Babatunde Fashola Biography, Net worth and Political Profile


Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN is a Nigerian lawyer and politician born on 28 June 1963, who served as Governor of Lagos State and Minister of Power, Works and Housing.

FOB News in this article, enlist the legal and political profile of Babatunde Fashola and details of his infrastructural development strategy in Lagos state as well as a minister to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Fashola served two terms as Governor of Lagos State from 29 May 2007 to 29 May 2015 and as a Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing from 2015 - 2019 and Minister of Works and Housing 2019

Babatunde Raji Fashola is Yoruba descent born into the family of Ademola Fashola, a former journalist with the Daily Times of Nigeria, and Olufunke Agunbiade, a nurse.

Legal Profile

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 between 1987 and 1988.

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.

Political Career

Fashola was Chief of Staff to his predecessor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Fashola, had during his tenure as Chief of Staff, also dubbed as the Honourable Commissioner to the Governor's office. Babatunde Fashola was the first person to hold both offices simultaneously. 

As the candidate of the Action Congress party, now transformed to the All Progressives Congress party, Fashola succeeded Tinubu as governor of Lagos State on 14 April 2007. Fashola was re-elected on 26 April 2011. Fashola was succeeded by Ambode Akinwunmi on May 29, 2015.

Fashola was appointed Minister of Power, Works and Housing by President Muhammadu Buhari on 11 November 2015; he was appointed Minister of Works and Housing on 21 August 2019.

  • Secretary of the Lands Sub-Committee of the Transitional Work Groups- 1999.
  • Member of the panel of Enquiry into allocation of houses on the Mobolaji Johnson Housing Scheme at Lekki 2000
  • Member of the State Tenders Board 2002 - 2006.
  • Member of the Lagos State Executive Council 2002 - 2006.
  • Member of the State Security Council 2002 -2006
  • Member of the State Treasury Board 2002 - 2006
  • Chairman Ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of Asset distribution among Local Government.
  • Governor of Lagos State - May 29 2007 - May 29,  2015
  • Minister of Power, Works and Housing 2015 - 2019
  • Minister of Works and Housing 2019 to date