He graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a law degree. He is a seasoned businessman and investor with diverse interests in various sectors of the economy.
With a about three decades experience as an entrepreneur, he has successfully built the Sifax Group brand from a small freight forwarding firm to a group of companies that have investment in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas, Hospitality, among others. Sifax Group, under his watch, currently has presence and investment in almost all the continents of the world.
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Financial Management and Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria. He is also a recipient of the national award, Member of the Niger (MON).
He is regarded as one of the most brilliant Nigerian military officers. He graduated from the Royal College of Defence Studies, Sandhurst, UK and holds an Associate Masters degree in Defence Studies.
He was a member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council and Police Council between August 1985 and December 1989 and remains the longest serving Federal Minister of Internal Affairs in the Nigerian history. He was also the Field Commander of ECOMOG, the West African peace keeping force.
He has authored so many books including “The Ministry of Internal Affairs: An Overview” and “Governance in Nigeria; The IBB Era: An Insider’s View”.
A well respected academic both in and outside Nigeria, Prof. Sobowale has published many books, presented over seven papers at various conferences, authored more than a dozen chapters of different academic books and wrote over 30 articles in various journals both in Nigeria and internationally.
He was MD/CEO, Prime People Magazine, Publisher, Searchlight Newspaper, MD/Editor-in-Chief, Republic Newspaper Limited and Chief Consultant/CEO, Idosa Consult.
In the public sector, he was a Special Adviser on Education and Commissioner of Education in Lagos State, Nigeria.