OFFOBOCHE, Dr. Matthias Oko




MB, Ch.B, FRCOG obstetrician and gynaecologist, administrator, politician, born December 30,1936, Ugaga, Ogoja, Cross River State; married Juliana Akpowu Odo, 1969, three sons, three daughters; Education: St Benedict's School, Ogoja, 1944-51, Teacher Training College, Obuda, 1952, Mary Knoll Secondary School, Okuku, Ogoja, 1953-57,St Patrick's College, Calabar, 1958-59, University College, Dublin, Ireland, 1960-66, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, 1971-73; Career: served in various Hospitals in England and Ireland, including; Essex County Hospital, 1966, St Mary's Hospital I.O.W, 1967, Greenhank Hospital, Darlington, 1968, General Hospital, New Castle-Upon-Tyne, England, 1968, Scarsdale Hospital, Chester- field, 1969, Maternity Hospital, Waterford, Ireland, 1971, Women's Hospital, Leeds, 1972 and Bradford Royal Hospital, 1973; Medical Suprintendent, Joint Hospital, Ikom, 1969-71; Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Maternity Hospital, Ogoja, 1973-78; Proprietor/Medical Director, Offoboche Specialist Hospital and Maternity Hospital, Okuku, Ogoja, since 1978; Director, Federal Housing Authority, 1976-79; Deputy Governor, Cross River State, 1979- 83; member, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1973,' fellow, Nigerian Medical College in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1981; fellow, West African College of Surgeons, 1982; fellow, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1987; fellow, International Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians; member, British Medical Association; member, Irish Medical Association; Political Party: State and National Executive member, defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN), 1978-83; Traditional Titles: Ntui Ochima Biji of Ikom, Cross River State; Obong Uforo of Ikono, Akwa Ibom State; Decoration: awarded Knight of the Order of St Mulumba of the Roman Catholic Church; Hobbies: table tennis, reading; Official Address: Offoboche Specialist Hospital and Maternity Home, Okuku, Ogoja, Cross River State; Telephone: Ogoja 148; Home: Offoboche Estate, Ogoja, Cross River State; Telephone: Ogoja 159.
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