Lai 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 is a Politician, a Lawyer and the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
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.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed as a Lawyer co-founded the legal firm of Edu & Mohammed as a Senior Partner in 1989. Alhaji Lai Mohammed is an Astute Businessman and an active politician and a National Officer of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Nigeria.
Alhaji Mohammed served as the Chairman of Optmedia Limited, a subsidiary of Afromedia Plc since December 18, 2008. And thereafter he served as a Director of Afromedia PLC since May 2011.
Alhaji Mohammed is 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 in the gubernatorial elections of 2003 in Kwara State under the platform of the Alliance for Democracy.
He served as Chief of Staff to former governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In October, 2015, he was named as one of the Ministerial nominees to appear before the Senate in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Led Administration. He was successfully screened, and was appointed and assigned the portfolio of the Minister of Information.