Who Is Lai Mohammed?
Lai Mohammed is a Nigerian politician and current holding the position of Minister of Information and Culture in Nigeria . He is a Nigerian lawyer and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He once served as Chief of Staff to former governor of Lagos state but he became very popular after becoming Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture in 2015.
Lai Mohammed is a famous personality in Nigerian political scene. He was born into the family of Alhaji Mohammed Adekeye in December 6th 1951. His father hails from Kwara State, Nigeria but based in Lagos State almost all his life. He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1975 where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in French , and also studied Law in the University of Lagos and the Nigerian Law School in 1986 . Alhaji Lai Mohammed as a Lawyer co-founded the legal firm of Edu & Mohammed as a Senior Partner in 1989.
Apart from being involved in Nigeria politics, Alhaji Lai Mohammed is also into different kinds of businessed and once served as the Chairman of Optmedia Limited, a subsidiary of Afromedia Plc since December 18, 2008. He also served as a Director of Afromedia PLC since May 2011. Alhaji Mohammed is also a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and worked as Public Relations Officer for almost 10 years with the Nigerian Airport Authority, now Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
Alhaji Lai Mohammed was a candidate for governor in the April 2003 Kwara State elections on the Alliance for Democracy platform which was precisely in October 2002. Following the quest to become the Executive Governor of Kwara State in year 2003, he was assaulted and five vehicles in his convoy were destroyed in front of Senator Suleiman Ajadi’s campaign office at Oke-Onigbin during a festivity. Lai Mohammed has also served as Governor Tinubu’s Chief of Staff during his first term. He has been a active politician since the very day he ventured into politics and he was also served as the National Publicity Secretary of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Nigeria.
Fast forward to October, 2015, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was listed as one of the Ministerial nominees to appear before the Senate in the President Buhari’s Led Administration. He was officially sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari as Minister of Information and Culture after under-going a screening section with the Nigerian Senate.
Family And Net Worth
Lai Mohammed is married and the union is blessed with children. As for his net worth it hasn’t been made public because he didn’t declare his personal assets. We are aware that he is very rich and what did you expect from a Nigerian politician and business man that receives money from all angles.
Lai Mohammed allegedly spotted wearing a Rolex watch worth N8.2m
Lai Mohammed, the Nigerian minister of information was supposedly spotted wearing a golden wristwatch which has a striking semblance with a Rolex that cost a forturn. He is a wealthy man which place him in a position to enjoy the luxuries of life. A price estimate of vintage Rolex watches range between $650 and $75000, which is N253,000 and N29,250,000.
Lai Mohammed was spotted rocking this wristwatch when he was with Mallam Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to the president and Prof Attahiru Jega at the Kaduna international airport. It doesn’t amaze us though because money no be problem .
Lai Mohammed Age
Since he was born in December 6th 1951, therefore he is currently 66 years old
Facts About Lai Mohammed, The New Nigerian Minister of Information(Curriculum Vitae (CV))
Lai Raufu Mohammed born December 6th 1951 is from IrepodunLG of Kwara State.
Lai Mohammed also attended Government Secondary School, Okene, GreatIfe, University Of Dakar University of Lagos
Lai Mohammed attended Native Authority School, Igbaja and Post Primary School, Baboko Ilorin and Govt College, Keffi.
Lai Mohammed also attended Centre Audio Visuel de Langues Modernes, Vichy France.
Between 1987 and 1988, Lai Mohammed was Corporate Secretary at the Nigerian Ports Authority.
Lai Mohammed was Principal Partner at Edu & Mohammed (Attorneys – At – Law) between 1989 and 1999.
Lai Mohammed holds a B.A. (Hons) French (1976) (Ife), LL.B (1985) (University of lagos) and B.L (Hons) (Nigerian Law School) (1986)
Lai Mohammed served in Abeokuta, Ogun State and worked as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Ilorin.
Lai Mohammed also worked as SeniorPRO, PrincipalPRO and AssistantCheifPRO at the Nigerian Ports Authority between 1978 and 1987
Lai Mohammed is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
Lai Mohammed was a foundation member of the Social Democratic Party and member of the National Democratic Coalition.
Lai Mohammed was Coordinator, Bola Tinubu Campaign Org. in 1998 and Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor 1999-2002.
Lai Mohammed also serves as the National Publicity Secretary of the APC Nigeria from inception in2013 till date.
Lai Mohammed is the author of the book ‘Witness to History’ 2003 & Leadership Nigeria Politician of the Year 2008 and 2012.
Lai Mohammed was the Gubernatorial Candidate of the Alliance for Democracy Kwara State in the 2003 General Elections.
Lai Mohammed was Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee of the Advanced Congress of Democrats.
Lai Mohammed was also National Publicity Secretary of the defunct Action Congress and Action Congress of Nigeria.
Lai Mohammed has resumed office as the minister of information and has encouraged his staff to see themselves as part of the value chain of the new administration and has enjoined them to work together in order to put smiles back on the faces of Nigerians.
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