Commodore Saburi Abayomi Lawal FSS MSS DSS psc fdc was born on 13 July 1970 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He attended St Bernadettes’ Nursery and Primary School Abeokuta from 1974 to 1981.
Thereafter, he proceeded to Baptist Boys’ High School, Abeokuta from 1981 to 1986 and Immaculate Heart Comprehensive High School Lagos from 1987 to 1988.

He commenced his military career on 17 Sep 89, as a member of 41 Regular Course (RC) at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna.  He was commissioned into the Nigerian Navy in the year 1994 and was promoted to his present rank of a Commodore on 17 September, 2017.

The senior officer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the NDA, Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Lagos and Certificate in Public Financial Management in a Changing World from the Prestigious Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education, USA. He is a member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountant, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria, the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Association of National Accountants of.

Since he joined the military, he has held several appointments. Some of which include Command Accounts & Budget Officer Headquarters Naval Training Command in Lagos from July 2009 to March 2010, Deputy Commander Central Pay Office Lagos from March 2010 to February 2012.

He has also worked as the Deputy Defence Adviser (Finance) at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations in New York and Commander Nigeria Navy Central Pay Office. He was the Director of Finance at the Defence Intelligence Agency before his recent appointment as the Chairman Military Pensions Board.

Commodore Lawal has been awarded and decorated with several medals among which is the Forces Service Star (FSS), the Meritorious Service Star (MSS) and Distinguished Service Star (DSS).

He is happily married to Mrs Temitayo Lawal and blessed with 3 children. He loves playing table tennis, travelling, listening to news and reading.