Sanwo-Olu celebrates wife, Ibijoke, on 53rd birthday

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has celebrated his wife, Ibijoke, on her 53rd birthday.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Mr Sanwo-Olu, 54, thanked his wife for being a ‘rare gem’ to him, their family and the state.

He said: “Like a tree planted by water, Ibijoke mi continues to bring forth fruit and blossom. She is a rare gem, passionate about her family, society and the world. Thank you for all you are to me, our family and our state. Happy birthday my dearest @JokeSanwoolu ❤.”

Born on January 8, 1967, to the family of Paulinus Olusegun Carrena of Popoaguda, Brazilian descendant area of Lagos Island, Ibijoke holds Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) from the University of Lagos, Akoka. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHM); Diploma in Anesthesia (DA); Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

A thoroughbred medical practitioner, Ibijoke is an active member of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Lagos Anesthetic Association (LAA), Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) and Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) where she is currently serving as chairman.

Prior to becoming the First Lady, Ibijoke served Lagos State Government meritoriously for 25 years rising through the ranks to become the chief medical director and chief executive officer of Harvey Road Comprehensive Health Centre, Yaba; and later General Hospital, Somolu.