Full Name- Sen. Biodun Christine Olujimi
Date of Birth- 25th of December, 1958
State of Origin- Ekiti State
Marital Status- Married
Biodun Olujimi had her early education at our Lady of Apostles, Ibadan, Oyo State. She went ahead to obtain a Diploma in Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. She proceeded further to get a degree in Political Science and a postgraduate degree in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Abuja. She also holds a certificate in IT with emphasis on web Development from the Michigan State University.
Biodun Olujimi came up the hard way, out of a hard-working lower class family in a Nigeria that did not create opportunities for kids like her. She has made it her life’s work fighting for lower class families.
This fight started while working as a broadcaster and journalist, Biodun was able to relate with a multitude of families on issues that have hindered their progress. These issues range from basic healthcare to security. Today, as much as Nigeria has grown leaps and bounds, Biodun realises that the “fight” continues.
Her story is that of grass to grace, she worked hard to get to the top. Biodun got her first job at the young age of fourteen, a shop assistant in a fabric shop in Lagos. She started saving to return to school as well as assist her parents with the school bills for seven (7) siblings. This meant that Biodun worked at different times with the Nigerian Tribune, Nigerian Posts and Telecommunication, Nigerian Television Authority, the Delta Steel Company Ovwian Aladja, Reflex Concept and DBN Television.
Biodun Olujimi began her Political career in 1997 as the National Publicity Secretary of the now defunct NCPN. Upon the dissolution of NCPN, Biodun joined the All Peoples Congress and eventually became the National Publicity Secretary.
She later joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2002 and has attained great heights in her political Career. She was appointed Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Ekiti State in 2003 and was later elected to the Federal house of Assembly. In 2005, She became the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State under Governor Ayo Fayose.
Following from this Mrs. Olujimi became Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in Ekiti State under Governor Segun Oni as well as Director of Women Affairs, Goodluck-Sambo Campaign Organisation at the 2011 General Election.
Mrs. Biodun Christine Olujimi, was nominated onto the Board of the NCC by His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in late 2011. She is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence in her drive to ensure Governance is cascaded to the grass-root.
Biodun and her husband Chief Ariyo Olujimi, have been married for 32 years and their marriage is blessed with Children and Grand-children.
In the 2015 elections, she contested for the Ekiti South Senatorial District and won under the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.