• Think-Tank Member - Nigeria



Professor Akin Abayomi is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Haematology, Biosecurity and Environmental health. He received his First degree in Medicine in the University of London, with fellowships from both Royal College of Medicine and Pathology in the United Kingdom and the College of Medicine of South Africa respectively. He also has a Master’s in environmental Ecology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Akin Abayomi has been exposed to a vast variety of geographical variations in disease patterns within the field of Internal Medicine and Haematology having worked in the UK, Nigeria, the Middle East, the West Indies, Zimbabwe and South Africa. 

Professor Akin Abayomi is serving a second 4 year term as the Honourable Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Nigeria in the Lagos State Executive Cabinet of His Excellency Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. 

Prior to this Akin Abayomi was Professor of Medicine at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in Lagos, Nigeria and before that the Chief Pathologist and Head of the Division of Haematology at the University of Stellenbosch's Faculty of Medicine Science in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Akin Abayomi has published over 70 scientific peer reviewed articles and book chapters in his medical career. 

Professor Akin Abayomi is the Founder of the Global Emerging Pathogen Consortium also known as GET-Africa, which was entrenched at the peak of the Ebola outbreak in Lagos to address Biosecurity concerns in Africa. He is also the Honorary Professor to the Centre for Biosecurity Studies, University of the West Indies. Cave hill Campus, Barbados, Caribbean.

Prof. Abayomi is a fellow of the African Academy of Science and a recipient of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) and an Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) as conferred by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in recognition of his excellence in the field of medicine and his high productivity especially in the role he played in the expert containment of the COVID pandemic in Nigeria.

Professor Akin Abayomi plays Lawn tennis, rides horses and in his more agile years played Polo for the Kaduna and Ibadan Polo club. He is an avid environmentalist and maintains a large nature conservation called “The Emerald Forest Reserve” situated at Ikoyi Osun near Asejire dam on the banks of the Osun River.