Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola and his beautiful wife, Abimbola Fashola share loved up photos as the state’s first lady celebrates her 50th birthday.
Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola‘s wife who celebrated her birthday a few days ago, recently had a chat with City People, during which she shared the story of how they met. According to the report, she was introduced to the Governor by his father, while she served at her best friend’s engagement party.
So romantic…read the rest of the love story below:
“I met my husband at age 27. That was at my best friend’s engagement then. I was serving and making sure everyone was okay and well taken care of, attending to people and all that. And then his father saw me and then said ‘I have a son and I will like you to meet my son.’ So I said no problem sir. He said ‘good, my son will soon come in.’
“When he came, we introduced ourselves. We met. We exchanged our numbers and that was it. We took it off from there. He was cool, he looked cool-headed. He was friendly. He had no airs about him. He was a simple fellow. He was already working then as a lawyer.
“He was at Sofunde, Belgore & Co. He clicked with my sisters too. He was always going to parties with them. He was bubbling with them. I didn’t use to go to parties with them. Since my sisters accepted him, I had no choice but to accept him,” she said.
The couple got married at a Catholic church but practice their different religions, as the wife is a Christian while the husband is Muslim. Their children practice both religions.
“But ever since then my husband has practiced his religion and I have practiced mine. There is no trouble whatsoever. My husband has his own part of the house where he prays, I have my own altar there with my crucifix and my rosary and everything and everyone is minding their own business. When its time for family prayer, we pray. I pray mine to the name of Jesus Christ while he prays in Allah’s name & the children understand all that. My children are baptized and they go to church. When he wants them to go to mosque with him they go to the mosque with him.”
Photo Credit: Lukesh Photography.