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Profile of the 40 legislators (365 days of Lagos 8th Assembly)

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Hon. Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo, Kosofe 1, APC

He is 60 and doing his fourth term in the House of Assembly. He is certainly one of the most influential members of the Assembly. Virtually, all other members of the Assembly respect him. The reason for this is not farfetched. He has the listening hears of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

He holds a Diploma in Building and Masers degree in Communication.

An astute businessman who sits atop a thriving construction and dredging firm, he is also a veteran politician and a close ally of late M. K. O. Abiola. He is presently the Chairman of House Committee on Lands.

 

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Hon. (Mrs.) Adefunmilayo, Tejuoso Mushin 1 (APC)

She is 51 and serving her fourth term as a member of the Assembly. She is the most ranking female member of the Assembly.

A lawyer by profession, she holds her first degree in law from Birmingham University, Birmingham, United Kingdom, and Masters degree in law from University of Lagos, Akoka. She’s already pursuing her Ph.D in law at University of Lagos. The thesis for her Ph.D is on Domestic Violence, the bill she initiated in the Assembly and was passed into law in 2007.

She was the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly’s  6th Session (2007 – 2011). Hon. (Mrs.) Tejuoso is presently the Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and LASIEC.

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Hon. Dayo Saka Fafunmi, Ifako, Ijaiye I (APC)

He is 46 and serving his third term as a member of the House of Assembly since 2007, representing the good people of Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency 1.

He is an engineer by profession. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Ilorin and graduated with Second Class Upper Division. He also studied law at University of Lagos, Akoka. He once worked as an engineer in Lagos State Public Service before his foray into politics in 2007.

He was once the House Committee Chairman on Works and Infrastructure (2007 – 2011), Public Account Committee (Local Government) 2011-2015. Presently, Hon. Fafunmi is the House Committee Chairman on Environment.

 

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Hon. Moshood Olanrewaju Oshun, Lagos Mainland 11 (APC)

He is 47 and serving his third term in the Assembly, representing the good people of Lagos Mainland Constituency II since 2007.

A former public servant and London returnee, he attended Ogun State College of Education, Westminster University and University of Lagos, Akoka, where he had his Masters in Public Administration. He was once the House Committee Chairman on Local Government and now House Committee Chairman on Public Account (State).

 

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Hon. Rotimi Emmanuel Olowo, Somolu II (APC)

He is 47 and serving his third term as member of the House of Assembly, representing the good people of Somolu Constituency since 2007.

A jolly good fellow who once held sway in Oando and Conoil as General Manager before moving into politics.

He has his first degree in Sociology and Masters degree in Business Administration (Marketing) and another Masters degree in Transportation Planning and Management.

He was once the House Committee Chairman on Tourism and Inter-Government Affairs, House Committee Chairman on Works and Infrastructure and now House Committee Chairman on Economic Planning and Budget.

 

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Hon. Ibraheem O. Layode, Badagry I (APC)

He is 43 and is serving his third term in the House of Assembly, representing the good people of Badagry Constituency I.

A former teacher turned politician, he holds a National Certificate of Education (NCE), B. A, MPA

He is presently the Chairman, House Committee on Housing.

 

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Hon. Adebisi Abdulraham Yusuf, Alimosho 1 (APC)

He is 62 and serving his second term in the House of Assembly, representing the good people of Alimosho Constituency since 2011.

A veteran politician who has been in politics since the moribund Third Republic, he holds B.Sc degree in Sociology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

His political sojourn saw him appointed as the Executive Secretary of Ayobo Ipaja Local Council Development Area (2003 – 2004) and (2007 – 2008) and later elected Chairman of the same LCDA 2004 and 2008 respectively.

He was the Chairman, House Committee on Transportation in his first term. Now, he is the Chairman, House Committee on Public Account (Local Government).

 

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Hon. Mustain Abiodun Tobun, Epe 1 (APC)

He is 53 and is serving his second term in the Assembly, representing the good people of Epe constituency 1 since 2011.

A public servant and a former labour union leader in the State Public Service, he holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Agricultural Economics and Extension Management from Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos.

He was the Chairman, House Committee on Environment in his first term, now he is the Chairman, House Committee on Works and Infrastructure.

 

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Hon. Ganiu Olusegun Olulade, Epe II (APC)

He is 45 and is serving his second term in the Assembly, representing the good people of Epe Constituency II since 2011.

He holds a B.Sc (ED) Economics (2nd Class Upper Division).

A former banker before venturing into private business where he became the General Manager of BIOD Environment Services and later CEO/MD Kent and Kelly Nig. Ltd.

He was once the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy. Presently, he is the Chairman, House committee on Health.

 

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Hon. Kazeem Ademola Alimi,  Eti-Osa I (APC)

He is 49 and is serving his second term as a member of Lagos House of Assembly, representing the good people of Eti-Osa Constituency I since 2011.

He’s a former civil servant who worked in the House of Assembly and Lagos Internal Revenue Service where he was the Head CPO between 2001 and 2010.

A graduate of Economics from Lagos State University, Ojo, presently, he is the Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Community Affairs.

 

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Hon. (Engr.) Olusegun Gbolahan Yishawu, Eti-Osa II (APC)

He is 48 and serving his second term in the House of Assembly, representing the good people of Eti-Osa Constituency since 2011.

A Computer Engineer who is the Executive Director, Information of Learning System Ltd. A graduate of Electronic Engineering, from

University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Computer Science from University of Lagos where he holds Master degree.

Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu, in his first term in the House of Assembly, sponsored the bill that banned smoking in pubic places in Lagos State which has since become law. He is presently the Chairman, House Committee on Waterfront Infrastructure Development.

 

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Hon. Fatai Adebola Mojeed, Ibeju Lekki I (APC)

He is 40 and is serving his second term in the Assembly, representing Ibeju-Lekki Constituency 1 since 2011.

He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting and Master’s in Business Administration, Finance and Management.

He was supervisor for Works between 2003 and 2007. He was also the Secretary to the Local Government, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Council between 2008 and 2010.

He is presently the Chairman, House Committee on Transportation.

 

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Hon. Adewale Raheem Kazeem, Ibeju-LekkI (APC)

He is 41 and serving his second term as a member of the Assembly, representing the good people of Ibeju-Lekki Constituency II.

A graduate of Economics from Lagos State University, Ojo, he has been in politics since 2001, when he was first appointed Personal Assistant to Secretary, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government. He was also Personal Assistant to the Deputy Executive Secretary, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government between 2002 and 2003.

In 2003, he was appointed Special Assistant to the Chairman, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government. A position he held till 2008. In 2009, he was appointed Supervisor for Education, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government and was there till 2011, when he contested and won a seat in the House of Assembly.

Presently, he is the House Committee Chairman on Agriculture.

 

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Hon. Olanrewaju Michael Ogunyemi, Ojo II (APC)

He is 53 and is serving his second term in the Assembly, representing the good people of Ojo Constituency II.

A former teacher, he holds a Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE), Bachelor of Education English from Lagos State University, Ojo and Masters in International Relations and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos, Akoka.

A core politician, he was one time Personal Assistant to the Chairman of Ojo Local Government Council and later the State Secretary of Alliance for Democracy (AD).

He is presently the Chairman, House Committee on Education.

 

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Hon. Oluyinka Ogundimu , Agege II (APC)

He is 50 and is serving his second term as member of the House of Assembly, representing the good people of Agege Constituency II since 2011.

He was a public servant before venturing into private business and later politics.

He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) and was the Chairman/CEO, YBI Davids Nigeria Ltd. and YBI Ventures Nigeria Ltd.

His foray into politics earned him the position of Executive Secretary, Local Government Education Authority, Alimosho Local Government Area. Since joining the House of Assembly in 2011, he has served as the Vice Chairman, House Committee on Finance.

Presently, he is the Chairman House Committee on Finance.

 

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Hon. Fatai Olatunji Oluwa, Ajeromi/Ifelodun II (PDP)

He is 36 and is serving his first term in the Assembly. He is representing the good people of Ajeromi/Ifelodun Constituency II.

A Seafarer and a senior School Certificate holder, he was one time publicity Secretary of PDP in Ifelodun Local Council Development Authority (LCDA).

 

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Hon. Olorunrinu Dipo, Amuwo Odofin I (PDP)

He is 34 and is serving his first term in the House of Assembly.

He is representing the good people of Amuwo Odofin Constituency I.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration after his B.Sc and ICEN.

He once worked at Greenview Properties and Investment Ltd., Owago Area Development in Kwara State, and Seneetek Engineering and Construction.

 

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Hon. Mojisola Lasbat Lawal, Apapa I (APC)

She is 35  and spending her first term in the Assembly as the representative of the good people of Apapa Constituency I.

She is also the daughter of late Ojora of Ijora and the younger sister of Prince Gbolahan Lawal, the State Commissioner for Housing.

A graduate of Public Administration from Lagos State University, Ojo, she was once the Supervisor for Health, Apapa Local Government Council and Personal Assistant to the Director of Land Information System Support Unit, Office of Surveyor General of Lagos State. She is presently the Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

 

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Hon (Engr.) David Setonji, Badagry II (APC)

He is 56 and serving his first term in the Assembly representing, the good people of Badagry Constituency II.

He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Master’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Public Administration.

A technocrat who plied his trade with Lagos State Civil Service before his foray into partisan politics in 2015, he is currently the House Committee Chairman on Physical Planning and Urban Development.

 

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Hon. Rasheed Lanre Makinde, Ifako Ijaiye II (APC)

He is 41 and is serving his first term in the Assembly as the representative of the good people of Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency II.

He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) from Ogun State Polytechnic, Master’s of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Ibadan.

He was in the service of Lagos State as Assistant Chief Town Planning Officer until 2014 when he threw his cap into partisan politics ring. He is presently the Chairman.

 

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Hon. Folajimi Jubril Mohammed, Ikeja I (APC)

He is 36 and is serving his first term as a member of the State Assembly, representing the good people of Ikeja Constituency 1.

A lawyer by profession and the son of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister for Information and Culture, he holds Bachelor and Master’s degree in law. He is a business man who sits atop Knightsbridge Dredging Limited and Knightsbridge Construction Limited. He is currently the House Committee Chairman on Energy and Mineral Resources.

 

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Hon. Adedamola Richard Adetokunbo Kasumu, Ikeja II (APC)

He is 33 and serving his first term in the Assembly. He is representing the good people of Ikeja Constituency II.

He is the nephew of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, being the son of late Mrs. Modupe Kasumu, the daughter of late Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji.

He has a Diploma in Law and was in-charge of his late mother’s private school before venturing into politics.

He is currently the House Committee Chairman on Youth and Social development.

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Hon. Tunde Braimoh, Kosofe II (APC)

He is 55 and serving his first term in the Assembly, representing the good people of Kosofe Constituency II.

A legal practitioner who holds first degree in law from Ogun State University.

His foray into partisan politics saw him elected as the Chairman of Kosofe Local Government Council in 1999.

He is currently the House Committee Chairman on Information and Strategy.

 

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Hon. Shakirudeen Olusola Giwa, Lagos Island II (APC)

He is 43 and is serving his first term in the Assembly, representing the good people of Lagos Island Constituency II.

His foray into partisan politics saw him appointed Special Assistant, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and later Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Transportation.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).

He is currently the Chairman, House Committee on Wealth Creation and Employment.

 

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Hon. Oludele Rufus Adekanye, Lagos Mainland 1 (APC)

He is 51 and is serving his first term in the Assembly, representing the good people of Lagos Mainland Constituency II.

A teacher turned politician, since he became a politician, he had been elected twice as the Chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government Council.

He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations after his first degree.

He is presently the House Committee Chairman on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives.s

 

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Hon. Abdulsobur Olaywola Olawale, Mushin II (APC)

He is 52 and serving his first term in the Assembly, representing the good people of Mushin Constituency II.

A builder and property developer, he is also a veteran politician who was elected the General Secretary Ward B, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos.

He was once Senior Special Assistant to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Transportation.

A graduate of Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, University of Lagos, Akoka and Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos.

He is presently the House Committee Chairman on Home Affairs.

 

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Hon. Victor Olusegun Akande, Ojo I (PDP)

He is 43 and serving his first term in the Assembly, representing the good people of Ojo Constituency I.

A legal practitioner who holds his first degree in education and second degree in law.

He also has a Master’s degree in law and another one in Business Administration. Despite his young age, he had already garnered 25 years cognate experience in law.

He is presently the House Committee Chairman on Central Business District (CBD).

 

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Hon. Olusola Hakeem Sokunle, Oshodi/Isolo 1 (PDP)

He is 46 and is serving his first term in the House of Assembly, representing the good people of Oshodi/Isolo Constituency I.

An environmental and chemical analyst, he holds Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Food Science and Technology, Higher National Diploma (HND) in Food Science and Technology. He also has Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Environmental Resources Management.

He is the House Committee Chairman on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations.

 

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Hon. Jude Emeka Idimogu, OSHODI/ISOLO II (PDP)

He is 56 and serving his first term as a member of the House of Assembly. He is the only non-Yoruba speaking member (though he is married to a Yoruba woman) in the Assembly.

An astute businessman who owns chains of businesses, he is Chairman/CEO, JPM Bureau-de Change Ltd., Chairman/CEP JPM Oil & Gas Ltd., Chairman/CEO, JPM Consults Ltd.

He also holds chains of educational certificates which include HND, B.Sc, ACA, CTIN and MBA.

 

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Hon. Nuruden Solaja-Saka, Ikorodu II (APC)

He is 53 and is serving his first term in the House of Assembly, representing the good people of Ikorodu Constituency II.

A professional accountant and former Ikorodu Local Government Council Treasurer, he holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from Yaba College of Technology, and Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Calabar.

He is currently the House Committee Chairman on Science and Technology.

 

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Hon. Desmond Olusola Elliot, SURULERE I (APC)

He is 42 and is serving his first term in the House of Assembly, representing the good people of Surulere Constituency I.

A popular actor who has starred in several Nollywood movies, played over two hundred roles in the movie industry in Nigeria, he also appeared in many  television drama series such as Everyday People, Saints and Sinners.

He holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Economics from Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos.

He is also involved in Movie production and Directing.

He is presently the House Committee Chairman on Tourism, Arts and Culture.

 

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Hon. Adedayo Olufemi Famakinwa, Ajeromi/Ifelogun  I (PDP)

He is 50  and is serving his first term in the Assembly. He is representing the good people of Ajeromi/Ifelodun Constituency I in the assembly.

He holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration from Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos.

A politician and businessman, he once worked at Mobil Producing Nig. (now EXXON Mobil) as a contract staff.

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