OLUBUKOLA OLABOOPO RIANATI: There are many reasons my heart gladdens when I think about Boripe/Boluwaduro constituency. As a citizen, I am proud of our heritage as one of the hardest working people in Osun State. We are blessed with human and natural resources in great abundance. We have some of the most resourceful women in the state and indeed Nigeria. This is good, but our people suffer from serious and prolonged neglect from politicians and political office holders and “good” is no longer enough. Government and legislative structures are built to provide for the people and when this fails, it leaves communities in total desolation.
From my consultations with various stakeholders within our constituency, one key passionate yearning of our people is the need for empowerment. The present representative in the House of Assembly can easily give an excuse of lack of adequate resources for over-looking this problem and for not providing for it. It is my strong belief that though it may be difficult, we shall find constructive and innovative ways to empower our people in a more rewarding way.
I have a strong desire to take Boripe/Boluwaduro constituency from good to great with a rejuvenated and more vibrant representation and government presence; the kind that will empower our youths with skills and opportunities to reach their full potentials, get our children in school and our women empowered and involved in active community building and quality healthcare for the elderly.
It is my humble intention to offer myself to represent the people of Boripe/Boluwaduro constituency as a member of the Osun State House of Assembly come 2015. Why do I want to do this being abreast of the full measure of the challenges that beset us as a people?
First of all, I am a woman and a mother. I know the great pain of seeing your children when and if they suffer. I know how to bring succour to a family and will do the same for my great people of Boripe/Boluwaduro constituency. A man is a good representative but a woman is even better. My intention is to care for our constituency as if it were my own family. The following information about my person is provided for your perusal and to solicit your support in this quest to realise my ambition to serve our community.
Olubukola Olaboopo Rianati was born to the family of Chief and Dr. (Mrs) A. B. Olaboopo of Iragbiji town in Osun State. I grew up in Ibadan in Oyo State. Born into a family of disciplinarians with a teacher as mother, and enjoyed the guided academic environment and nurturing of my parents and I was also involved in various co-curricular activities in school.
She attended the Polytechnic Ibadan staff school for my primary school and then proceeded to the Polytechnic High school for her junior secondary education.
Olubukola Olaboopo Rianati completed her senior secondary education at the Queens School Ibadan were she was an active member of the literary and debate team during her secondary school days.
She attended the Polytechnic Ibadan where she studied and acquired a ND in Mass Communication and then moved to the University Ibadan for my LLB in Law. While at the University of Ibadan, she was very active in student politics and was elected to the office of the vice-president of the Law Students Society Faculty of Law. She was also the Chairperson of Obafemi Awolowo Hall, a duty that gave her the opportunity and privilege to manage a population of over 1500 students comprising both male and female post graduate and graduates alike. This duty enabled her to learn and acquire important leadership skills; till date, she has been the only woman to gain this position.
She also attended and graduated in flying colours from the Nigerian Law School Kano, where she obtained her Master’s degree LLM in Law.
Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo Rianati is an enterprising young woman who started her career as an in-house counsel at the chambers of Yekini Ade-Agbaje SAN at new court road Ogunpa Ibadan. She also worked at the firm of Chief (Mrs) C. J Aremu SAN in Orita Ashi Ibadan Oyo state. After close to a decade of dedicated hard work at the firms of her senior colleagues, She took the bold and courageous step to start and indeed started her own law practice Sovereign Trust Legal practitioners.
Aside from offering private legal services to a vast clientele, she has also been very passionate and involved in defending and representing numerous numbers of indigent people pro-bono, handling many notable cases of human and community rights abuses and reclaiming the rights of people involved.
Barr. Olaboopo Olubukola Rianat is from Boripe/Boluwaduro constituency, Osun State.