Mr Mustapha Abiodun Osi-Efa was born on Sunday, 27th March 1960 at the Maternity Centre, Epe, Lagos State of Nigeria.
Abiodun Osi-Efa attended Christ Church School, Epe between 1965 and 1970, followed by two years at Ansar-Ud-Deen Secondary Modern School, Epe. As a result of his success in a competitive examination and oral interview, the Lagos State Government awarded Abiodun Osi-Efa a scholarship, which was utilized at Epe Grammar School from January 1973 to July 1977. He later gained admission into Nigeria’s Premier University – the University of Ibadan – in October 1982 where he graduated in July 1985 with a Bachelors degree in Educational Management and majored in Economics – B.Ed (Hons,) Mgt/Econ. Abiodun was one of the four Administrative Officers who were evaluated and selected to pursue higher degrees in October 1990 at the behest of Lagos State Government, and he subsequently completed the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in April 1992.
While in the University, Abiodun Osi-Efa was popularly elected and served as the President, Association of Students of Public Administration and Management (ASPAM) for the 1991/1992 academic session. In August 1992, he became an Associate of the Institute of Public Administration and Management (AIPM) and Full Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM) since February 1996.
Mustapha Abiodun Osi-Efa was formally appointed into the Lagos State Civil Service as Administrative Officer Grade VIII (Assistant Secretary II) on 31st May 1988. He had served in Establishments and Training Department (1988-1994), Lands and Housing Department (1994-1996), Cabinet Office (1996-1998), Political and General Administration Department (1998-1999), Public Service Office (1999), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (2000), Ministry of Finance (2000-2001), Lands Bureau (2001-2008) and Cabinet Office (2008-2017), prior to his recent deployment on 14th February 2017, to the Ministry of Home Affairs, as the Director of Administration and Human Resources – D(A&HR)
Abiodun Osi-Efa is happily married with children.