Lai Raufu Mohammed was born in 1952 into the family of Alhaji Mohammed Adeleye. He is an indigene of Kwara State, Nigeria but based in Lagos State. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in French from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in 1975 and a Law degree from the University of Lagos (Unilag) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986. As a Lawyer, he co-founded the legal firm of Edu & Mohammed as a Senior Partner in 1989.
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Alhaji Lai Mohammed 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 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. He served as Governor Tinubu’s Chief of Staff during his first term.
Lai Mohammed is an Astute Businessman, an active politician and National Officer 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. In appreciation of these rare gifts and opportunities, THE NIGERIAN IMAGE confers on Alhaji Lai Mohammed, THE NIGERIAN VOICE Award of Excellence as A Distinguished Nigerian for his Excellent Performance.