Sanwo-Olu Gets Nod For Second Term

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has received the nod for a second term in office from the Governance Advisory Council (GAC).

It was learnt that GAC, the apex body within the state ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) approved second term for Sanwo-Olu at its meeting on Monday afternoon at State House, Marina.

The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Gboyega Akosile in a tweet confirmed that: “Lagos GAC gives nod to Governor @jidesanwoolu’s second term bid. The Governance Advisory Council at a meeting in Lagos today gave pass mark to Sanwo-Olu for staying through to the developmental agenda of Lagos. Congratulations dear boss!”

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media Jubril Gawat in a short video update showing Sanwo-Olu singing said: “ALHAMDULILLAHI!!! @jidesanwoolu”

Sanwo-Olu born June 25, 1965 holds a B.Sc in Surveying and an MBA from the University of Lagos.

He is an alumnus of the John F. Kennedy School of government, the London Business School and the Lagos Business School.

Sanwo-Olu began his political career in 2003 when he was appointed a Special Adviser on Corporate Matters to forner Deputy Governor Femi Pedro.

He was later appointed acting commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget until 2007 when he became the commissioner for commerce and industry under former Governor Bola Tinubu.

After the General Elections of 2007, Sanwo-Olu was appointed Commissioner for establishments, training and pension by Governor Babatunde Fashola.

He was later in 2016 made Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) by Governor Akinwumi Ambode.

Sanwo-Olu was elected Governor after polling 739,445 votes to defeat Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 206,141 votes.

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