Meet The New Nigerian Minister of State For Health, Dr. Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

Dr. Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora is the newly-appointed Nigerian Minister of State for Health. President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated new ministers on 21st August 2019. Adeleke Mamora was inaugurated alongside Dr. Osagie Ehanire, as the new minister of state for health In Nigeria.

This article provides you with a comprehensive profile of Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora, including His educational history, political background, hobbies, marital life, and other vital information.


Dr. Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

  • Age: 66 years (16th February, 1953)
  • State of Origin: Lagos State, Nigeria
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Institutions attended: Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ogun State | University of Ife, Ile-Ife Osun State | et. al
  • Hobbies: Reading, Listening to music, and Chanting hymnals
  • Political party: All Progressives Congress
  • Years spent so far in Politics: 20 (1999 till date)

Previous Political appointments: 

  • Secretary Lagos East of the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) –  (1998)
  • Speaker of the 4th Lagos State House of Assembly (2nd June, 1999 – 30th May, 2003)
  • Chairman of the Conference of Speakers (2000-2001)
  • Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and public petition (2003)
  • Senator for Lagos East (29th May, 2007 –6th June, 2011)
  • Deputy Director-General of Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation (2015)


Senator Dr. Adeleke Mamora
Senator Dr. Adeleke Mamora

Mr. Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora was born on 16th February, 1953 in Lagos state, Nigeria. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Elizabeth Mamora, both of who were educationists.

He attended Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ogun State before proceeding to University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Osun state where he obtained a B.Sc, Health Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

Described as the master of parliamentary procedures, Mamora worked as Medical Director of a Medical Centre and a Company Medical Adviser in 1987 – 1998 and 1988 – 1992 respectively. [1]


Politics is never a strange game to Mr. Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora. His father doubled as an educationist and a politician; He was a leader of the Action Group and was also involved in political activities in his local community. His father usually hosts most of these activities in their compound in Ijebu-Ife, and gradually, Mamora began to develop passion for politics.

After a while, Mamora started assuming certain leadership positions. Notably, he served both as the house prefect and deputy head boy in His secondary school – Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ogun State.

Upon getting to the university, Mamora’s political ambition became much stronger and he was elected the financial secretary of the student union executive during his stay on campus. Some of his major contemporaries in the student union then were Segun Mimiko, Rotimi Akeredolu, Segun Adesegun, all of which are much more vibrant in the current Nigerian political scene. [2]

Before entering politics at all, Mamora worked as Medical Director of a Medical Centre and a Company Medical Adviser in 1987 – 1998 and 1988 – 1992 respectively. He was also a National Delegate for the National Republican Convention (NRC) in 1990.

Having garnered some leadership and political experiences, Mamora decided to up his political game by contesting for a well-recognized position in the federation.

However, his top-flight political career started in 1998, where he was appointed the Secretary Lagos East of the then United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP).

On 2nd June, 1999, Adeleke Mamora was elected to the 4th Lagos State House of Assembly and also doubled as the Speaker of the house. While still serving at the state assembly, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers in between the year 2000 – 2001.

Adeleke Mamora’s political ambition continued to wax even stronger as he was elected to the Senate in April 2003 under the platform of the then Action Congress (AC). He was also appointed the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and public petition same year.

He again served as one of the members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament in between 2003-2006.

Upon the expiration of his tenure in 2007, Mamora was reelected Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Lagos East constituency of Lagos State, and he served there till 6th June, 2011.

Part of his achievements then was sponsoring of bills on Tenure of Office, Surgeon-General of Nigeria, as well as the annulment and amelioration of the Tobacco Control Act. He also sponsored/co-sponsored myriads of motions during his tenure, and this includes the amelioration of Senate rule 111 in order to align it with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Due to his vibrancy and charisma, he was regarded as a master of parliamentary procedures.

It is equally worthy to note that Mamora was also appointed to committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Selection Committee, Health, and Federal Character & Inter-Government Affairs while serving as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2007.

In 2015, Mamora also served as the Deputy Director-General of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation during the 2015 presidential election, and of course, he contributed largely to the victory of Mr. President back then.

In July 2018, the ex-legislator was nominated as the Chairman of the Abuja Investment and Infrastructure Centre (AIIC) by the President, of which he rejected. Mamora was believed to have rejected the offer probably because he felt the position was not in congruence with his status.

Similarly, Mamora was also part of the Buhari’s non-career ambassadorial nominees a couple of months ago but was dropped after the Senate had rejected the list.

On 24th September 2018, Adeleke Mamora was announced the Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Agency (NIWA), a national project aimed at promoting effective inland waterways transportation and efficient intermodal transportation system in Nigeria. He is still the Managing Director of the agency as of the time he was made the new Nigerian Minister of State for Health. [3]

On 21st August, 2019, Mr. Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora was declared the new Nigerian Minister of State for Health by the Federal Government of Nigeria, and he’d be working together with the senior health minister, Osagie Ehanire.

Mamora, during his inaugural speech, promised to work in synergy with the new health minister in order to ensure the achievement of the Presidency’s three-point agenda in the sector. He also vowed to significantly mitigate the age-long inter and intra professional rivalry in the health sector and promote team spirit instead.


Senator Dr. Adeleke Mamora and Wife
Senator Dr. Adeleke Mamora and WifeGo

Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora is happily married to Olanlesi Mamora, an indigene of Ikare, Ondo State Nigeria. They first met each other at the University of Ife and courted for six years before the official wedding was held in 1982 while observing the one-year mandatory National Youth Service Corps scheme. That being said, it will interest you to know that Mrs. Olanlesi Mamora was a trained economist and worked with First Bank of Nigeria for 18 distinctive years. [4]


The new Nigerian Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora has a total of 3 wonderful children, including one male [computer engineer] and two females [Chemical engineer and Accounting].


Reading, Listening to music and Chanting hymnals.


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