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Babatunde Raji Fashola
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Fashola delivering a speech in June 2010
Minister of Works and Housing
Assumed office
11 November 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari
13th Governor of Lagos State
In office
29 May 2007 – 29 May 2015
Deputy Sarah Adebisi Sosan
Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire
Preceded by Bola Tinubu
Succeeded by Akinwunmi Ambode
Personal details
Born (1963-06-28) 28 June 1963 (age 59)
Lagos, Nigeria
Political party All Progressives Congress
Spouse(s) Abimbola Emmanuela Fashola
Children 2
Occupation Lawyer, Politician

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.

Early life

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.

Legal career

Supreme Court

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.

Personal life

Fashola is married to Abimbola Fashola. They have two children.


The railway station in the Agege area of Lagos is named after Babatunde Fashola.

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