Hon. Babajimi Benson, Member, House of Representatives
Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Lagos

Born in 1972 and with a career progression that has taken him through both the private and public sector of the nation’s economy, he is an experienced senior boardroom executive and legal practitioner. In addition, he has proven track record in public administration.

Before his election into the Nigerian House of Representatives he was the COMPANY SECRETARY / GENERAL COUNSEL at the Lagos State Development & Property Corporation (LSDPC) and was also a NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Lekki Worldwide Investment Limited, Nigeria.

Between 2003 and 2004, he was the DEPUTY MANAGER (LEGAL) at Lead Bank PLC. Before then, he worked as LEGAL COUNSEL at Ecobank PLC. Jimi also worked as a LEGAL OFFICER (General Counsel Division) at the United Nations HQ, New York between 2000 and 2001. Earlier, he served as LEGAL OFFICER in the law office of Babatunde Benson (SAN).

He holds an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from Warwick Business School (UK); LLM in Comparative International Business Law (Merit) from London Guildhall University; Bachelor of Law (Honours) of the Nigerian Law School and LLB Honours (Degree in Law) from Lagos State University. He is a Member of Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

He has vast experience in working collaboratively with Senior Executives to review performance, develop strategic plans and shape overall future direction of government policies and action.

He is also equipped to lead due diligence, bid tender evaluations, investment appraisals and rigorous selection processes aligned to specific Lagos State guidelines for awarding development and PPP contracts.