Lai Mohammed

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Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture
Assumed office
November 2015
Preceded by Sen. Patricia Akwashiki
Personal details
Born 1952
Political party All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, a Nigerian lawyer and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born into the family of Alhaji Mohammed Adekeye in 1952. He earned a bachelor's degree in French from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1975 and Law degrees from the University of Lagos and the Nigerian Law School in 1986[2] and Alhaji Lai Mohammed as a Lawyer co-founded the legal firm of Edu & Mohammed as a Senior Partner in 1989.

In Business[edit]

Alhaji Lai Mohammed is businessman and served as the Chairman of Optmedia Limited, a subsidiary of Afromedia Plc since December 18, 2008. He 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).

In Politics[edit]

In October 2002, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was a candidate for governor in the April 2003 Kwara State elections on the Alliance for Democracy platform. He was assaulted and five vehicles in his convoy were smashed in front of Senator Suleiman Ajadi's campaign office at Oke-Onigbin during a festivity.[3] He served as Governor Tinubu's Chief of Staff during his first term.

Lai Mohammed is an active politician and was the National Publicity Secretary of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Nigeria. He was on November 11, 2015 sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari as Minister of Information and Culture following his appointment and successful screening by the Nigerian Senate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stocks". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  2. ^ "Lai Mohammed: Potent voice of opposition". The Nation. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Utibe Uko (2002-12-15). ""The Endangered Aspirants". This Day Online". www.bloomberg.com. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)