres no point for the long epistle.

The Perfect Bitch said...

Nice one..the future is ours

Agba Isaac Gravity said...

Ok

Anonymous said...

Is she bowing out or the political gods want her out..... Linda get it right. Anyway she did well and she was way better than than most of the men.

Bash esq said...

Real woman

nonso okoh said...

Wow her scores make sense. God bless her for her efforts. So wat next for her. Am sure she didnt step down gracefully for nothing.


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comfort ahar said...

Good for her

Cynthia tasha said...

really a woman worthy of emulation....

Anonymous said...

Story. Tinubu ask her to bow Cos she will be running with ambode as deputy Governor

ella john said...

Well done ma.
Faceoflib

GLORIA HALLIDAY said...

12yrs only her??

Anonymous said...

well done ma we are very proud of you

linda ikeji's boo said...

she is a strong woman of valor.i appreciate her person.she served well.God bless her always.

Bash esq said...

Real woman

Anonymous said...

Uche ekwunife take note. Go marry your husband.
Oluchiobum@

Patience Anthony said...

Yesss oooo, dat is wat is all abt

SANDRA said...

Nice of her

LAZY READER said...

Wow, wish her good luck

ese orji said...

Cool,nice one.

NUBIAN PRINCE said...

What a great walk by the media Amazon cut political Titan. Hope those idiotic govs that after spending 8 Yrs as governor still want to go to the National Assembly to receive lifetime pension from doing nothing will take a cue from this.

christie benjamin said...

Hon. Abike kafayat oluwatoyin Dabiri Erewa......haba this yoruba people sabi answer name o. See as one person greedy reach to answer 5names that was suppose to share among her clans.....I carry yansh up for yoruba people joh. #anyway 12, she no suppose show her face again na abi she wan die on top throne like Abacha?# »»»REPORTING LIVE FROM PORT NOVIA««

Anonymous said...

Linda got paid for this post! 12 productive years you know! Abegi...

christie benjamin said...

Hon. Abike kafayat oluwatoyin Dabiri Erewa......haba this yoruba people sabi answer name o. See as one person greedy reach to answer 5names that was suppose to share among her clans.....I carry yansh up for yoruba people joh. #anyway 12years, she no suppose show her face again na abi she wan die on top throne like Abacha?# »»»REPORTING LIVE FROM PORT NOVIA««

Wil iam said...

I guess she wants to contest for another post, hence the advertisement.

VIVY IVY said...

She don chop her national cake finish. Gud for her sha

ginika said...

I love this woman. Well done amazon

VIVY IVY said...

Chommybaebe@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

That means she's the next Deputy Gov of Lagos state. Gbam

Olaleye Adisa said...

Yes, that's great woman. My mum do called her madam democracy.
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Ziggyflex said...

Truly a woman of substance.ma, you have done well and may God bless you.Most naija politicians will never bow out rather they prefer to die of heart of attack and stoke because they dont know when to let go and enjoy their old age rest that is beneficial to their health.

Anonymous said...

Iam not given to patronizing people, least so politicians but Abike is indeed one individual who, despite the selfishness of our politicians stand out as a lover and worker for the Nigeria of my dream. May whatever and wherever the future takes her bring her peace and joy unspeakable. She is a passionate dreamer of a great, respectable and just Nigeria where the weak can have hope. God bless you.

Shina Shine said...

Good luck in your endeavours

#Commenting thru Glo 4G LTE

lord flacko said...

Wow. What a great way to bow out. Next in line for you now is the senate. I'm very sure cause politicians never retire once they taste power

THE LORD HAS SPOKEN

nicky onikan said...

Congratulations ma. Some peeps won't want to ever leave it. Ma kusibe syndrome is in their blood.

NICK

betty kuso said...

I will always love Abike. Strong woma riight from NTA

ebony said...

Welldone Ma!!!

Caesar Alex-Daras said...

A virtuous woman indeed, may she forever remain blessed.

Patience George said...

Ok, well done

Anonymous said...

The article just motivated me to keep on going.

ary said...

Well done Ma, very well done ma.

AQO said...

Good 2 bow out when d ovation is still loud.

yaya neji said...

Weldon mam!!

Anonymous said...

Were u paid to write all this shit??????????????? What did she do in all her time at the house apart from steal ..smh

sajuwa seyi said...

She is truely a good woman. Hmconcept2000@gmail.com

Valentine Ighodalo said...

This is really impressive....#GodBlessYouMoreMaam

Don Meritson Mba said...

simple but powerful..i respect this woman! very intelligent..


#GodblessNigeria

Mary Okoye said...

well done Mrs Dabire .....

gabriel egwu said...

Wow,12 good years in the corridors of power.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm Do I smell a Deputy Governor for Lagos State in the oven? Will see how it runs!!!

Anonymous said...

Deputy Governor loading...

Anonymous said...

No genuine reason has been given for Hon Abike's decision to take a bow. I am sure it has to do with the present political intricacies rocking Lagos APC at the moment. Why is she taking a bow on day the House of rep primaries is scheduled to hold after various posters and campaign has been done. This same thing happened to Senator Mamora some years back. Well, I wish Hon Abike well in her future endeavors!

Anonymous said...

God bless her

sisi said...

She actually stood out in the house. You have served well.

Anonymous said...

Na true! stories dat touch d heart! abeg comot road 4me make only me Waka pass.

Anonymous said...

Nice one. I hope senator David Mark and others learn from this. No matter how good you think you are, at a time you must give way for others to bring in fresh ideals. Davide mark is trying to come back for the 6th or 7th time haba, there is God o!

Aj Od said...

Let our politicians take a cue from this great woman pls.

Anonymous said...

Nice. Good luck with future endeavors.

Anonymous said...

You just hit the nail on the head. Deputy Gov. What did she say she did for her constituency again? Let's weigh what she did to what she and her husband made. All the housing contracts, all the travels etc. I rest my case...**yawns* My bed calls

Jenny zee said...

12 years a slave lol

Mary Mayaki said...

She shId ve stayed a IiI more, greedy set of ppIe. I Guess she can't take the heat of feb 2015

charlesome said...

Challenges

Scanty Gela said...

Awww a true role model as a woman. Goodluck in your future endeavours ma. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Good record..

ogeee said...

Nice decision. I really like dis woman so much, u took a gud decision

Anonymous said...

After 12 years? Hmmmmmmmm it would have been more honorable to bow out after the first four years nah.

golda awosika said...

Beautiful n hardworking. Congrats ma
#*karlishah*

Orji Obumneme said...

She iz been a great inspiration! Congrats

olutoye emmanuel said...

Madam Abike is one of the very few female Nigerian politician who really knows the importance of the duty conferred on them. Wishing her well and more fulfilling life ahead.

Remi_Elle said...

Best of lucky

White lion said...

First comment void of sentiment, folks were just saying she's good but no one mention whatever she did. Huh

elovi said...

Nice

elovi said...

Wish u goodluck

faith anah said...

K

lg1702@gmail.com said...

going for another appointment.

Damochedxb said...

This woman done chop national funds wella.... Well, i guess with this self aggrandising biography, it is safe to say she will be vying for another level of office. Did i hear someone say next Lagos State APC Governorship candidate?

So much for bowing out...

#Stillobserving

Olajide Olushola said...

Kudos to you ma'am, unlike others with Africa-sit-tight mentality. Indeed what a man can do....
David Mark and others want to die in the senate. Keshi sit tight despite his dwindling career and the fortune of super Eagles is declining on daily basis

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...oversabi gist.lolz

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sidoiberu said...

Afta stealing enof mony to last her for the rest of her lif

Anonymous said...

My guess as much.
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jbankzE said...

Good fr her... Story fr d gods

~@iamjbankz SA to President Jonathan 2015~

Amy Anthonia said...

Lol

Deola Naom said...

Ok seen..bye

Aglo said...

born under bridge with no home training is what u r

nweze sunday said...

Good for her

Anonymous said...

U r a fool all dis kids wiv China fones,u lot amazes me wiv yr various comments nd on top if it all na gbagaun still oloshi somebody can't u celebrate ppl ni.by their comment u knw d kind if fam they came frm Omo Ale
Ola frm Brampton

Anonymous said...

Idiot

Skipper25 said...

She would be missed...A real woman of her time...Congrats and good luck to Mrs Abike Dabiri. .

Naija Kermitfrog said...

madam de madam, i fit no born again again cos of u o, she is my top business

debby tiles said...

Cool

Anonymous said...

After 12 yrs. ..mtsceeeeeeew rubbish! She knows why she is bowing out...she had no choice. ..woman of integrity indeed. ..mbok make I hear word jor! Nonsense.

princess adaeze said...

Well done

Anonymous said...

Linda. We all know what REALLY happened.
Continue to allow your (our) blog to be used for propoganda and the same will happen to you.

TY said...

I won't be shocked if she's running mate as deputy gov or something in lagos state, we're watching cos that's so atypical

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing a nice job.

Anonymous said...

Apc deputy governor lagos state??????? She knows what she's doing. GGG. Says so

Ogochukwu Anyanwu said...

God bless her.

Anonymous said...

Where is the gbagaun there ? You are actually the one who can't write English

Olusegun Onifade said...

Wow, you are one of a kind mam. You showed what other African leaders cannot do. Shine and let's shine is your style.









































Its good to be given a chance to shine too,

Olusegun Onifade said...

Wow, you are one of a kind mam. You showed what other African leaders cannot do. Shine and let's shine is your style.









































Its good to be given a chance to shine too,

LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

Woman of integrity.
She has done so well for herself.

Goody said...

Linda nwa Ikeji>, what did i do to you? post my comment now<!

Goody said...

Linda nwa Ikeji, what did i do to you? post my comment now!

Goody said...

Abike has turn out to be a role model for the younger generation.

May God bless her!

Goody said...

Abike has turn out to be a role model for the younger generation.

May God bless her!

Anonymous said...

Thank God!!! Not the type Nigeria needs...trust me! Disgrace to womanhood and motherhood...if you really know her!!!

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