Adebukonla Esther Adeiga is a 500 level student of Law at Olabisi Onabanjo University. Driven by the desire and passion to be at service to humanity, Bukola is currently in the race for OOU Student Union Government, Vice President for the 2019/2020 academic session.
She shares her Ruby Girl story in this interview.
Adeiga Adebukonla Esther popularly known as Bukola is a 500level student of the Faculty of Law, Olabisi Onabanjo University OOU. She is an aspirant for the post of OOU SUG VICE PRESIDENT 19/20 and this ambition is borne out of the interest of students.
My greatest inspiration is my love and passion to be at service to humanity. There are two women who inspire me a lot with their words; Ayn Rand in her words “the question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.
Also Rosalynn Carter in her words “A leader takes people where they want to go; A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”
My biggest fear is losing anyone dear to me, and also acting below peoples’ expectations.
ONE ACCESSORY I CAN’T DO WITHOUT
TO GO BACK IN TIME OR TIME TRAVEL TWO YEARS INTO THE FUTURE
I would rather travel two years to the future to prepare ahead for some things.
IN MY DARKEST MOMENTS…
I meditate and pray.
OOU SUG VICE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CANDIDATE
The idea behind my aspiration for the post of OOU SUG VICE president is not borne out of personal interest but for the good of my fellow OOUITES and to serve to the best of the students’ interest. Hmmm… What I feel I will do differently is seen in the students academics. I noticed our students fail not because they are not brilliant but due to some circumstances that surrounds them both financially and family background. I feel so bad when I see such and I’m interested in working towards that area. Also those who fail based on the victimization from lecturers. Our students deserve the best and I’ll do all in my capacity to ensure they get the best.
IF GIVEN THE CHANCE TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA FOR A DAY
If I’m given the chance to be the president of Nigeria for a day, I’ll improve aspects of security of the country and also feeding.
MY BEST QUOTE
“I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it -” Serena Williams
The trust and belief from people that I can do it.
MY POLITICAL AMBITION
Yes, definitely if I have the opportunity to become the president some day, I’ll be glad to. As Eleanor Roosevelt said and I quote “a woman is like a tea bag you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. And I’ll also urge my fellow ladies that in every situation in life supporting a lady isn’t something we’ll regret doing.
MY BRAND IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS
Wow! In the next five years I see my self very active in the legal profession, politics in the outside world, making my self, family and everyone proud. Also becoming a successful and bright lady.
WORDS OF ADVICE TO GIRLS FIVE YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME
My advice to them will be; in any situation you meet yourselves, never look down on yourself, or feel inferior and have it in mind to be the best you can ever think of or imagine.