Fantami Mallam was born at Yau, Abadam Local Government of Borno State on 10th October, 1967.
Fantami attended Yau Primary School, Abadam Local Government Area from 1975 to 1982 for his Primary Education where he obtained Primary School Certificate.
He was at Government Comprehensive Secondary School Kukawa for his secondary education from 1982 to 1986, where he obtained General Certificate of Education (GCE O/Level). He attended Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri from 1986 to 1989 where he obtained National Diploma (ND) Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. Later, Fantami enrolled into the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Maiduguri Study Centre from the year 2007 to 2014, where he obtained Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Mathematics/ Computer Science.
Fantami joined the Borno State Civil Service at Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources as Assistant Technical Officer on the 26th June, 1990. He was later deployed to Borno State Agricultural Mechanization Authority (BOSAMA) in 1991. He grew through the ranks up to GL.12.
Fantami was later transferred to the Office of the State Auditor General in 2014 as Chief Audit Officer on GL.13. He worked as Team Leader, Audit Inspection at different Ministries and Departments in the Directorate of Government Accounts Audit (DGA). He got promotions as Assistant Director (Audit) Gl.14 in 2017. He became the Acting Director, having been promoted to the rank of Deputy Director on GL.15, and later Director of the Directorate of Government Accounts Audit (DGA) from year 2018 and 2019 to date.
Fantami Mallam is married with children.