Babajide Sanwo-olu

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Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born 25 June 1965) is a Nigerian politician who serves as the governor of Lagos State since 2019.He became governor under the platform of the All Progressives Congress after contesting and unexpectedly winning the APC gubernatorial primaries against incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode in October 2018.


  • We want to still be able to retain them as Nigerians back home but give them the global opportunity, that they all seek to benefit from.
  • The governance of Lagos is not a trial and error, you need to hit the ground running.
  • If you have an emergency at 3 am, who would you call, what are your chances? Will you call a man that has the experience that has gone through the trenches before, that lives with it, that understands what the issues are and that appreciates what challenge you have even at that 3am? Or will you leave your chance to a man who does not know where the dial is and does not know what the issue of governance is?
    • [3]Babajide Sanwo-olu speaks on the importance of experience in leadership
  • Let’s continue to invest in areas where the lives of the people will be impacted. Let’s continue to support the poorest of the poor in our system.
    • [4]Sanwo-Olu urges states to invest in people-oriented projects
  • Let’s use technology to help us situate some of these challenges so that we are not giving what is not supposed to be given to the wrong sets of people.
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