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Profile of new LAGOS APC Chairman, Babatunde Balogun

The new Lagos All Progressives Congress chairman, Alhaji Babatunde Alade Balogun, left in the picture, was born on March 13, 1951. He attended Tinubu Methodist School, Lagos Island, for his primary education and Ahmadiyya College , Agege, for his secondary school and Higher School Certificate education. 

A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Hons) in Social Science.

He worked with United Trading Company (UAC) from 1977 – 1981 before he left to establish his own business outfit, Bailey – Babs Nigeria Limited, which specialized in sales and service of computer software.

His foray into partisan politics in the defunct Second Republic when he became a member of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Third Republic.

At the advent of Fourth republic in 1996, he was elected the vice chairman of Apapa Local Government Council and in 1999, he was appointed first as Commissioner for Commerce and Industry and later that of Home Affairs and Culture in 2002, a position he held till 2011 at expiration of first tenure of Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola.

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