Babajide Sanwo-Olu Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Family, Kids, Wikipedia, News, Lagos State

September 6, 2023 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu is a Nigerian politician who has been Governor of Lagos State since 2019. He assumed office after winning the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primaries and defeating the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

With a background in banking and public service, Sanwo-Olu has dedicated himself to Lagos State’s development and its people’s welfare. This biography comprehensively overviews Babajide Sanwo-Olu‘s early life, education, personal life, and career.


  • Full Name: Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu
  • Date of Birth: June 25, 1965
  • Age: 58 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Profession: Politician

Early Life & Education

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, currently 58, was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on June 25, 1965. He attended Government Demonstration School, Gbaja Surulere, before completing his secondary education at Ijebu-Ife Grammar School in Ogun State.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying from the University of Lagos and an MBA from the same institution.

Sanwo-Olu furthered his education by attending prestigious institutions such as the London Business School, Lagos Business School, Institute of Management Development, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Personal Life

Babajide Sanwo-Olu is married to Ibijoke Carrena Sanwo-Olu.

However, specific details about their marriage and family life are not readily available in the provided information. According to sources, their union is blessed with four children. Two boys and two girls.


Babajide Sanwo-Olu‘s professional journey encompasses experience in both the banking and public service sectors.

He began his career in banking, serving as the treasurer at the former Lead Merchant Bank and later as the head of the foreign money market at the United Bank for Africa. He also held positions at First Inland Bank, Plc (now First City Monument Bank) and was chairman of Baywatch Group Limited and First Class Group Limited.

Sanwo-Olu ventured into public service in 2003 when he was appointed as a Special Adviser on Corporate Matters to the deputy governor of Lagos State at the time, Femi Pedro.

He subsequently held various positions in the Lagos State government, including acting Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget and Commissioner for Commerce and Industry during the tenure of Governor Bola Tinubu.

He later served as Commissioner for Establishments, Training, and Pensions under Governor Babatunde Fashola.

In 2016, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode appointed him as the Managing Director and CEO of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC).

Babajide Sanwo-Olu made headlines in the political sphere when he contested and won the APC gubernatorial primaries in October 2018, defeating the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. This victory positioned him as a significant contender for the office of the Governor of Lagos State.

With endorsements from key stakeholders and political figures in Lagos State, Sanwo-Olu emerged as the governor-elect. He was inaugurated as the 15th Governor of Lagos State on May 29, 2019.

Throughout his tenure as Governor, Sanwo-Olu has prioritized various development initiatives in Lagos State, including road construction projects and infrastructure improvements. He has also demonstrated a commitment to effective governance and the welfare of Lagosians.

Net Worth

Sanwo-Olu‘s has been estimated at $27M.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @Jidesanwoolu
  • Twitter: @Jidesanwoolu

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