Professor Seidu Onailo Mohammed was born on the 17th August, 1960. He obtained Higher National Diploma from Federal College of Land Resources and Technology, Kuru, Jos in 1984, a Postgraduate Certificate in Land Use Planning and Remote Sensing from the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing in 1999, Post Graduate Diploma in Soil Survey / Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System from the International Institute for Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC) Twente University Enschede, the Netherlands(1988), and a Master of Science in the same field from the same institution in 1993.
Finally, he bagged a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Remote Sensing from Bayero University Kano in 2004.
Professor Mohammed is a colossus in Geographic Information, Remote Sensing, Space Research and Applications. He rose through the ranks to the position of managing Director Nigerian Satellite imageries and Consultancy Limited, National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA) in 2006.
He had a brief stint as a Director/ Chief Executive officer National Centre for Remote Sensing Jos early in 2008. He was one time Director General/ Chief Executive Officer National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA); Professor of Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System Kaduna State University; Secretary, National Space Council of Nigeria; Chairman Governing Board, African Centre for Space Technology Education and Chairman, GeoApps+ Limited, Abuja.
Professor Mohammed is a prolific writer and an embodiment of research. He has published over 30 scholarly articles in local and international journals and presented papers at many national and international conferences, seminars, workshops. His research efforts have taken him to the United States, Netherlands, Canada, Ghana, Czech Republic, South Africa and the People’s Republic of China.
In recognition of his remarkable achievements his Royal majesty Dr Aliyu Obaje, Attah Igala in 2010 honoured him with the title of ‘Ogah Attah Igala, Ede’.
Professor Mohammed is a Member, Nigerian Geo-Information Society(NGS); Member ,Association of American Geographers (AAG); Member, African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment( AARSE); Member, International Research and Development Institute (IRDI); Fellow, International Academy of Astronautics; Fellow, Nigerian Association of Radio and Planetary Sciences; Fellow, Astronomical Society of Nigeria and Fellow, Institute of Credit Administration.
He ran on the platform of All Progressive Congress,APC as a Governorship aspirant but lost out at the Primaries.
He has touched the lives of many Nigerians and Kogi indigene in the area of job provision and other humanitarian assistance.
A very devoted Muslim who believes things are to be done how it should.
Prof Mohammed is happily married and blessed with children.
May Allah in His infinite mercy forgive his shortcomings and grant his soul Aljanatu Firdaus.