Babatunde Akinremi fondly called Tunde or Uncle Tee is paraplegic as a result of injury sustained in a road traffic accident in 1982 which partly explains his passion and love for individuals affected by disabilities and their families. He was on the Board of the Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigeria, served two terms on the National Council for Rehabilitation of the Disabled and actively involved in many similar organizations.
Tunde deliberately reaches out to “… the highways and hedges (and wherever the needy are) …” Luke 14: 23 to make friends, touch hearts and by the grace of God change lives. He spent greater part of his adult life in the Nigerian Air Force rising up to the rank of Wing Commander before an early retirement in 1997. Tunde's military decorations include, Forces Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS) and Distinguished Service Star (DSS).
In addition to an International Certification in Aviation Meteorology and a number of military decorations, Tunde has a BSc in Mathematics, MBA Strategic Management, MS Education and a PhD. He teaches High School Mathematics full time and college part-time when he has the time.
Married to Titilola, the love of his life, through whose care, love and support he triumphs over his daily challenges. Titi, is a medical doctor, she directs the medical outreaches of TAFF. They have 4 grown up children and many others who relate with them as parents.
Tunde would be the first to recognize that TAFF is not about him but about the grace he has received from God and extending that grace to other people by reaching out, making friends, and meeting people’s physical needs so that God can meet their spiritual needs.
He must be become greater, I must become less. (John 3:30)