Shakirudeen "Sola" Giwa is a Nigerian politician and lawmaker in the 8th Lagos State House of Assembly Inaugurated on June 8, 2015.
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Giwa grew up in Ikoyi, local government area of Lagos State south western Nigeria. He attended Ireti Primary School, Ikoyi before proceeding to Kuramo College Maroko and Government College, Eric Moore, Surulere, Lagos. He later proceeded to the Lagos State University for a Bachelor of Science (B.sc Hons.) degree in Biochemistry and Master (MBA) Degrees respectively. He belongs to the Eko Youth Congress (EYC), the Eko Club, Ikoyi Club 1938 and Island Club.
As a universitystudent, he served in various capacities at the Parliaments, Committees and Executives. He was the President of the National Union of Lagos Island Students NULIS (1996-1997) National Social Secretary and, NULIS (1994-1995), Student Representative Council Student Union Government (1994 – 1995), Auditor of the National Association of Biochemistry Students LASU chapter NABSLASU:1994 – 1995). He now participates actively in the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State.
He has built an career in the public office in the past seven years working closely with the Lagos State Governor in different capacities. He was appointed Special Assistant to the Governor on LASTMA in 2007 where he worked with the Special Adviser on Transportation to the Governor, Kayode Opeifa, in building strong capacity and human resource that ensured the performance of LASTMA as an effective Agency. In 2011, he became the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Transportation working with the Commissioner for Transportation and other stakeholders within the government in building a virile transport system in the State. In 2015, he contested the seat of his constituency, Lagos Island constituency 2 and was elected, member of Lagos State House of Assembly, the 8th Assembly will run till June 8, 2019.