Mike Omotosho

Mike Oluwafemi Omotosho (died 4 June 2022)[1] was a Nigerian politician who served as Chairman of the Labour Party.

Mike Oluwafemi Omotosho
Dr. Mike Omotosho.jpg
Background information
Birth nameMike Oluwafemi Omotosho
Died(2022-06-04)4 June 2022 Aged 52years
Newark, New Jersey
Occupation(s)Politician
Years active2015–2016

He was Governor of Rotary International in some parts of Nigeria covering the whole of North West, North East, North Central, South West excluding Lagos and Ogun states from 2015 to 2016.[2]

Political careerEdit

Omotosho was Chairman of the Labour Party of Nigeria from 2015 to 2016.[3][4][5][6] He also contested the 2015 general elections in Kwara State where he came third in the polls.[7] His mother was reportedly abducted in 2017.[8]

PhilanthropyEdit

Omotosho set up the Mike Omotosho Foundation to alleviate poverty and empower youths through training and community development programmes.[9] The foundation has trained over 200 rural community members on vocational skills and provided 10 million naira micro credit scheme to empower 300 women to start small businesses. 500 youths from different local governments in Kwara State were also trained on employability skills, 150 indigent students from primary and secondary schools are also on scholarship scheme from the foundation. In August 2014, the foundation carried out medical mission in 12 communities in four local governments within Kwara State to provide free diagnosis, expert medical advice, and distribute free drugs, wheelchairs, and free mosquito nets. Over 5,000 community members benefited from the programme.

The foundation also put up a programme that reached 8,000 people in 2017.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bode Gbadebo (5 June 2022). "BREAKING: Kwara Politician, Philanthropist, Mike Omotosho, Is Dead". Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Dr. Mike Omotosho". Crown Points International College of Health Science & Technology. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  3. ^ "Labour Party Convention: Abdulsalam Out, Tayo Omotosho In As National Chair". Leadership. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Mike Omotosho: A new sheriff emerge in Labour Party - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2017-11-04. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  5. ^ Guardian Newapaper (2018-06-14). "Labour Party chairman rejects Olusegun Mimiko rejoining party". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. Retrieved 2021-09-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Omotosho: Labour Party'll Shock Nigerians in 2019 - THISDAYLIVE". THISDAYLIVE. 2017-11-26. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  7. ^ "Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed Wins Kwara Governorship Election • Channels Television". Channels Television. 2015-04-12. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  8. ^ siteadmin (2017-11-06). "Gunmen Abduct Mother Of Labour Party's National Chairman | Sahara Reporters". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  9. ^ "Foundation Urges Nigerians to Curb Electoral Irregularities". THISDAYLIVE. 2019-01-15. Retrieved 2021-09-24.
  10. ^ NAN, Pulse News Agency Local By. "Mike Omotosho: Foundation reaches 8000 patients in rural communities, empower 3000 women". Retrieved 2018-06-03.