Arc (Mrs) Adetayo Erinle was born to the family of Engr and Mrs Adeniji- Fashola on the 9th of October, 1967 in Lagos. In 1970, Tayo as she is fondly called was enrolled at Home Science Association School Ikoyi for her primary education; she then proceeded to the prestigious Queen’s College, Yaba Lagos for her Secondary education.

She was admitted to study Architecture at the University of Jos in 1984 and qualified as an Architect in 1990 with B.Sc, Msc Architecture and is an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. Tayo began her career formally with Design and Architectural Consultants, Ikoyi in 1990 as a youth corper, she was later employed as a lecturer with the University of Jos in 1992. In 1996, she moved to First Bank Plc and was a member of the First Bank Re-engineering team. She left in 2000 to revive Alexi Construction Company which she presently runs as the Managing Director.

In 2007, Mrs. Tayo Erinle after working over the years to support widows, single mothers , distressed women & their children, along with likeminded men & women founded ‘’Tabitha Cumi!’’ Foundation, a faith based organization committed to uplifting the status of women and girls by giving them value for living and empowering them to function effectively in the society.


‘’Tabitha Cumi!’’ has worked tirelessly to alleviate the sufferings of women and girls in rural communities. These has been achieved through Health awareness Campaigns and Health Service provision, Adult Literacy and Vocational Training for women, Needs Support Scheme, Community Outreaches and enrolling ‘’Out of School Children’ ‘’Back to School’’ with preference for the Girl Child and OVCs. 

Arc (Mrs) Tayo Erinle is a Writer, Speaker, Counsellor, Evangelist and Mentor to many Women, Youths and Children.  For this epitome of kindness who believes you do not need a fortune to be a blessing; life is worth living only as it is lived to the extent of service to God and humanity.  

Her love and passion for children’s education earned her invitation to the Board of Funtaj International High School Abuja.  She is a recipient of the Inner Wheel Club of Garki-FCT Award for uplifting the standard of living of the less privileged in our society. Arc (Mrs) Tayo Erinle is blessed with a supportive and loving Husband, Engr. Abiodun Erinle and they are blessed with three wonderful sons.

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