Have you heard the big news? Princess Olatorera Majekodunmi-Oniru is running for Senate in Ogun State. She wants to represent Ogun State Central Senatorial District. Over the years, this beautiful lady has been an ardent investor, entrepreneur and 21st Century Development expert, passionate about Nigeria’s Unity, Peace and Progress.
With over 16 years of experience in Finance, Technology, Global trade and consulting, she is dedicated towards a greater Africa and incorruptible about increasing the standard of living with no citizen left behind.
Her leadership career developed from General Electric to Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and later, Lars Magnus Ericsson where she travelled the world working as a Global Consultant and later as Head of Sales Governance.
She is from the popular Majekodunmi family in Abeokuta. She is the daughter of Dr. Femi & Justice Majekodunmi. She is happily married to Prince Adedapo Oniru with 2 kids.
Let us also tell you that Princess Olatorera Majekodunmi-Oniru is a Development Proponent and Executive Leader passionate about all things Africa. As Chief Executive Officer of Olatorera Consultancy, she currently leads investments, strategic partnerships and advisory services to realize a pinnacle in Africa’s history whereby we would rely less on importation and innovate more with natural resources and citizenry capabilities.
Olatorera Oniru has a scholarship-based Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Emory University and Executive Leadership Certificates from Stockholm School of Economics Sweden and International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Switzerland. She is a Candidate of Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government Women & Power Program.
She gladly serves as Independent Board Member, Keynote Speaker, TV Judge, Expert Advisor et al to partner companies and institutions. She is most passionate about Africa’s Development, Progressive Innovation, Ethical Governance and Happy People. Last week, she spoke to City People Publisher, SEYE KEHINDE about her plans. Below are excerpts.
Please tell me why you went into Politics and decided to run for elective office…
I have one foremost, enormously important goal which is to serve and unite our great nation for growth. To achieve this united feat, our most critical mission is to work together between now and 2023 to elect the highest potential citizens as leaders from within every federal office to every local government office. When progressive citizens work together, we win together. This is one of our strategic goals and we will never stop working relentlessly for a Greater Nigeria. I am running for office to serve the nation and deliver on achievable promises of collective prosperity. When Nigerians are happy, I am happy. We must deploy aggregate solutions to our economic development issues and drive change and immediate progress.
What are the challenges you had to overcome before you decided to step out to run?
I thoroughly enjoy what I do in pushing for Greater Nigeria and therefore nothing has felt cumbersome or challenging. Additionally, I have read several historic books on leadership, sat with hundreds of mentors and listened to many, many supporters. My knowledge and support system formulate the power to ensure that I conquer any and every challenge swiftly if any comes. I generally enjoy working hard and delivering results. I would do everything in my power and in the power of multitudes of progressive citizens, to deliver results for a Greater Nigeria. I believe when we find our truest passion, we can execute diligently while knocking down challenges and making a difference in the world. I focus on good energy, progressive deliverables and exceptional results.
What are the key issues you intend to tackle if you get elected?
We have started focusing on Highest Quality Education and Agricultural Wealth Development and this will continue critically once elected. The Olatorera Majekodunmi-Oniru For Senate Group and I have also developed strategic plans to advocate a progressive system of governance that will prioritize the needs of citizens. Nigerians do not deserve poor food supply, ill health, inadequate education, unstable electricity, brutality, injustice, fuel scarcity and many of the problems we face daily. We must alleviate the incessant hardship on citizens. We must establish government processes that will provide healthier food, good healthcare and benefits to the unemployed. We must increase our standard of living. To achieve this, we must win together for Greater Nigeria. A Greater Nigeria is a must. Aseyori Apapo To Daju.
As you go around consulting and telling people about your ambition, what has been your message to them?
My message to all and what most progressive citizens know to be true about me is that I am bringing to the table an unrelenting belief in Greater Nigeria achievable through progressive policies and a united government. I am bringing my love for people and my determination to instil a happy and progressive culture of growth, development and humanistic leadership. I am bringing my promise to work with every leader in Nigeria to mandate the highest quality education, healthy living and other important benefits to every citizen.
What are the qualities you have that will give you an edge over other aspirants?
I am genuinely humanistic and people-centric. I enjoy helping others and working to build a better country habitable by all with altruistic policies, Unity, peace, and continuous progress. I enjoy meeting people and I have many friends and supporters from all walks of life across Ogun Central and beyond. I also have publicly verifiable and ethically attained educational degrees (Merrill Lynch Green Belt, Emory Master of Business Administration, IMD Executive Leadership, Harvard Women and Power etc) and a career leadership track-record (Financial Management Program, General Electric, Senior Analyst Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Senior Supervisor CBN, Head of Sales, Ericsson, Founder Olatorera Consultancy, 21st Century Advisor to Governor, Sanwoolu, Keynote Speaker to over 50 Global Events) to show that I will serve ethically and dutifully as a National Leader. I have no other mission than to witness a progressive Nigeria that delivers benefits and infrastructural development to citizens, investors and tourists. I am fully confident that I will deliver on my mandate to the Nation when elected to represent Ogun Central.