Lai Mohammed

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Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture
Assumed office
November 2015
Preceded bySen. Patricia Akwashiki
Personal details
Born1952
Political partyAll 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 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[2] As a practicing Lawyer, Alhaji Lai Mohammed co-founded the legal firm of Edu & Mohammed as a Senior Partner in 1989.

Business[edit]

Alhaji Lai Mohammed is a 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).

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. On 21st August, 2019 he was again sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari as Minister of information and culture.

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". Retrieved 2009-11-26.

4. ^ "Raymond Dokpesi Sues Lai Mohammed for Defamation of Character". Amala.ng. 2018-05-02. Retrieved 2018-10-24.