President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Rinsola Abiola, the daughter of the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, as Senior Special Assistant on Citizenship and Leadership. Rinsola shared the news via a reposted post on X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
In her new role, Rinsola Abiola will be working closely with the leadership of the Ministry of Youth. She is a public relations professional and a youth and gender advocate who works at the intersection of politics and civil society. Her focus is on promoting civic education and political literacy, advocating for the enhanced inclusion of marginalized groups in decision-making and governance.
Rinsola is an active member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a pioneer member of its youth and women’s wings. She played a key role as a founding member of the party’s young women’s movement and was appointed as one of three youth representatives to the party’s Board of Trustees in 2015.
In 2022, Rinsola made history as the first woman to vie for the APC National Youth Leader position, showcasing her commitment to advocating for the recognition of young women as equal stakeholders in the political youth movement.
This appointment marks the second child of MKO Abiola to be appointed by President Tinubu since coming into power in May 2023. Jamiu Abiola was appointed as Special Assistant (SA) on Special Duties in September 2023. Jamiu, who is a polyglot and holds postgraduate certificates from New York University, has been deployed to assist the Tinubu-Shettima-led administration in achieving the promises made during the 2023 presidential poll.
Apart from his linguistic abilities, Jamiu Abiola is the Director of Statutory Compliance and Indigenous Growth at Pilgrims Africa, a global security company with over 3,000 employees and offices in more than 20 countries.