Transforming Nigeria's Urban Agenda

Hosted by LSE Cities, Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House


Babatunde Fashola

Babatunde Fashola


Ricky Burdett

Babatunde Fashola is Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing. Formerly, as the Lagos State Governor, his vision was to transform Africa’s largest city into a business-friendly hub through revenue collection reform, taming lawlessness, building roads and fast-tracking mega projects like Eko Atlantic City, which was also expected to provide homes for the rapidly growing urban population. Fashola’s focus on the housing and infrastructure required to support not only Lagos’ but also national aspirations, has continued in his new portfolio. This talk will explore the challenges and opportunities of responding to these needs from his new role in the Federal Capital Abuja.

Babatunde Fashola (@tundefashola) is a Nigerian politician who is currently the Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing. He was Lagos State Governor for two four year terms from May 2007 to May 2015. Born in Lagos, Fashola studied Law at the University of Benin and after going through Nigerian Law School was called to the Nigerian bar as a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court.

Ricky Burdett (@BURDETTR) is Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities.

LSE Cities (@LSECities) is an international centre carrying out research, education and outreach in the urban field. This event falls under the centre's Urban Age research project. 

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEFashola

Photography courtesy: Peter Griffiths

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