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Honorable Olorunnimbe Mamora (Minister of State at Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria)

Honorable Olorunnimbe Mamora

Minister of State at Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora is a medical practitioner by profession and politician by vocation. He was a Students’ Union Leader at the University of Ife ( now Obafemi Awolowo University where he graduated in 1981.

Following his Housemanship and NYSC, he went into private medical practice, setting up his own private medical outfit in 1987.
He was appointed Company Medical Officer to Cadbury Nigeria PLC, Lagos(1988-1992). He remained in active private medical practice until 1999 when he was elected into the Lagos State House of Assembly and subsequently elected Speaker at the inauguration of the House in June 1999.

He was elected Chairman, Conference of Speakers of Nigeria’s State Houses of Assembly in 2001 and had a very robust participation in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association during his 4-year tenure as Speaker.

In 2003, Dr Mamora was elected into the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Lagos East Senatorial District. He was re-elected into the Senate for a second term in 2007. While in the Senate, he served in various capacities including Senate Deputy Minority Leader, Chairman Senate Committee on Ethics, Code of Conduct and Public Petitions and membership of the ECOWAS Parliament.

Sen Mamora was Deputy Director General(Operations) of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in 2015, a position he also held in the recently concluded 2019 Presidential Election Campaign.

He was appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of National Inland Waterways Authority in 2018.

He is currently the Honourable Minister of State for Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Sen Mamora has won so many awards, decorations and recognitions both locally and internationally. He holds the honorary Chieftaincy titles of “Apase of Lagos” conferred by the late Oba of Lagos, Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II and the “Bobasuyi of Ondo Kingdom”, conferred by the present monarch, Oba Dr. Adesunmbo Kiladejo, Jilo II, the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom.

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu (Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC))

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu

Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu is the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and was until January 2018, the Acting Director of the Regional Centre for Disease Control for West Africa.

Dr Ihekweazu trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and has over 20 years’ experience working in senior public health and leadership positions in several National Public Health Institutes, including the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the UK's Health Protection Agency, and Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Dr Ihekweazu has led several short-term engagements for WHO, mainly in response to major infectious disease outbreaks around the world.

Dr Ihekweazu is a graduate of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria and has a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany. In 2003, he was awarded a Fellowship for the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) and subsequently completed his Public Health specialisation in the UK. He is widely published in medical peer review journals.