Babatunde Fashola (Views: 9,244)


Babatunde Fashola
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Position: Former Lagos State Governor

Status: In Office

Babatunde Raji Fashola (born June 28, 1963) is the thirteenth governor of Lagos State, Nigeria.[1] As a candidate of the Action Congress party, Fashola succeeded Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on April 14, 2007,[1] and was sworn in on May 29, 2007.[1] He was reelected on 26 April 2011.[3]

Early career
Babatunde Raji Fashola was born in Lagos on June 28, 1963. He attended Birch Freeman High school Lagos and Igbobi College Lagos. He studied Law at the University of Benin from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B.(Hon), degree in 1987.

He is married to Mrs. Abimbola Emmanuela Fashola and they have children.

He was called to the Nigerian Bar as a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in November 1988 after completing the professional training programme at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos which he undertook between 1987 and 1988. His legal career of over one and a half decades, commenced in the law Firm of Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe and Belgore, where he cut his legal teeth as a litigator over such wide-ranging areas of specialization as, intellectual property (registration of trade marks), commercial law, covering general contracts, company activities, mergers, acquisitions, right issues, ownership of shares and equity of corporations, as well as land disputes, criminal law and chieftaincy matters, in all of which he has come to acquire appreciable expertise and vast experience.

Fashola, a Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, has been variously honoured with awards and certificates of merit including the Distinguished Alumnus Award conferred on him by the University of Benin Alumni Association in recognition of contributions to the Alumnus association and humanity. He is also a recipient of Lagos State public service club Platinum Award for outstanding contribution towards development. As well as Alliance for Democracy " Igbogbo Bayeku Local Government Award" in recognition of activities towards the success of the party.

Babatunde Fashola is also a Patron of the Law Students Association of the University of Benin and he is the second law graduate from the University of Benin and the first member of the Nigerian Law School graduating class of 1988 to be conferred with the Rank of Senior Advocate. He is also the First ever Chief of Staff to be so honored. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Babatunde Fashola's recently reviewed promises

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Fashola: we’ve delivered on our promises Promise Kept
Babatunde Fashola
Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has criticised the Federal Government on its inability to contain the activities of Boko Haram insurgents. He said the government’s failure on security was responsible... read more

Gov Fashola Promises More IPPs In Lagos In the works
Babatunde Fashola
Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has promised the construction and commissioning of more Independent Power Plants (IPPs) to increase electricity supply in the state. Fashola who made the promise while... read more

to assit the business affected ebola virus in lagos state Promise Kept
Babatunde Fashola
In consonance with his promise to assist businesses affected by the efforts to contain the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the State, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Friday visited... read more

Eko Atlantic City Project In the works
Babatunde Fashola
Building a new city that will become the financial centre of Nigeria, if not West Africa, is a major undertaking. The scale of the Eko Atlantic project is immense and progress... read more

Street lights and lane markings to tackle traffic challlenges In the works
Babatunde Fashola
The government will provide modern facilities for the roads, such as street lights and lane markings, to tackle traffic challenges in the metropolis. read more

Lagos Light Rail Project In the works
Babatunde Fashola
According to him, the Lagos Light Rail Project would start from Eric Moore, passing through Okokomaiko to Badagry and ultimately connect Lagos with Ghana, adding that it would reduce travel time... read more

Completion of LASU/Iba road Promise Kept
Babatunde Fashola
When we came here in 2007 to ask for your votes, I promised that we would finish the LASU/Iba Road, we have finished that now. You asked us to intervene in... read more

To build a new town and housing project in Badagry In the works
Babatunde Fashola
Fashola promises new town, housing project as campaign train moves to Badagry The gubernatorial campaign train of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), moved to Badagry Division on Monday... read more

Rehabilitation of roads Promise Kept
Babatunde Fashola
According to Governor Fashola, “while we are making progress with 14 (Fourteen) out of the 15 (Fifteen) inner roads we promised to rehabilitate in Agege, the 16 (Sixteen) local roads in... read more

Babatunde Fashola's recently reviewed projects

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Oluwole market Completed
Babatunde Fashola
Oluwole market read more

State–Of–The–Art e–Learning Centre Completed
Babatunde Fashola
State–Of–The–Art e–Learning Centre read more

Security Command And Control Centre Completed
Babatunde Fashola
Security Command And Control Centre read more

60-flat housing project of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation Completed
Babatunde Fashola
60-flat housing project of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation read more

Ajeromi Maternal and Child Care center Completed
Babatunde Fashola
Ajeromi Maternal and Child Care center. Lagos state built a total of 8 of such centers in 5 years read more

Roads in Abule Egba/Ekoro/Agbelekale Completed
Babatunde Fashola
Roads in Abule Egba/Ekoro/Agbelekale read more

Eko Atlantic City Project Ongoing
Babatunde Fashola
Building a new city that will become the financial centre of Nigeria, if not West Africa, is a major undertaking. The scale of the Eko Atlantic project is immense and progress... read more

Completion of LASU/Iba road Completed
Babatunde Fashola
When we came here in 2007 to ask for your votes, I promised that we would finish the LASU/Iba Road, we have finished that now. You asked us to intervene in... read more

Lagos Light Rail Project Ongoing
Babatunde Fashola
According to him, the Lagos Light Rail Project would start from Eric Moore, passing through Okokomaiko to Badagry and ultimately connect Lagos with Ghana, adding that it would reduce travel time... read more

Street lights and lane markings to tackle traffic challlenges Ongoing
Babatunde Fashola
The government will provide modern facilities for the roads, such as street lights and lane markings, to tackle traffic challenges in the metropolis. read more

Recently reviewed statements concerning Babatunde Fashola

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It is zero tolerance for lawlessness; we will not back down True
Babatunde Fashola
“There is a zero tolerance for lawlessness. There is zero tolerance for breach of our regulations and we are going to do more of this. We are going to take control... read more

We have six million votes, yet we don’t have a minister representing us in Abuja True
Babatunde Fashola
They claim to love Lagos but we have six million votes, yet we don’t have a minister representing us in Abuja read more


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