Monsurat Sunmonu brought with her to the Senate a pedigree. The Senator representing Oyo Central was the immediate past Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly and the first ever female Speaker of the state. Like most of her female colleagues, she is a fresh Senator having been elected into the Senate in 2015. Born in 1957, and aged 58, Sumonu is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Via her pet project named Monsurat Olajumoke Sunmonu Women Empowerment Foundation (MOSWEF), the woman who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has been able to elevate women socially, taking them out of acute poverty by helping them to build their businesses.