National Service


  1. In 1983, I was appointed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, to serve as a member of a body to advise the President on the formation of a National Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  2. From September 1969 – February 1970, during the Nigerian Civil War, I served as a Field Captain (Medical Officer) with the Nigerian Army at the 3 Field Ambulance of 3 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt. At the request of the Nigerian Army, I was seconded to this assignment by my employers – The Lagos University Teaching Hospital. My service areas included Port Harcourt, Olakwo, Chokocho and Owerri. At the end of the war in January 1970, I was the only Medical Officer with the Federal Nigerian Army at Owerri which was then serving as the Capital City of the war affected parts of the country and so, the lot of supervising the arrival of various cadres of medical personnel from the war zones, naturally fell on me.
  3. February 2005. Appointed one of two members of academic staff of Nigerian Universities to represent academics at a National Political Reform Conference. The Conference was instituted by the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, to find solution to the many problems that beset the nation.