Ministry of health

Welcome to Lagos State MOH

Mrs. Olukemi OGUNYEMI

Special Adviser, Ministry of Health

Mrs Kemi Ogunyemi is a Lagosian and is a 2 term member of the Lagos State Health Service Commission 2015 to 2023. She trained as a nurse in University College Hospital, Ibadan. She holds a Batchelors of Science with honours degree in Health Services Management from the University of Manchester, UK, a Masters in Nursing and a Masters in Health Care Administration from the University of Phienix, Arizona US. She is about to complete her Doctorate in Health Care Administration in Nov 2023.  A nurse with a passion for Cancer care, leadership and management in the health sector, she has worked hard in promoting the nursing profession through training and mentoring. 


Kemi Ogunyemi has held several leadership positions in the UK and US where she holds nursing licenses.

In 2013, she was project lead in the UK where she help set up the first ever nurse led chemotherapy unit at the Finchley memorial hospital, London where she was the lead cancer nurse.

Mrs Ogunyemi returned to Nigeria in 2014 and worked as the Director of Nursing at the Cardiac Renal Center in Gbagada.

In the private sector, Mrs Ogunyemi was a nurse consultant/director at Marcelle Ruth Cancer Center, in VI, Lagos.

She was awarded a transformational leadership award at Emory University Hospital in the US in 2011.

She is the co-founder of Alfo health care initiative, an NGO dedicated to assist underprivileged women and children to gain access to affordable health care.

Mrs Ogunyemi was the deputy director of the APC presidential campain committee, medical directorate. She initiated a health town hall attended by vice president


Shettima and other dignitaries within the health sector.

An advocate for women inclusion in governance, Mrs Ogunyemi is the immediate past chairperson of the Women in politics arm of Women in management, business and governance (WImBIz).

An avid football fan, Kemi Ogunyemi supports Arsenal. She is married with children and grandchildren.

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