Her Excellency, Chief Mrs Florence Ajimobi is the First Lady of Oyo State in Nigeria. Born in Benin on the 5th of April 1959 to the renowned Hajaig family of Lebanon. She started her educational sojourn at the Bodija International School, Ibadan before proceeding to Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ibadan. Her Excellency’s tertiary education was at the Polytechnic Ibadan where she studied Secretarial Studies and Management.
Armed with a determination to succeed, Mrs Florence Ajimobi started her career at Femi Johnson and Co, a leading Insurance Brokerage Firm. She went on to work at Insight Communications and RT Briscoe, before taking the brave decision to leave the safety of paid employment to embark on her own retail business. Unfazed by the difficulties and insecurities of the business world, The First Lady’s entrepreneurial drive, passion and dedication, have seen the business grow steadily over the years. Today, by the grace of God, the business is a very successful venture boasting a robust and impressive balance sheet.
Successfully combining the responsibility of being a wife and mother with the rigours of owning her own business and excelling as an entrepreneur, Mrs Ajimobi sees no limit to what the women of our great nation can achieve. She is a champion of women’s causes and believes the time has come for the Nigerian woman to stand up and take her rightful place in society. Her Excellency is currently the patron of The National Council of Women’s Society [Oyo State chapter] and continues to capitalise on her position as First Lady to promote the role and rights of women in the State.
As a mother and grandmother, Chief Mrs Ajimobi has a particular passion for helping pregnant women and children. Among other things, Mrs Florence Ajimobi initiated the building of a Day Care Centre for the Mother Less Babies Home in Ibadan while President of the Bodija Lion’s Club. Together they share a vibrant and happy home, filled with warmth, laughter and love. Mrs Florence Ajimobi is a devout Christian, A submissive and dutiful wife, who models herself on the Proverbs 31 woman as described in the Holy Bible