Babajide Christopher Omoworare CON

Babajide Christopher Omoworare,hails from Ile-Ife, State of Osun, Nigeria and obtained Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1989; he became a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1990. He practised law at Babalakin & Co. as a Youth Corper in 1991 till 1998 when he became a Notary Public; and obtained Masters in Law (LL.M) from University of Lagos.

Senator Babajide Omoworare was a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ifako-Ijaiye State Constituency 1 between 1999 – 2007, chairing Committees on Judiciary, Ethics & Privileges, Human Rights & Public Petitions. He also chaired severalad hoc committees and played active role in the creation of Local Governments in Lagos State (1999-2003). After his re-election into LSHA in 2003, he was elected the Majority Leader and was the Chairman of the Business Rules and Standing Orders Committee. As a Lagos Parliamentarian, he influenced so many developmental projects within his constituencyincluding but not limited to a General Hospital, rehabilitation of over 20 (twenty) roads, a Sports Gymnasium, provision of several electricity transformers, street lights and traffic lights, rehabilitation of Ibari Water Works, reconstruction of Yaya Abatan bridge etc.

Babajide Omoworare is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Mediators & Conciliators, a Fellow of the Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Nigeria Bar Association, a Member of the International Bar Association and a Member of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Among others, he has been trained by DFID,USAID, British Council and Westminster Foundation for Democracy, USA National Centre for State Courts, United States National Democratic Institute (NDI); and Campaigns and Elections.He was a Delegate of the Mississippi Consortium for International Development, observed the USA 2004 Presidential Elections as well as the UK 2006 and 2010 Local Government Elections. He isan alumnus of the USA’s States Department International Visitors Leadership Program.

Among other profit and non-profit endeavours, Omoworare isinterested in Cosmopolitan Consult (a tax and law consultancy) and is a Non-Executive Director of Africa Bureau for Legislative Empowerment (ABLE), a body with the objective of strengthening the capacity of the legislature and fostering good governance. He consulted for Justice Research Institute and Coalition for Change (DFID) on an Anti-Corruption Issue Based Project (IBP), which entailed drafting Anti-Corruption Clauses and Code of Ethics intended for specific Ministries of Federal Government of Nigeria.

He contested Osun East Senatorial seat in 2007, which the Court of Appeal, Ibadan nullified for widespread electoral malpractices and extensive violence and ordered a rerun of the election. However, Omoworare’s party Action Congress boycotted the election. He was fielded again in 2011 elections, which he won with a landslide margin.He is the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs (with oversight function over some agencies under the presidency). He is also a member of the following Senate committees –Rules and Business, Judiciary, Petroleum (Upstream), Health and Sports. His cardinal focus includes Constitutional Reforms (including Judiciary, Police and Prisons) and Youth Empowerment. In less than a year he has renovated schools, given scholarships, sponsored job clinics, initiated coordination of trade associations into cooperative societies etc.

Senator Babajide Omoworare is married with children; he is a Member, Patron and Proprietor of numerous Church societies, sport clubs, charity organizations and community development associations.