Mustapha Mayami was born on 31st December, 1967 in Maiduguri, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of Borno State.
Mustapha attended Gamboru I Primary School Maiduguri for his Primary Education from the year 1974 to 1979, where he obtained Primary School Certificate.
He attended for his secondary education Government Teachers’ College Gwoza from 1980 to 1985 and obtained Teachers Grade II Certificate. He was at Institute of Management Studies Potiskum for a course of Studies in Clerical Officers Accounts and Audit (CO A/A) from October 1988 to March 1989; from 1991 to 1992 he was at the same Institute, (which later became College of Administrative and Business Studies) for his Certificate in Public Accounts and Audit (CPAA). He attended Kaduna Polytechnic from 2000 to 2001 where he obtained Diploma in Public Accounts and Audit (DPAA); and also attended Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri from 2006 to 2008 where he obtained Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate in Accountancy.
Mustapha started his working career in the Borno State Civil Service as Clerical Assistant (Audit) on Salary GL.03 at the Office of the State Auditor General, Maiduguri on 3rd June, 1986. He worked as Auditor on Tour at Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government from 1987 to1988, and also at Damagum, Fune Local Government in former Borno State. He was at the Maiduguri Audit Area Office from 1993 to 1994.
And in the Audit Headquarters he served as a Team Member and later Team Leader at different Ministries and Departments between the periods 1994 to 2000 in the then Directorate of Projects Verification Monitoring and Evaluation, which is now Directorate of Projects Verification and Final Accounts. He was in Final Accounts Unit from 2001 to 2012.
Mustapha grew through the ranks up to GL. 14 as Chief Executive Officer (Audit), which was with effect from 1st January, 2013. Mustapha became Acting Deputy Director, Directorate of Pensions and Gratuity from 2013 to 2018; and later in the year 2018 he became the Acting Director of the same Directorate of Pensions and Gratuity, which he remain so to date.
Mustapha Mayami is married with children.