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Babatunde Raji Fashola
Fashola delivering a speech in June 2010
|Minister of Works and Housing|
11 November 2015
|13th Governor of Lagos State|
29 May 2007 – 29 May 2015
|Deputy||Sarah Adebisi Sosan
|Preceded by||Bola Tinubu|
|Succeeded by||Akinwunmi Ambode|
28 June 1963 |
|Political party||All Progressives Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Abimbola Emmanuela Fashola|
Babatunde Raji Fashola, CON SAN (Yoruba: Bàbátúndé Rájí Fáṣọlá; born 28 June 1963) is a Nigerian lawyer and politician currently serving as the Federal Minister of Works and Housing of Nigeria. He served two terms as Governor of Lagos State from 29 May 2007 to 29 May 2015.
Fashola was born on 28 June 1963, in Lagos at Island Maternity Hospital into the family of Ademola Fashola, a former journalist with the Daily Times of Nigeria, and Olufunke Agunbiade, a nurse. He has 12 siblings.
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.
Fashola, a Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, has received awards and certificates of merit including the Distinguished Alumnus Award conferred on him by the University of Benin Alumni Association. 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 professional rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Fashola is also the First ever Chief of Staff to be so honoured. Babatunde Fashola is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
In October 2022, a Nigerian national honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) was conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Across party lines, Fashola is valued for his expertise.
Fashola is married to Abimbola Fashola. They have two children.
The railway station in the Agege area of Lagos is named after Babatunde Fashola.