Alhaji Faruk Lawal Yola is a 1979 graduate of Sociology of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Since then, his further educational sojourn has included several high level Management courses.

He has had wide ranging experience in both the private and Public sectors. He has worked with RT Briscoe in administrative and Accounting Capacities before re-starting an illustrious public service career in 1984.Since then till date, he has served with distinction in various government departments culminating in his attainment of the epitome of the civil service in 2002 when he became a permanent secretary.

He currently serves as the Permanent Secretary in the Kano State Ministry of Finance, a position he has occupied meritoriously since 2003.

Alhaji Lawal F Yola is happily married with children.