The Secretary to The Government of The Federation (SGF)


Engr. Babachir David Lawal was born 2nd October, 1954 in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
He completed his primary education at St. Patrick's Primary School, Maiduguri in 1969 and proceeded to the Nigeria Military School Zaria, from 1970 – 1974 for his secondary education. He then attended the School of Basic Studies, ABU, Zaria from 1974 to 1975.

Lawal, studied Electrical Engineering at the Amadu Bello University, Zaria and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical). He later bagged a Bachelor of Arts (Christian Theology) at the ECWA Theological Seminar in Jos in 2007.

Engr. Babachir D. Lawal began his working career in Delta Steel Company, Ovwian-Aladja where he rose to the position of Senior Engineer, this was from 1979 – 1984. He later worked at Nigerian External Telecommunications Ltd, Lagos as a Principal Engineer from 1984 to 1986.
He was at Data Sciences Nigeria Ltd, from 1986 to 1989, where he attained the position of Regional Manager, before he left to establish his own company Rholavision Engineering Ltd, Kaduna in 1990. He ran his own company successfully until he was appointed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on the 27th of August, 2015.

Political Perspective:
Engr. Babachir David Lawal joined active politics in 2002 through the membership of All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) with the sole objective of working towards the emergence of the then General Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria. This was informed by his knowledge and understanding of President Buhari as a very patriotic, incorruptible and disciplined person who believes in the unity of Nigeria and justice for all its citizens irrespective of one's status in the society.

Political offices held:
i. State Deputy Coordinator, The Buhari Campaign Organisation, Adamawa State (2002 – 2005)
ii. State Coordinator, The Buhari Campaign Organisation, Adamawa State, (2005 – 2010)
iii. Member, Congress For Progressive Change National Contact and Mobilization Committee (2010 – 2013)
iv. Member, Congress For Progressive Change Renewal Committee, 2012
v. Member, All Progressive Change Merger Committee, 2013
vi. Ex-Officious Member, All Progressives Change Interim Management Committee (2013 – 2014)
vii. APC National Vice Chairman, North East (2014 to date)
viii. Member, APC Presidential Campaign Committee, 2015

Membership of Professional Bodies:
a. Member, Nigeria Computer Society, NCS
b. Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE
c. Member Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN
d. Member, Project Management Institute, PMI
e. Member, International Institute of Business Analysis, IIBA
f. Member, Change Management Institute, CMI

Engineer B. D. Lawal is happily married with children.


About Nigeria

Nigeria, commonly known as the giant of Africa with more than 150 million people is the most populous country in Africa. With one of the biggest democracies in the world and a presidential system of government, it has a dual economy, based on its rich natural resources, traditional agriculture and the trade sector.