Babajide Christopher Omoworare, hails from Ile-Ife, the 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. from 1991 till 1998 when he became a Notary Public and he 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 several ad 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 made the Chairman of the Business Rules and Standing Orders Committee. As a Lagos Parliamentarian, he influenced so many developmental projects within his constituency including 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 and a Fellow of the Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators. He is also a Member of the following: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Nigeria Bar Association; Commonwealth Lawyers Association; International Bar Association; Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Global Fund against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Parliamentary Forum. Among others, he was 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 is an alumnus of the USA’s States Department International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP).
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 is certified by the World Bank Institute as proficient in utilizing Parliamentary tools to tackle corruption.
Omoworare 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 functions 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.
As a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Babajide Omoworare has sponsored five bills which include the “Prison Decongestion Bill” and co-sponsored many other bills and motions. He renovated schools and town halls, gave scholarships, sponsored job clinics, gave UTME and NECO forms to indigent students, organised free summer schools for students, free Family Health Fairs, initiated coordination of trade associations into cooperative societies, gave economic and financial empowerment to his constituents and sponsored 25 youths within the constituency on leadership and exchange programme to the Unites States, sponsored young Entrepreneurs on UKTI program to Sheffield, UK etc. He led other Federal Legislators from his constituency to resuscitate the construction of Ipetu-Ijesa Waterworks among several others.
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. He is also a Non-Executive Director of some Profit and Non-Profit Interests.
In his effort to reach out to his Constituents, he holds monthly constituency meetings from one Local Government to the other within the Senatorial District. From time to time, he also issues AFARA, a Constituency Bulletin.