Dr. Lamidi Kehinde was born into the family of late Mr. And Mrs Lamidi Olukotun in Igbagun, Yagba East Local Government of Kogi State. He started his education Local School Management Board Alu-Igbagun, in the then Oyi Local Government Area of Kwara State in 1974.
Having completed his Priamry education in 1980, he proceeded to Irepodun High School Ipao Ondo State (now Ekiti State) and sat for his West Africa School Certificate (WASC) in 1985. The young Lamidi proceeded to Zungeru College of Advanced Studies ( now Niger State Polytechnic) where he obtained his ‘A’ Level IJMB Certificatein 1987. He secured admission to the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and obtained his first degree in Public Administration in 1991. In 2004, he proceeded to the university of Nigeria Nsukka, where he obtained a Master of Sciences (M.Sc) in Public Administration and Local Government in 2006.
In 2009, he enrolled for his Ph.D. in Public Administration at Kogi State University (KSU) and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration by the Senate of Kogi State University, Anyigba in 2016.
After his National Youth Service in 1992, he joined the services of Kogi State Government as a teacher with the State Teaching Service Commission in 1994. He rose to the rank of Senior Education Officer before transferring his service briefly to the office of the Head of Service as Senior Administrator Officer (between 2002-2003)
In 2003, he moved his service once again to Kogi State Polytechnic as Lecturer (II) where he rose through the ranks to become a Chief Lecturer. He has held various positions of responsibilities in the Polytechnic. These include departmental examination officer, School examination officer, Management Studies and School of Part time and Vocational studies, Head of Department, Public Administration, and Dean, Student Services(DSS), until his appointment as Deputy Rector in March 2020. He has also served in several committees in the Polytechnic.
Dr. Lamidi is a Fellow and Member of several professional associations. He is happily married.