Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
B.Sc. Health Sciences (Ife), MBChB (Ife), MPH (Unilag), International MPH (Hebrew University, Hadassah, Israel), Ph.D. (UI), FWACP (Community Medicine)
Professor Adesegun Fatusi is a frontline public health expert with almost three decades of experience. His major areas of focus are adolescent health and development; sexual, reproductive and maternal health; and health systems leadership and policy development. He attained the rank of a Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (OAU) in 2008. He served as the Provost of the OAU College of Health Sciences (2013-2017), earlier served as the Director of Population and Reproductive Health Programme (2008-2014), and Director of Institute of Public Health (2010-2013). Outside the University system, he served previously as a Reproductive Health Adviser for the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) programme in Nigeria (1996-2001), and has served as a consultant to several other development organisations, including WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, USAID-funded programmes, and DfID-funded projects.
Prof Fatusi is the founder of Paaneah Foundation, Ota, Ogun State; co-founder of the Academy for Health Development (AHEAD), Ile-Ife, and co-Chair of the RAAOFAT (Revd. Akinyemi A. O. Fatusi Youth Development Resource Centre, Centre), Ejigbo, Lagos. He served as the Chair of Nigeria’s National Adolescent Health Technical Working Group from 2006 to 2019. He was the pioneer General Secretary for the Society for Public Health Professionals of Nigeria as well as the foundation President of the Society for Adolescents and Young People’s Health in Nigeria (SAYPHIN). Currently, he is the Vice President (Sub-Saharan Africa) for the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH).
A graduate of the Population Leadership Fellowship programme of the University of Washington, USA, he continues to play leading roles in national public health research initiatives, policy development, and population-level programming in Nigeria and beyond. As a seasoned researcher with over 130 peer-reviewed and technical publications, he brings his strong academic background to bear positively on field-based public health practice.
B. Agric, M. Agric (Ilorin), Ph.D. (UI)
Dr Rotimi Akinlesi is an experienced plant nematologist, pathologist and crop protectionist with membership in the following associations: International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows; Nigeria Society of Plant protection; Nigerian Society of Nematologists. He is currently a Deputy Director and Zonal Manager with the Ogun State Agricultural Development Programme (OGADEP). He was honoured by the Ogun State Government in 2016 as the Most Outstanding Civil Servant of the year.
Among others, he is the Lead Agriculturist of AGRIQ – private Agricultural Extension Service Provider involved in IFAD/VCDP project; a consultant to Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ) Gmbh, a German Government Agricultural Agency on the Global Programme Innovation Centres and Clusters for Agriculture and the Food Sector in Nigeria and a Lead Supervisor on the Ogun State GIZ Team of the Farmer Business School (FBS) and Good Agricultural Practices(GAP) project.
Rotimi along with his wife, Dr. Bukunola Akinlesi, founded the Less Privileged Children Encouragement Initiative (EI), an NGO that has touched the lives of well over twelve thousand less privileged children in Nigeria with over 400 volunteers. In 2018, EI received the Ogun State Teaching Service (TESCOM) Award for the Outstanding Education Supporting Organisation. In 2010, Rotimi received an award and named Naija Diamond in a project co-sponsored by Inspire Africa and Diamond Bank to recognize outstanding and exemplary Nigerians who are touching lives in their communities. He is a recipient of several awards nationally and internationally.
An alumnus of Mayflower Schools, Ikenne, Dr Akinlesi is currently the President of Mayflower Old Students Association (MOSA). He is the patron of Happy Day Widows Foundation, Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) as well as a board member of a number of organizations and schools.
Olaniyan Bose Adebanjo
Bose is an alumnus of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto and the prestigious Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto State where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Management Studies in 2002. In 2010, she bagged a Masters in Public Administration degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state. She is an Associate Member of the Chattered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM).
In May 2005, Bose gained employment as an Administrative Officer II GL 08 at the Ogun State Civil Service and was deployed to the Office of the Head of Service. Her short stint at that office exposed her young mind to strategic administration. Thereafter, she has served in the following Agencies: Ministry of Youth and Sports between 2005 and 2010; Bureau of Establishments & Training between 2010 and 2016; Ministry of Agriculture between 2016 and May 2019 and currently, Bureau of Government House and General services. In the course of her official assignments, Bose has served as Secretary/Member of several Administrative Panels of Enquiry and Committees.
An examiner at both the Civil and Public Service, Bose is not just diligent and dependable, she is honest, humble and of a godly character. She has received Ogun State Award in recognition of these stellar qualities. Letters of commendations have also been given to her by eminent personalities.
A team player who is result-oriented and purpose driven, she enjoys interactions well with her colleagues, makes friends easily and in her spare time, volunteers at organized health programs. She is married and blessed with beautiful children.