About Gbenga Ashafa Introduction
Gbenga Bareehu Ashafa (born 22nd July 1955) is a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Lagos State. He represents Lagos East in the current 8th National Assembly and the Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport. Senator Ashafa is a member of Senate Committees on Foreign Affairs, Establishment and Public Service, Water Resources, National Security and Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Import, Concession and Export Waivers.
He was the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development in the 7th National Assembly. He was also a member of the following Senate committees in the 7th National Assembly: Environment and Ecology Committee, Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Relations, Gas Committee, and Senate Services Committee.
Ashafa is a member of the All Progressives Congress. He is currently the treasurer of the APC Senate Caucus. He was the Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Senate Caucus until the fusion of the ACN into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lagos East Senatorial District covers five local government areas (Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ikorodu, Kosofe and Somolu) and eleven local council development areas (Agboyi-Ketu, Bariga, Eredo, Igbogbo- Baiyeku, Ijede, Imota, Ikorodu North, Ikorodu West, Ikosi-Isheri, Ikosi- Ejinrin, and Lekki).