Biography Intro: Gbenga Bareehu Ashafa (born 22 July 1955) is a second term senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Lagos State. Senator Ashafa was inaugurated as a second-term senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District in the 8th senate (2015–2019) on 9 June 2015.
NAME: Gbenga Bareehu Ashafa
DATE OF BIRTH: 22 July 1955.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Luther/Bamgbose/Campos area of Lagos Island
EDUCATION: The young Ashafa started his education at Christ Church Cathedral Primary School, Broad Street, Lagos in 1961, and graduated 1968. He attended CMS Grammar School, Lagos and graduated in 1973
Ashafa then went on to study Biological Sciences at Morgan State University, Maryland, USA earning a Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) in June 1978. He earned a Masters of Science degree in Public Health Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1979.