Government of Nigeria
Professor C. O. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Honourable Minister of Health
Professor C.O. Onyebuchi Chukwu is a renowned professor of medicine with a post graduate specialist training in orthopaedic surgery. He is a fellow of West African college of Surgeons and a fellow of International college of Surgeons. He was born on 22nd of April 1962 in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. He hails from Afikpo in Afikpo North L. G. A. of Ebonyi State. He has held several administrative and managerial positions in the public service and is currently the Honourable Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Professor C.O Onyebuchi Chukwu has distinguished himself in many endeavours of life, both in academics and in service to humanity.
Previous to his current appointment, Professor C. O. Onyebuchi Chukwu was Head, Accident and Emergency Department, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria (1996-1998); Senior Lecturer in Surgery/Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Abia State University/Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Nigeria (1999-2000); Head, Department of Surgery, Abia State University/Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Nigeria (1998-2000). He became an Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki in 2000; Chairman Medical Advisory Committee Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria (2000-2003); Senior Lecturer in Surgery/Senior Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon in Ebonyi State University/Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria (2000 – 2007)and the Chief Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (2003-2008).
In 2007, he was appointed a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki; the Deputy Provost, College of Health Sciences, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (4th November, 2008 – Date) and a Visiting Professor of Surgery, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (with effect from 6th April 2010).
The distinguished Professor served as president of Rotary Club of Abakaliki South, Captain of Abakaliki Golf Club and Assistant-Governor Rotary International, 2008/2009; 2010/2011, District 9140 Zone 22.
Professor C.O.Onyebuchi Chukwu holds the membership of many national and international professional bodies. He has also attended and participated in several academic and professional conferences and workshops.
He was appointed the Honourable Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in April 2010. He joins the PMNCH Board in May 2010.
He is happily married to Mrs Christiana Osinachi Buchi-Chukwu.