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Lagos State Map - Local Government areas

  • Date Created May 27, 1967
  • Capital Ikeja
  • Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
  • Land Area 3,577 sq km (1,381 sq mi)
  • Population 9,113,605
  • GDP $91 billion

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu
  • NameBabajide Sanwo-Olu
  • Assumed Office 29 May, 2019
  • Date of Birth25 June, 1965
  • Political partyAll Progressives Congress (APC)

Babajide Sanwo-Olu was born June 25, 1965.He has a BSc in Surveying and an MBA from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the London Business and Lagos Business School. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). Babajide Sanwo-Olu began his political career in 2003, when he was appointed a Special Adviser on Corporate Matters to the then deputy governor of Lagos State,  He became governor under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) after contesting and unexpectedly winning the gubernatorial primaries under the All Progressives Congress against incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State in October 2019.