From all of us at the Views.ng, we wish His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Honourable Minister for Works, Housing and Power happy birthday as he clocks 54 today. May the grace of Almighty Allah be with you, your beautiful family and give you the wisdom to make life better for Nigerians.
Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN was born on 28th June, 1963 to the family of Alhaji Ademola Fashola and Mrs Cecilia Omolara Fashola. He marries Mrs Emmanuela Abimbola Fashola. He is currently the Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing. He is the first politician to manage the three huge ministries at the same time. This feat is attributed to his extra-ordinary brilliance which he brought in as Lagos State Governor from May 29, 2007 to May 29, 2015. He succeeded The Jagaban of Africa, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on 14 April 2007 and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He was re-elected on 26 April 2011. On November 11th 2015, he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to be the Minister of Power, Works and Housing. He held some positions in Lagos State before emerging as the Governor of Lagos.
He 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. He was the first person to hold both offices simultaneously.
Also, 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 Lagos State Executive Council-2002-2006, Member of the State Security Council-2002-2006, Member of the State Treasury Board-2002-2006 and Chairman Ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of Asset distribution among Local Government.