Lawrence Chukwuemeka Akumuo was born in 1968 to Ozo and Mrs. Thomas Mbadiwe Akumuo (Ozonwa Nimo) of Umuatuocha Ifiteani village Nimo. His education spanned from Station Urban Primary School Abakaliki (Ebonyi State), St. Michael’s Secondary School Nimo and Anambra State Polytechnic Oko, now Federal Polytechnic Oko. He graduated with Higher National Diploma in Library and Information Science; he proceeded to Nasarawa State University Keffi where he obtained Postgraduate Diploma in Education Administration and Planning. He is also a Masters Degree holder in Education Administration and Planning from the National Open University of Nigeria.
Obataobie as he is fondly called by his associates and ally, after his youth service year at Federal Polytechnic Bida where he served as a Reference Librarian, started his professional career with the Federal Capital Territory Administration with FCT Education Resource Centre. In the course of his professional development he has attended many courses, workshops and seminars both locally and internationally. He has distinguished himself in his chosen field of life and has shown remarkable candor and dexterity at service. In recognition of his hard work, he was honoured with award for excellence. The most outstanding Senior Staff Divisional Officer for the year 2007. He has established a lot of libraries in the Education Secretariat and has etched his name in the sand of time. He is currently the acting head of the FCT City Library.
He is a member of many Professional Associations such as, Nigerian Library Association, Associate Member, Charted Institute of Library Professionals, Member Reading Association of Nigeria, Member Information Resource Centre, USA Embassy Abuja and Member Cohort 2 International Network of Emerging Library Innovators Sub Saharan Africa (INELI-SSAF).
Obataobie is a Staunch Catholic; he is currently the Chairman Catholic Men Organization of St. Fabian’s EFAB. Parish Dakwa. He is at peace with his ancestors as he belongs to Nimo Development Town Union and Ifiteani Development Union Abuja Branch, where he operates as Exchequer and the Chairman respectively .He is a decisive leader, a famed organizer and a strategist, his admirers see’s him as a skillful, talented and sophisticated leader one to be admired and emulated at close quarter.
Obataobie is an adherent and a steadfast lover of tradition. He is married to Mrs. Chiamaka Akumuo and they were blessed with four lovely children.