Lawal, whose pharmacy career spans over 30 years, covering hospital practice, public health and community practice, is a University of Washington trained expert in leadership and health management.
A holder of a B.Pharm from University of Ibadan (1987), Lawal also holds a PGD in Management (2000), an MBA in Marketing (2004) and another PGD in Public Health (2007) all from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
A specialist in procurement and logistics management of ARV drugs and capacity building of health service providers, his rich career has seen him work with government, international non-governmental organisations and local communities. He has continued to demonstrate extensive knowledge of resource management, programmatic and technical support on HIV/AIDS, malaria and nutrition activities.
Lawal has been a pharmacy specialist for the Howard University Global Initiative in Yobe State since July 2013. He has worked as a consultant on several health projects across the northern and southern states for several years. These included Bauchi State government and organisations such as Society for Family Health, Global Fund, and World Bank.
The Abeokuta, Ogun State born pharmacist was the chairman, Transport and Security Committee (LOC), PSN national conference, Yankari 2004, Bauchi; vice chairman, National Association of General Practice Pharmacists (NAGPP), Bauchi, 1995 to 1997; and secretary, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Bauchi State, 2008 to 2013.
He is happily married to Mrs Khalimat Omayoza Lawal and blessed with four children.