Alhaji Yakubu A. Mohammed was born in 1957 in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State. He was privileged to be selected and enrolled into LEA Primary School Gupa in 1965. After his primary education, he proceeded to Government Secondary School Zuru in 1972; the pioneer set of the school. He completed his studies in 1976 and proceeded to Pivotal Teachers College, Doko the same year to rewrite Ordinary Level subjects. He completed the course in 1978. He took a teaching appointment with Education Department of Lapai Local Government from September 1978 to June 1979.

He proceeded to the School of General Studies (SGS), Bayero University Kano from 1979 to 1980. On successful completion of the programme, he was admitted into the degree programme in Library Science among the first batch of this programme in 1981. He graduated in 1983 with combine honours degree in Library Science/History (BA. LS). He was posted to Plateau State for his National Youth Service Corps 1983 and deployed to the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) Vom for his primary assignment. On completion he took appointment with the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru in September 1984. He transferred his services from NIPSS to Federal University of Technology, Minna in 1986. In 1999, he moved to the National Mathematical Centre (NMC) Abuja and in June 2001 he was appointed to start the Library of FCT College of Education Zuba.

Alhaji Mohammed also did a Post Graduate Diploma in Mathematics/Computer Science at the Federal University of Technology Minna in 1999. He also attended Advanced Digital Appreciation Program-Tertiary at the Digital Bridge Institute Abuja in September 2006. He is a Member of Nigerian Library Association (NLA) and former Editor of Niger State Chapter. He has attended several workshops, conferences on librarianship and computer application to librarylinformation management and published many papers in journals. His hobbies include reading and listening to Islamic sermons. His personal philosophy is 'Hard work! Hard work!! Hard work!!!

He is happily married and blessed with six children.