Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu is a Nigerian Politician and the current Governor of Lagos State. He was born on June 25th, 1965. Before he ventured into politics, he was the MD/CEO of Lagos State Property Development Corporation.
Sanwo-Olu has a B.Sc in Surveying and an MBA from the University of Lagos.
His Alma-matar are John F. Kennedy School of Government, the London Business School and the Lagos Business School.
Governor Sanwo Olu’s Real Age
He was born on June 25, 1965, into a Christian family and he originated from Lagos state Nigeria. Going by his date of birth, he would be 57 years old by June 25, 2022.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a Christian by religion
Governor Sanwo Olu’s Business Life
Babajide Sanwo-Olu is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Training and Development (NITAD).
He is into banking, public services and politics.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu began his political career in 2003, when appointed a Special Adviser on Corporate Matters to the then deputy governor of Lagos State, Femi Pedro. Then served as the acting Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget until 2007, when he was appointed as the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry by then Governor. Bola Tinubu.
After the General Elections of 2007, he was appointed Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola.
He was served as Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in 2016., As part of his services in the public sector, his achievements include the supervision of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) privatization projects. He set up and was the Pioneer Board Chairman of Lagos Security Trust Fund. The LAGBUS System and the Control & Command Centre in Alausa were subsequently established under his directives.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu in September 2018 expresses interest in the Lagos State Gubernatorial seat under the All progressive Congress (APC) , Prompt to his expression of interest, he was endorsed by major stake holders in the Lagos state politics;
He won the Lagos gubernatorial primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on 2nd October 2018. At the APC flag-off campaign rally held on 8th January 2019, Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, and 63 political parties shows their support for the candidacy of Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Sanwo-Olu was elected to the Office of Governor of Lagos State at the 2019 General elections for Lagos State as he won against his opponent Jimi Agbaje on 9th March 2019.
He was sworn in as the 15th Governor of Lagos State at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Lagos Island on Wednesday May 29, 2019.
He has been working on different development activities, one of which is road construction across major areas in Lagos state. Recently, Babajide Sanwoolu asked that the statue of Fela Kuti that was erected by Akinwunmi Ambode be removed from Allen Avenue in Ikeja as to ease the situation of traffic in that area. However, the statue is said to be relocated to a more convenient area in Lagos state.
- Platinum Award from the Lagos State Public Service Club.
- 2009 Best in Human Capital Development Award from the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).
- Merit Award from the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.
- Merit Award from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management in Nigeria (CIPMN)
- Merit Award from the Association of Personnel Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN)
- LSDPC Impact Leadership and Recognition Award.
Babajide Sanwo Olu’s Wife?
Babajide Sanwo-Olu is married to Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and they are blessed with four children. Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu is a medical practitioner and also an administrator.
She obtained her first degree in MBBS from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).
Sanwo-Olu and his wife are blessed with children. In an inauguration picture shared in 2015, Sanwo-Olu was seen standing with his two sons and two daughters.
Sanwo-Olu in an interview claimed his children motivated him to contest for governorship. He noted his children drew his attention to the fact that he had been a seasoned administrator, with about 17 years’ service in government, a period during which, he said, he had served in various capacities that had exposed him to the intricacies of governance and economic policy-making.