Who Is Femi Hamzat? Why Was He Chosen As Running Mate For Babajide Sanwo-Olu?

Dr Kadri Obafemi Femi Hamzat was a former commissioner for the Lagos state Ministry of Works and Housing appointed by celebrated former Lagos state Governor Babatunde Fashola in July 2011. Before then, he was appointed as the Lagos state Commissioner for Ministry of Science & Technology in August 2005 serving under former governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu until June 2011 when he continued to retain the position before ascending to head the Ministry of works and housing during Fashola second term in office.


 Femi Hamzat was recognized for the many positive changes he made during his tenure as commissioner which include the enforcement of the application of modern technology in the state’s ministries which changed the face of data and record keeping in Lagos and at the same time eliminating the trend of state ghost workers. Femi Hamzat ministry also completed several key projects for Lagos State in the mega-city era, and he has succeeded in remaining a key figure in the Lagos State Government over the past years.

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Femi Hamzat who had the ambition to contest for Lagos state governor in 2019 on the APC’s platform reportedly withdrew from the race in support of APC elected candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu who has now chosen Femi Hamzat as his running mate for the election next year. The APC candidates for the Lagos state governorship election have proclaimed that with the joint forces of Sanwo-Olu’s proposed government and Femi Hamzat years of experience serving the state, positive changes will be made across the state’s development if they are elected.


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