He was born on the 23rd of November, 1974 to the family of Alhaji Yinusa Ayinde Lawal (Popo Aguda, Lagos Island) and Late Mrs. Sabeje Adepeju Lawal (nee Gbeleyi Obalanlege).
He attended Methodist Boys High School Broad Street Lagos Island (1983 – 1988) and got his WAEC O level. Engineer Lawal is an aluminous of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State from 1992 to 1997 where he studied Petroleum Engineering.
He started his career with Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) in (2001-2013). Thereafter, he was posted to Ministry of Environment, Alausa, Ikeja (2013 to 2016). And he was later moved to his present posting (LASPEMA) an Agency under the Ministry of Physical Planning & Urban Development till date.
He has professional qualification such as Council for Regulation of Engineering Profession (COREN) and Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) as corporate member.
He is happily married with kids.