Posted by Karen on
05/21/2016 07:44:41 PM
Babatunde Raji Fashola was born on June 28, 1963 in Lagos. He attended Sunny Field Primary School, Adelabu Surulere, Lagos,
where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After his primary school, Babatunde Raji Fashola poceeded to Birch Freeman High School, Surulere, Lagos and later to Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos State where he did his secondary school.
After his secondary school, Babatunde Fashola gained admission to study Law in the University of Benin, where he obtained Bachelor of Laws (LLB ) degree in 1987. He was called to the Nigeria Bar in November 1988 after going through the Nigerian Law School.
After his call to the bar, Babatunde Fashola engaged in private law practice for many years, and his excellence in a advocacy occasioned his elevation to the position of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (S.A.N.).
Babatunde Raji Fashola have served the Lagos State Government in various capacities including: Member, State Tenders Board; Member, State Executive Council, Member, State Treasury Board, and Member, State Security Council.
During the regime of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Babatunde Raji Fashola was appointed Chief of Staff of the Governor of Lagos State. In the year 2007, Babatunde Raji Fashola was elected the Governor of Lagos State.
He was again re-elected for a second tenure in the 2011 elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC).
In the year 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Fashola as the Minister of Housing, Power and Works.
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