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Profile of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu, net worth, career achievements



In this article, News360 Nigeria archives the biography and career achievements of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu is a Nigerian politician who currently serves as Governor of Lagos State.

He had previously worked for Lagos State as Commissioner of Establishments, Training, and Pensions.

He is also a fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Training and Development (NITAD) and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM).

Profile overview

Name: Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Date of birth: 25th June, 1965

Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria

Education: University of Lagos

Spouse: Ibijoke Carrena

Religion: Christianity

Career: Politician

Political party: All Progressives Congress


Babajide Sanwo-Olu was born on 25th June, 1965 in Lagos State, Nigeria.


Sanwo-Olu completed his secondary education at Ijebu-Ife Grammar School in Ogun State after beginning his secondary education at Government Demonstration School, Gbaja, Surulere, following his elementary education.

He graduated from the University of Lagos with an MBA and a degree in surveying.

He also attended Lagos Business School, London Business School, and John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Prior to leading the United Bank for Africa’s foreign money division, Sanwo-Olu served as treasurer at the former Lead Merchant Bank from 1994 to 1997.

Additionally, he held the position of manager at First Inland Bank, Plc, which is now known as First City Monument Bank.

He served as the First Class Group Limited’s and Baywatch Group Limited’s chairman.Femi Pedro, the former deputy governor of Lagos State, appointed him as a special adviser on corporate matters in 2003.

In 2007, Gov. Bola Tinubu named him Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, following his tenure as acting Commissioner of Economic Planning and Budget.

He was appointed as the Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) in 2016 by Governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Babatunde Fashola, and subsequently as the Commissioner for Establishments, Training, and Pensions.

Additionally, he is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and a fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Training and Development (NITAD).


He was elected governor under the All Progressives Congress banner in October 2018 after challenging Akinwunmi Ambode, the outgoing governor, in the APC gubernatorial primary.

He ran under the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and was reelected as governor in March 2023.


Sanwo-Olu is from a Christian family and is married to Ibijoke. Sanwo-Olu and they both have four children.

Gov. Sanwo-olu together with his family


project supervision for the privatization of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE).

He served as Lagos Security Trust Fund’s Pioneer Board Chairman.

construction of the Control & Command Center and the LAGBUS System in Alausa, Ikeja.


Platinum award from the Lagos State Public Service Club.

Merit award by Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management in Nigeria (CIPMN) has bestowed upon you a merit award.

Honored with a Merit Award by the Nigerian Association of Professional Women Engineers (APWEN).

Award for Impactful Leadership and Recognition from LSDPC.

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) awarded a 2009 Best in Human Capital Development award.

Media Nite-Out Award for Best Governor of the Year, 2020.

Net Worth

Babajide Sanwo-Olu has a net Babajide Sanwo-Olu is estimated to be worth $9 million. of about $9 Million.

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