Born June 28, 1963 in Lagos, Babatunde Fashola, SAN attended Sunny Fields Primary School, Birch Freeman High School and Igbobi College, all in Lagos.
He proceeded to the University of Benin where he obtained a Degree in Law in 1987 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988. After completion of the mandatory NYSC, Fashola went into private legal practice, which flourished for over fifteen years and was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN .
Mr. Babatunde Fashola was in 2002 appointed Chief of Staff to the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and was elected Governor of Lagos state for two terms from 2007 to 2015.
Babatunde Fashola, who has served both Lagos state Government and the Federal government meritoriously in various capacities is a recipient of several certificates of merit and awards.