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|State of Origin:||Oyo state|
|Date of Birth:||October 1, 1963|
|Parent:||Alhaji and Alhaja Hamzat Folarin|
|Wife:||Barr. Angela Folarin|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Early Life and Education
Alhaji and Alhaja Hamzat Folarin have a son named Teslim Folarin.
Teslim Folarin was born in Baale House, in the Oja Igbo section of Oyo State’s Ibadan North-East Local Government Area.
Teslim Folarin is a ranked traditional Chief in Ibadanland and the Head (Mogaji) of his family House. He is Ibadanland’s Laguna Olubadan.
Teslim Folarin went to primary school in Lagos and finished his secondary schooling at Methodist Boys High School, Nigeria’s top secondary school.
Teslim Folarin graduated from the University of Ibadan with a B.Sc (Hons) in Political Science and a diploma from Harvard University in the United States.
Before returning to Nigeria in 2002, he spent several years in the UK gaining excellent civil service experience, including executive positions at the Department of Trade in London. Teslim Folarin gave a good performance.
Teslim Folarin Career
Folarin ran for and won the Senate seat representing Oyo Central in 2003 on the People’s Democratic Party’s platform (PDP).
In Oyo State, he is the only legislator who has served two terms in the Senate.
He was appointed Leader of the Senate and sat on the Senate Committee on Business and Rules, Marines, and Transportation throughout his stint in the Senate.
As Senate leader, he presided over deliberations on all Executive Bills and personally sponsored many private bills, including the Insurance Act, the Armed Forces Pension Act, and others.
Teslim Folarin earned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial nomination in 2014, but he lost to incumbent Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In December 2017, Folarin defected to the opposition party All Progressive Congress (APC).
Senator Teslim Folarin is married to Barr. Angela Folarin, with whom he has two children.
Teslim Folarin is a well-known Nigerian politician and Federal Republic of Nigeria senator. His net worth is believed to be $5 million.