Toyin Saraki Talks About Parenting: ‘Being there for my children is non-negotiable’

Toyin Ojora-Saraki, the wife of Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki, has disclosed that she shares a special bond with her children.

One of her kids, Oluwatosin Halima recently got married to her boo and in their wedding photos shared online, one could see the striking resemblance between mother and daughter.

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Blessed with a trim figure, which she utilizes optimally in the style department, 53-year-old Mrs Saraki, Founder/President Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), almost passed for the bride at her daughter’s wedding which was held in Lagos.

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Mrs Saraki

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During a chat with Kemiashefonlovehaven, Mrs Saraki, a lawyer, was asked about her parenting style, how she coped as a young mum who is married to a politician and she revealed:

”I hope my children are happy and I pray they are fulfilled. I never “left” my children and I have always put them first no matter what I am doing.

When they were young, I carried them everywhere with me, educating them myself whenever they were out of school.

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As they got older and started attending boarding schools, I ensured I was present for every occasion, and to be honest, I have never liked to delegate childcare.

Each time I ever tried to delegate childcare I regretted it, so I think with time everyone just accepted that “Mummy will be there” and I thank God that I have a wonderful relationship with my children, they are my friends; there is nothing that we do not discuss openly, honestly and frankly.

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That is how my parents brought me up and I would probably say it is the universal root of self-confidence, motivation and drive, irrespective of socio-economic status. For me, being there for my children is non-negotiable.”

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