Hon. Minister of State For Health
Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora was born on 16th February, 1953 at Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State. He attended the following institutions: Baptist Day School, Ijebu-Ode from 1959 to 1965, where he obtained the Primary School Leaving Certificate; Ijebu Ode Grammar School, Ijebu Ode, 1966 to 1970 from where he obtained the O`Level/West African School Certificate (Grade 1); Ijebu Ode Grammar School, Ijebu Ode, 1971 to 1972 from where he obtained the Higher School Certificate; Federal School of Science, Lagos State, 1973 to 1974 from where he obtained A-Level Certificate; University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) Medical School from 1974, where he obtained a B.Sc. Health Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery where he graduated in 1981.
Mamora did his Housemanship at the State Hospital, Abeokuta from 1981-1982. He served as a Medical Officer, Staff Clinic, Federal College of Education, Akoka, Lagos, for his NYSC from 1982-1983; He served as Medical Officer, May Clinics Limited, Lagos 1983-1987. Following his Housemanship and NYSC, he went into private medical practice, setting up his own medical outfit in 1987 and thereafter worked as Company Medical Officer, Cadbury Nigeria PLC, 1988 –1992.
Dr. Mamora is a Medical Practitioner by profession and politician by vocation. He was a Students’ Union Leader while at the Obafemi Awolowo University. He remained in active medical practice as Proprietor/Chairman, Nimbus Medical Centre, Ogudu, Lagos State 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, Committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Selection Committee, Health, Federal Character & Inter-Governmental Affairs and membership of the ECOWAS Parliament.
Dr. Mamora was Deputy Director General (Operations) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council in 2015, a position he also held in the recently concluded 2019 Presidential Election Campaign. In 2018, he was the appointed the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Inland Waterways Authority prior to his present appointment as the Honourable Minister of State, Health.
Dr. Mamora has had many awards, decorations and recognitions both locally and internationally. He holds the honorary Chieftaincy titles of “Apase of Lagos” conferred by the late Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II, Oba of Lagos (2001) and the “Babasuyi of Ondo Kingdom”, conferred by the present Monarch, Oba Dr. Adesimbo Kiladejo, III the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom.
Dr. Mamora is married with children and grandchildren.