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Helping The Poor Is The Best Birthday Gift You Can Give Me – Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwoolu

Babajide Sanwoolu

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has come out to say that no congratulatory message should be placed for him in newspapers as he clocks 55 years tomorrow.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile revealed this in a statement today.

According to him, Sanwoolu intends to continue his tradition of reaching out and sharing love with the needy in society to celebrate his special day.

Sanwo Olu added that the best birthday gift anyone would give him would be to identify those at the bottom of the pyramid wherever they reside and lift them up.

His words, ”This is to inform friends, families, professional colleagues and political associates of the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that no congratulatory advertisements should be placed in newspapers to celebrate his forthcoming birthday.

”Mr Governor believes that an occasion of one’s birthday, especially a milestone such as the age of 55, should be a day to reflect on one’s purpose of existence in life.”

Sanwo added, ”The best birthday gift anyone would give me at this period is to identify those at the bottom of the pyramid wherever they reside, lift them up by putting smiles on their faces – that way, you would have lifted my heart too.”

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Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian Politician and the current Governor of Lagos State. He was announced the governor under the platform of the All Progressives Congress after contesting and unexpectedly winning the gubernatorial primaries under the All Progressives Congress against incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State in October 2018.

He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, as well as the London Business School, Lagos Business School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Before his gubernatorial ambition, He was the Managing Director/CEO of Lagos State Property Development Corporation (LSPDC).

Sanwo-Olu has 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.

Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu was the treasurer at former Lead Merchant Bank from 1994 to 1997 after which he moved to the United Bank for Africa as the head of foreign money market. He then proceeded to First Inland Bank, Plc (now First City Monument Bank) as a deputy general manager and divisional head. He was the chairman of Baywatch Group Limited and First Class Group Limited. He is a board member of the Department for International Development (DFID/DEEPEN) Fund and Audit Committee of Caverton Offshore Services Group, PLC. Babajide sanwo olu.


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