Lagos state governor Babatunde Raji Fashola has been listed by a global personality assessment organization, Lo Spazio della Politica, among the top 100 global thinkers of 2013.
Fashola was named along influential people like Pope Francis, Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe and Mayor of Warsaw, Poland, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz.
Lo Spazio della Politica, based in Italy and Brussels, is an independent Think Tank fashioned after the prestigious Foreign Policy (FP), which lists personalities, organisations and institutions that have made significant impact on the lives of people as well as objects, research projects and public policies which have inspired thinking globally. It is founded by young Italian scientists and scholars.
In their list titled “The LSDP Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013”, the organisation said it listed Governor Fashola “because he made Lagos an African hub of innovation, launching the Lagos Innovation Advisory Council, with the help of the Harvard Kennedy School”.