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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Professor Friday Okonofua
Professor Friday OkonofuaProfessor Friday Okonofua is the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University of Medical Sciences in Ondo State of Nigeria. He graduated MB ChB from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1978 and has PhD (Public Health) from the Karolinska University in Sweden. He is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons, the Nigerian Postgraduate Medical College, the International College of Surgeons, the Takemi program in International Health at Harvard University, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Nigerian Academy of Science (FAS), and the African Academy of Sciences (FAAS).

Professor Okonofua rose to the post of Professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1992. He transferred his services to the University of Benin in 1996, where he has been Head of Department, Dean, Provost, and member of the University’s Governing Council. »Readmore


Professor (Mrs.) Bridget Ogheneakpobo
Professor (Mrs.) Bridget Ogheneakpobo  Ogonor has  B.Sc. (Sociology)  University of Lagos in 1978. In 1983. 1990 and 1997, she bagged the following degrees; PGDE, M.Ed (Educational Administration) and Ph.D (Educational Administration) respectively from the University of Benin.

In 1990, she was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer in the department of Educational Administration and Foundation, Faculty of Education, University of Benin where she rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Educational Administration in 2007.

Professor (Mrs.) Ogonor has served the University of Benin in various capacities. She was once the chairperson, Management Board, University of Benin Staff School, Chairperson, Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee, Vice Chairperson, University of Benin Demonstration Secondary School, Head of Department, »Readmore


Professor Cyril Obiajulu MOKWENYE

Professor Cyril Obiajulu MOKWENYE is a Professor Francophone Caribbean and African Literatures at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He was educated at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the University of Bordeaux, in France. Professor Mokwenye, who has been associated with WHARC for over twenty years, is the Centre’s official translator of abstracts of articles published in her highly reputable journal, the African Journal of Reproductive Health.

An experienced professor, he is a former Head of the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Benin and a former Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the same University. Professor Mokwenye served as Deputy Director of WHARC from 2004 to 2010 and Executive Director from 2010 to 2015.

 


Chief Lady Mrs.  Marcellina Aisuebeogun

Marcellina Aisuebeogun

Chief Lady Mrs.  Marcellina Aisuebeogun is a retired Chief Health Sister/Chief Nursing Officer and a Health Educator for several years.

She is a member of many professional associations including West African College of Nursing of which she was a past National President.

She has been active member of the national Council of Women Societies (NCWS) the main organization for National Women for several years.

 

 


Professor Agatha Nonyem Taiwo Eguavoen
Professor Agatha Nonyem Taiwo Eguavoen attended the University of Ibadan where she obtained her First, Second and Third degrees in Sociology with specialization in Criminology and Gender studies.

She started her career as an Assistant Lecturer in September, 1984 in the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma (BENSU) now Ambrose Alli University.

Her earlier research career was in the field of crime and criminal deviations especially amongst women. She researched in crimes committed by women and also crimes against women. She worked extensively on abortion as a gender specific crime and the impact of labeling on attitudes towards liberalization of abortion laws in the country, the high incidence of occurrence inspite of restrictive laws against abortion. »Readmore


Engineer Ibude Guobadia
Engineer. Ibude Guobadia is a Management Consultant and Engineer.  He obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) Electrical engineering from the University of Lagos, Lagos in 1984 and a master in Business Administration (MBA) in 1990 from the University of Benin, Benin City. 

He commences his career as an Electrical Engineer with the Delta steel company, Aladja in 1985 before joining Citibank Nigeria in 1990. He also worked with Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited from 2013 to 2015 and went into full time financial management consultancy in January 2016. Ibude Guobadia is currently the managing Consultant of MANENG SERVICES LIMITED, a management and Engineering consulting firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. He has been on the Board of WHARC since 2011.

He had previously worked with Citi Bank. He has vast experience in Engineering and Business consultancy. Engr. Guobadia is currently a Consultant Engineer with MANENG SERVICES LTD in Lagos.


Dr. Wilson Imongan
Wilson Imongan, medical practitioner, graduated with MBBS from the University of Ibadan and had additional training in Dermatology from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Dermatological Sciences. He has several years working experience as Medical Officer in charge of the Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Clinics of the State Central Hospital; thereafter, he was appointed Assistant Director of Primary Health Care / Reproductive Health Coordinator in the Edo State Ministry of Health with direct supervisory responsibility for the 18 Local Governments of the State.  He was also the state coordinator of NGO activities in the State MoH. In 2007, he was subsequently appointed the Honourable Commissioner for Health in Edo State, a position he held between July 2007 and November 2008. »Readmore

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