President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed as his personal physician, US-trained General Surgeon, Hon. Most Senior Evangelist (Dr.) Sikiru Adekunle Tinubu; Member, Pastor in Council and Medical Advisor to the Pastor and Spiritual Head, CCC Worldwide, Rev. Emmanuel Mobiyina Friday Oshoffa.
HMSE (Dr.) Ade Tinubu was named among 20 other special assistants and personal assistants, recently appointed by the president. Before his appointment, Tinubu was Director, Critical Care Unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
He earned his medical degree from the esteemed Howard University College of Medicine in 1989, specializing in General Surgery, and his educational background includes a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Zoology/Animal Biology from George Washington University, which he obtained in 1985.
He was licensed in 2005 by the Nigeria National Medical and Dental Council; Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2004; Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, 2001; Completion of General Surgical Residency, June 1996; Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC licenses; NBME Certification; and ATLS Certified.
Tinubu did his Research Fellowship in the United States, July 1991-June 1993 at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892; his Residency in General Surgery, July 1990-Junel991; Julyl993-Junel996 at the Howard University Hospital, Washington DC 20060 as well as his Internship, July 1989-June 1990 after graduating Doctor of Medicine, May 1989 from the Howard University College of Medicine, Washington DC 20059.
A truly versatile medical professional, Tinubu has displayed excellent competencies in his field. In his own words, “I have special interest in the management of breast diseases, thyroid and colon diseases. I have extensive experience in management of breast and colon cancer patients.”
He was a Consultant to the Oyo State Ministry of Health on the Redesign and Upgrade of Ring Road State Hospital, Ibadan, 2011 to 2014; Consultant in charge of design, development and construction of the Critical Care Unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), 2004; Consultant, Critical Care Specialist at LASUTH for the Open Heart Surgery Programme, November 2004; Visiting Consultant Surgeon, General Hospital, Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria. 2004-2005.
In addition to receiving several awards and honors as an evangelist and philanthropist in the Celestial Church of Christ, Worldwide, MSE (Dr.) Tinubu has also earned for himself several professional honors and awards like Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, 1982; and the Lange Book Award “for scholastic distinction, personality, character, seriousness of purpose and unselfishness towards peers” at the Howard University College of Medicine, 1986.
While at the Howard University College of Medicine, Tinubu also won the Raymond P. Jackson Award “for tutorial service and commitment to academic support of medical students,” the Dr. Clyde W. Jones Award (Runner-up) “for excellence in anesthesiology” and the Chairman’s Award “to the intern whose clinical and academic performance on external examinations are superior and who is deemed by the department to demonstrate the attributes necessary for a safe and skillful surgeon” from the Department of Surgery, Howard University Hospital, 1990.
Members of the Board of Trustees, Pastor in Council, Elders and Celestians across the world are indeed proud of the achievements of MSE (Dr.) Ade Tinubu and congratulate him on this federal and presidential appointment. A congratulatory message from His Eminence is already on its way to him.