Babatunde Fashola Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Babatunde Fashola Biography
Babatunde Fashola is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who formerly served as the Executive Governor of Lagos State.
He is also currently serving as the Federal Minister of Works and Housing, an appointment he got after completing his two tenures as Governor of Lagos State from May 29, 2007, to May 29, 2015. He succeeded Bola Ahmed Tinubu after contesting under the Action Congress (AC) party and was sworn in on 29 May 2007.
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Babatunde Fashola Profile

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Full name: Babatunde Fashola
Date of birth: 28th June 1963
Age: 57 Years (2020)
Place of birth: Lagos State, Nigeria
Residence: Abuja, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Benin
Spouse: Abimbola Emmanuela Fashola
Children: Ademola Fashola, Olayinka Fashola
Occupation: Lawyer, politician
Office: 13th Governor of Lagos State (29 May 2007 – 29 May 2015), Federal Minister of Works and Housing since 2019
Party: All Progressives Congress (APC)
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Babatunde Fashola Biography, Date Of Birth, Age, Early Life, Family And Education

Babatunde Fashola was born on the 28th June 1963 in Lagos State, Nigeria. After completing his primary education, he enrolled at the Birch Freeman High school Lagos, a Methodist secondary school for boys for his secondary education. He also schooled at Igbobi College Lagos.
Fashola further gained admission to study Law at the University of Benin, graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B.(Hon), degree.


Babatunde Fashola was called to the Bar as a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in November 1988 after graduating from the Nigerian Law School. He began as a litigator specialising in different areas at the Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe and Belgore.
In 2004, Fashola became the first member of the Nigerian Law School graduating class of 1988 to be conferred with the professional rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He was also the second University of Benin Faculty of Law graduate to receive the honour. 

Appointment and Political Career

Babatunde Fashola was Chief of Staff to his predecessor and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. During his tenure as Chief of Staff, Fashola also dubbed as the Honourable Commissioner to the Governor's office. He was also the first person to hold the two offices simultaneously in Lagos State.

While serving as Chief of Staff, he was a member of different boards and committees; State Tenders Board, Executive Council, Security Council and Treasury Board.

In April 2007, Babatunde Fashola contested for the gubernatorial election under the Action Congress (Now All Progressive Congress) and won, defeating the likes of Musiliu Obanikoro and Jimi Agbaje of the PDP and DPA respectively. He commenced a four-year tenure as the Executive Governor of Lagos State in Nigeria on 29 May 2007.

In 2011, he contested for a second term under the All Progressive Congress (APC) and won. He completed his second tenure in May 2019.

At the end of Fashiola's two-term tenure as governor, he was appointed the Minister for Power, Works and Housing by President Muhammadu Buhari. Subsequently, he was reappointed Minister of Works & Housing on the 21st of August 2019.

Personal Life

Babatunde Fashola is a Muslim while his wife, Abimbola Emmanuela Fashola is a Christain. In a chat with City People, Mrs Emmanuella revealed that religion has never been a problem in the family. Quoting her, 'But ever since then, my husband has practiced his religion and I have practiced mine. There is no trouble whatsoever. My husband has his own part of the house where he prays, I have my own altar there with my crucifix and my rosary and everything and everyone is minding their own business. When its time for family prayer, we pray. I pray mine to the name of Jesus Christ while he prays in Allah’s name & the children understand all that. My children are baptized and they go to church. When he wants them to go to mosque with him they go to the mosque with him'.

Awards and Recognition

• Man of the Year Award, The Sun, 2009
• Man of the Year Award, The Guardian, 2009
• Peace Award, Yatzhak Rabin Centre for African Development Governor of the Decade, 2009
• Man of the Year Award, The Champion, 2010
• Award of Excellence in Leadership, Martin Luther King Jnr Foundation, 2010
• International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Award, 2011
• The Corporate Governance Award, Governing Council of the Institute of Directors, 2012
• Man of the Year Award, The City People, 2012
• Most Labour-friendly Governor’s Award, Lagos Zonal Council of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), 2012
• One of the 100 Top Global Thinkers for 2013, Lo Spazio della Politica (LSDP), 2014
• The Governor of the Year (Internal Security), Newswatch Awards, 2014
• Governor of the Year (International Revenue Generation), Newswatch Awards, 2014
• Recipient of the Stephen J. Solarz Award of the International Crisis Group of 2015
• Man of the Year, Silverbird Awards, 2017
• Minister of the Year, City People Magazine, 2017
• Lagos State Public Service Club Platinum Award
• Award of Excellence, Hallmark of Labour Foundation
• Alliance for Democracy, Igbogbo Bayeku Local Government Award
• Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Benin Alumni Association

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Babatunde Fashola on:
Twitter @TundeFashola

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