Meet The Incoming Governor Of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu!

Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Incoming governor of Lagos State.

The governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Lagos State have come and gone, but one thing that will remain with us for a very long time to come is the fact that we now have a new governor who will be sworn in on the 29th of May 2019.


Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu who is the governorship candidate of the APC in Lagos was born on June 25, 1965 in Lagos, attended and graduated from the University of Lagos, where he studied and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Surveying, after which he proceeded to acquire his Masters Degree from the same University.

He enrolled at the Lagos Business School where he acquired his advanced business training and duly obtained an MBA in Business Administration. He also attended the Business School in London, where he obtained another MBA.

The United States’ Kennedy Institute of Government was another place where his keen interest for quality education took him to, from where he was aptly trained in the area of government administration and civil responsibilities.

His working experience started he served in various capacities in three top commercial banks in Nigeria, namely,  First City Monument Bank (formerly known as First Atlantic Bank), United Bank of Africa (UBA) and Lead Bank PLC.

He was appointed/promoted to the position of Treasurer at Lead Bank PLC. On this capacity, Sanwo-Olu was tasked with the prime responsibility of overseeing the Liquid asset of the bank and was also tasked with the daily management of the overall funding requirements of the bank.

He held the post for three years, left in 1997 to join United Bank for Africa, UBA as Head of Money Market (Foreign), a position that saw him overseeing the Liquidity and profit enhancement of the bank.

He left UBA to join First Atlantic Bank PLC (now First City Monument Bank – FCMB) as Deputy General Manager and was charged with the responsibility of liaising with top companies in the country, as an expert in Corporate Financing.

After over a decade of operating as a top banker in the Nigerian banking sector, Mr. Sanwo-Olu decided it was time to opt out to do other things in the private and public sector.

He served in various capacities in the government of Lagos State, from one administration to another till he was chosen to be the next governor after the expiration of that of the incumbent, Akinwunmi Ambode.