HON (DR.) OMEDE IDRIS
Dr. Omede Idris, was born to the Family of Omede Yusuf Edegbo of Odu in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, on 10th September 1962. He had his Primary Education at Methodist Primary School Kano (1970 – 1976) and his Secondary Education at Federal Government College, Kano (1976 – 1981). He holds bachelor’s degrees in Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Jos, Plateau State in 1987. He was a very active member of Jos University Medical Students Association(JUMSA). He acquired a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State in 2007. Dr. Omede was elected Chairman of the MPH class of 2007-2008
He led an accomplished and very memorable career in the medical field spanning nearly three decades. He began with a medical Houseman-ship experience at the then General Hospital (now Federal Medical Centre) Makurdi, Benue State from 1987 until 1988. Afterwards, Dr. Omede was posted to the defunct Gongola State for his National Youth Service (NYSC) from 1988 to 1989. At this period he took charge of the NYSC Camp Clinic and was made the Chairman, Gongola State NYSC Community Development Services Health team (CDS). On completion of the service year, Dr. Omede immediately joined the then Gongola State Civil Service as a Medical Officer at the Specialist Hospital, in Yola. He served the Hospital from 1989-1993, before opting out into private medical practice. He was one of the medical doctors who kick-started the very first few private medical facility in Yola, known as Adamawa Hospital Limited, serving as one of the pioneer medical Doctors and Directors of the hospital from its inception in 1993. Since 1993, Dr. Omede has served the Adamawa Hospital Board as Director, and rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer in 1998.
Dr. Omede led a distinguished career at various levels in the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). He was elected into various positions in the Adamawa State branch of NMA, and also served in several NMA Committees in the State between 1992 and 1998. He later moved to the national level and emerged as Deputy Secretary-General, a position he held from 2000-2002. Secretary NMA National Disciplinary Tribunal and all NMA standing committees 2000-2002. While serving the NMA at the national level, he chaired many National Committees. Notable among them were the Conference Organizing Committee (2002-2004), Immunization Committee (2004-2006), Doctors Plate Number Committee (2006-2008), Advisory Committee on Health Insurance (2008-2010), Building and Property Committee from 2014 to present.
To cap it all, Dr. Omede, was elected National President of the Nigerian Medical Association from 2010 – 2012. Owing to his unblemished career of service to his profession, community and country, Dr. Omede was elected 2nd Deputy National President of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) (2012-2014). Also in 2014 he moved a step ahead and emerged as 1st Deputy National President of APBN. He was later elected to serve as President of APBN on 28th September, 2016. APBN is an Association of Professions, Institutions, Societies and Associations whose regulatory councils or bodies are registered by an Act of Parliament, providing advisory role and professional support to Government for sustainable development. APBN currently has 30 professional member bodies.
With this distinguished record of achievements and accomplishments in the medical profession and other extracurricular activities, Dr. Omede was in July 2012,appointed Honorable Commissioner of Health, in Kogi State where he served closed to four years, until 26th January 2016. During his tenure with the Kogi State Executive Council, he served as Chairman of Commissioners` Forum, from July 2014 to January 2016.
Dr. Omede has been a Rotarian, and thus member of Rotary International for many years. He was a member of the then, Rotary Club of Jimeta-Yola North, and now a Member of the Rotary Club of Yola. He served as Past Secretary, Past Vice President and former Director of Rotary Club of Jimeta between 1996 and 2000. He was a Past President of the club 2000-2001 and a Past Assistant Governor of Rotary District 9120, for Adamawa & Taraba States (2001-2002). He was also the District Chairman National Polio-Plus Committee (NPPC) 2012 – 2013 of District 9125. As a Rotarian and Past President of Rotary, he carried out community projects targeted at the poor, less privileged and provision of Health Care Services to the poor and needy. He was President Inikpi Club, a social philanthropic club 1993-1996, with functional base in Kogi East district of Kogi state.
He is widely travelled within and outside Nigeria for professional business and Associations’ Conferences, Meetings, Workshops, Seminars and other activities, including member Federal Medical Team to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, four times, between 2003-2008, World Health Assembly, Geneva , Switzerland 2013 and the first ever Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference in Mexico city 2015. Dr. Omede has presented several papers in many conferences and workshops on public health and contemporary issues, in many states of the federation, including Abuja. He also served as Central and State Training Facilitator to the National Programme on Immunization (NPI) for National Immunization Days (NIDs) in 2001 and 2005-2006.
With his rich profile of achievements Dr. Omede has merited and indeed been conferred with numerous awards from his Professional association (NMA) and several other professional bodies, associations and organisations. Among the awards include, Heads of Federal Establishments of the Federation in Yola, 2005; Igala Cultural and Development Association, Adamawa State branch, Igala Students Association, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola; Rotary and Rotaract awards. Others are National Association of Kogi State students (NAKOSS); National Youth Council, Kogi State chapter, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Kogi State Branch, Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation, Lokoja, Kogi State. Also included are Dekina Local Government Young Elite Forum, Ambassador of Dekina Children, Kogi State Youth Parliament and Leadership award, Mass Communication Department, Kogi State University, Anyigba. He serves as Chairman, Board of Trustees of Optimum Health Initiatives (OHI) – a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Dr. Omede Idris has formerly served as a member of the governing board of the following Boards:
- Federal Neuropsychiatry Hospital Maiduguri, 2000 – 2004
- National Orthopedic Hospital, Dala Kano, Kano State, 2005 – 2007
- Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State 2009 – 2011
- Member Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).2010-2012
- Member of the Disciplinary Tribunal of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (2010 – 2012).
- Member, Board of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Abuja, April 2013 to July 2015.
- Member, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria – 2013 to July 2015.
- Commissioner of Health, Kogi State 27th July, 2012 to 16th April, 2014.
- Commissioner of Health,Kogi state 21th July 2014 to 26th January, 2016
Dr. Omede Idris is married to Hajiya Fatima Idris, a Civil Servant and the couple is blessed with several children.
Chief (Engr.) Olumuyiwa Alade Ajibola FNSE(1st Deputy President)
OLUMUYIWA ALADE AJIBOLA was born on 5th March 1947 in Ile Ife, Osun State.
He attended Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti between 1960 and 1966, for his School & Higher School Certificates.
He obtained B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, University of London -West Ham College of Technology, Stratford E15, now University of East London in 1970. He had his initial pupilage at the Urban District Council of Basildon New Town, Essex, England 1970/73. Advanced his career back home in Nigeria in the Engineering Consultancy Practice of Etteh Aro & Partners 1974/76. He further obtained his M.Sc Degree in Highway & Traffic Engineering/Construction Management from the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston in 1978/79.
By late 1976, he co-founded INTECON PARTNERSHIP, (later INTECON PARTNERSHIP LTD), now a leading Civil/ Structural Engineering Consulting firm in Nigeria today. He also led the formation of two other Civil Engineering Service Companies viz: Interworks Engineering Ltd., (Construction) and Automated Geotechnics Ltd., (Geotechnical Investigation and Foundation Engineering), both subsidiaries of INTECON PARTNERSHIP LTD, now ISO 9001:2008 certified.
In the past 40 years, he has been developing the practice of the profession, training and mentoring several Civil Engineers of note, through the Organizations established by him. He participated in spectacular projects both in the UK and across Nigeria including, Nevedon Road 63 Dwellings, Basildon, UK; Tafawa Balewa Sqaure Civil Works, Lagos (1975); Air force Hangar at MM International Airport (1977); QIT-Ibeno Road through creeks & swamps; Eket, Bonny & Escravos Airstrip Runways for Exxon Mobil and Chevron respectively; several Civil, Structural and Highways Engineering projects across the Nation.
Engr. Ajibola served the Engineering Profession meritoriously in various capacities in the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), ACEN, COREN and WFEO, over the past 3 decades ultimately as President of Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Engineering Umbrella body: 2010-2011. He has authored several Engineering Technical Papers, presented at different National and International fora. He recently delivered the 25th NSE October Lecture, as a Past President of the NSE; “Creativity in the Application of Nigerian Engineering Resources for Effective Economic Development: a National Policy Imperative”, on the 8th October, 2015.
He also served in various State, National, Academic and Professional Councils viz; Member -Osun State Economic Advisory Council, Governing Councils of the University of Ado-Ekiti, the Premier University of Ibadan, the Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board, National Refineries Special Task Force (2012); Chairman, COREN Investigation Panel (2012-2015) and Member Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
He is a Fellow of the NSE, NICE and NIStructE. He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE).
He is married with children, four of whom are Engineers. He loves Reading, Travelling and playing Golf.
He holds the Chieftaincy title of ‘Agbaakin’ of Ile-Ife.