If you meet Chief Mrs. Silifat Atinuke Abioro for the very first time, you will not know she is over 70. This is because she has been ageing gracefully. She is a Prophetess at the Celestial Church of Christ at the HOREB Cathedral in Ikeja (2) on Thomas Salako Street at Ogba in Lagos. Over the years, she has maintained her good looks which saw late Chief Abioro fall in love with her decades back. At over 70, she has been able to maintain her good looks and has remained Stylish. Not many people will believe if they know that Chief Mrs. Silifat Atinuke Abioro is over 70. She does not look it one bit. This is because this elegant stallion of a woman has kept her figure instant and her good looks. She is also very industrious.
Lets tell you a little about this woman born into the royal family of Late Alhaji Gbadamosi Popoola and Mrs. Aduke Popoola at Bere Square, Ibadan. Like the royal princess that she is, she wears royal crowns and garments, which propells her to achieve royal strides anywhere she steps into. Her brilliant performances at St. Mary Catholic School and Girls Grammar School where she did her Primary and Secondary Education respectively, are indications of the qualitatitive stuffs she is made of.
A woman driven by passion and love for humanity, Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Silifat Atinuke Abioro went to University College Hospital, UCH School of Nursing Ibadan, where she trained as a Registered Nurse. One interesting thing about her is that she has a determined heart to please everybody even at the expense of her pleasures. Though she had a new love for secretarial studies, she had to work as a nurse to please her late father who was a retired Chief Nursing Officer. Having satisfied the yearnings of her beloved father, she travelled to the United Kingdom to embrace her new love. She then attended Pitman’s College, Southampton, London and qualified as a Confidential Secretary.
To properly position herself for the tasks ahead, she also attended MidKent University, Maidson, United Kingdom and graduated with Teacher Diploma in Secretarial Studies. Her qualifications are backed up with practical experiences. After graduating from Pitmans College, she worked with Rank Xerox in Kings Cross in UK, as a Confidence Secretary. She brought skills and talents home in order to partake in the development processes.
For three memorable years, she worked as a Confidential Secretary to the Managing Director of Midland and Mansfield Insurance Company, Ibadan. After that, she became the Personal Assistant/Training Manager of the Chairman of Executive Secretarial Bureau. The track records she left in her previous jobs saw her to Guinness Nigeria Plc as a Confidential Secretary to the Financial Controller. Due to her shining excellence and managerial skills, she rose to the post of Administrative Manager in the Accounts Department of the Company.
Her widening focus and profound intellect could not accommodate Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Silifat Atinuke Abioro status at Guinness. She, therefore, resigned voluntarily in 1982 for personal initiative. Siltina Executive Secretarial Institute at Ikeja, Lagos became her brainchild. Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Silifat Atinuke Abioro also established another Secretarial School that was a centre for Pitmans Examinations. She was also the Sole-Representative of the Society of Teachers in Business Education with headquarters in London.
Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Silifat Atinuke Abioro is a rare personality. Her ideas and initiative get fresher and brighter as she advances in age. She is very energetic and always on the moving terrains. Her abilities are so beautiful as her physical appearances and her heart is as big as her staff. She has functioned as Director in all her late husband’s Companies, like Modern Domus, TYC Records and African Songs. Currently, Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Silifat Atinuke Abioro is the distinguished Executive Chairman of Record Manufacturers of Nigeria Limited - The leading master in Cassettes and Records production before diversifing into record flex and rubber manufacturing.
Chief Atinike Abioro has always been a successful Educator, and a career woman all her life. Her glittering impact in industrial and economic development is as sparkling as diamond. As a way of appreciation, the Kabiyesi Oba Ilo of Ikeja, conferred her with the title of Yeye Boroji of Ikeja. She is also a Chief of Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, the Osinle of Egba. She was the Matron of Civil Defense and Security Corps, Lagos State.
In addition, she was awarded a Certificate of Honour at the award ceremony of Association of Business Administration Students. Chief Mrs. Atinuke Abioro is a Philanthropist. She is the Matron of her Church Choir, life Matron of three Celestial Churches and a Community Leader. She has been the President of her Resident Association for sixteen years. A friendly mother and wife. Her hobbies include praying, singing, reading and dancing. She is an Author of Excellence, by the grace of God she has published many books among which is - Selected Quotes & Divine Inspirational Devotional Guides to a Meaningful Christian Life, a publication that is published in series. The publication cut across all denominations and it is freely distributed and circulated.