Apart from being the vocal Spokesman of the then opposition and now
ruling party, very few Nigerians know about the background of the
Minister of Information.. Still, few know Alhaji Mohammed is
multi-lingual and read French in the University. He is also a legal
practitioner with a second degree in law.
Alhaji Lai Raufu Mohammed was born on December 6, 1951 and an
indigene of Irepodun local government area of Kwara State. He attended
Native Authority School, Igbaja and post primary school, Baboko Ilorin
and Government College, Keffi, Nasarawa state. Lai Mohammed also
attended Government Secondary School, Okene, University of Ife,
University of Dakar and University of Lagos.
Lai Mohammed also attended Centre Audio Visuel de Langues Modernes,
Vichy France. He holds a B.A. (Hons) French (1976) (Ife), LL.B (1985)
(Unilag) and B.L (Hons) (Nigerian Law School) (1986)
He worked as Senior PRO, Principal PRO and Assistant Chief PRO at the
Nigerian Ports Authority between 1978 and 1987.
Between 1987 and 1988 Lai Mohammed was Corporate Secretary at the
Nigerian Ports Authority.
Alhaji Lai Raufu Mohammed was Principal Partner at Edu and Mohammed
(Attorneys – At – Law) between 1989 and 1999 and a fellow of the
Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and the Nigerian Bar
He was a foundation member of the Social Democratic Party and after
the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election believed to
have been won by late MKO Abiola, he became a member of the National
Democratic Coalition, NADECO.
Lai Mohammed was Coordinator, Bola Tinubu Campaign Organisation in
1998 and Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor 1999-2002.
Lai Mohammed is the author of the book ‘Witness to History’.