Alhaji Lai Mohammed is one of the important figures in Nigeria’s politics today. An important member of the All Progressive Congress and the current Minister of Information and Culture in Nigeria.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed was born in 1952 into the family of Alhaji Mohammed Adekeye. Not much is known about his early years. He is a native of oro in kwara state.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Obafemi Awolowo University, in the year 1975. He proceeded to obtain a Law degree from the University of Lagos , and then Nigerian Law School in 1986.
As a practicing Lawyer, Alhaji Lai Mohammed co-founded the legal firm of Edu & Mohammed as a Senior Partner in 1989.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed is also a businessman. He has been the Chairman of Optmedia Limited since the 18th December 2008. Optmedia Limited is a subsidiary of the Afromedia Plc. In May 2011 he was appointed a Director of Afromedia Plc. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). He has been serving as the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Airport Authority (name changed to Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)) for ten years.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed was the candidate of the Alliance for Democracy political party for the April 2003 Kwara State gubernatorial elections. He was once assaulted during a festival celebration in Kwara State, Nigeria. Five vehicles in his convoy were destroyed during the attack.
He was the Chief of Staff to Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu during his first term as Lagos State governor. He served as the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary.
He was sworn in as the Minister of Information and Culture by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 11th of November 2015.
Lai Mohammed is married and blessed with children. However, there is not much known about his personal life, he keeps it from the public eye.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed is an active politician, a businessman, a very prominent national figure of the All Progressive Congress APC, and Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture.