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Dr. Ebiwumi Taiwo ONI was born on June 4th 1958 at Ikare in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.

He attended Emmanuel and St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary Schools, Ikare from 1965 to 1968 and 1969 to 1970 respectively; and Victory College, Ikare from 1971 to 1975 for his secondary school education. He went further to the University of Ilorin from 1977 to 1983 where he qualified as a Medical Doctor after obtaining the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BS). He obtained a post graduate degree in community health (Master of Community Health; M.Comm.H) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 2007.

Dr. Ebiwumi Taiwo ONI

He had his mandatory one year internship training at the State Specialist Hospital Ado-Ekiti in Old Ondo State from 1983 to 1984. Thereafter, he proceeded to serve the nation for one year in the NYSC scheme as Medical Officer of Health in Orlu Local Government Area in Imo State from 1984 to 1985.

He also worked as medical officer in Bene’s Clinic, a private hospital in Port Harcourt, Rivers State from 1985 to 1987.

Dr. Oni joined the service of the then Ondo State again in 1987 and served as Medical Officer in charge of Comprehensive Health Centre, Aramoko-Ekiti in 1987; Medical Officer, State Specialist Hospital Ado-Ekiti September 1987 to 1993; and State Specialist Hospital Akure, 1993 to 2002.

Positions Held In The Ministry of Health


  • Principal, Ondo State School of Health Technology, Akure October 2002 – August 2003;
  • Deputy Director, Primary Health Care and Disease Control, Ondo State Ministry of Health, October 2003 to July 2005;
  • Director and HOD, Department of Hospital Services, 2005 to 2010;
  • Director and HOD, Department, Primary Health Care & Disease Control August 2010 – December 2011;
  • Acting Permanent Secretary, December 2011 to 30th March 2012;
  • Permanent Secretary 1st April 2012.

Courses/Trainings Attended with Certificates


  • Performance Based Financing (PBF) by SINA Health International at Mombasa Kenya. (October 2011)
  • Managing Change and Innovation at U.I. November/December 2009
  • 2nd International Ultrasound Seminar in Abuja, Nigeria by Afro-Asia Institute of Medical Sciences (October 2007)
  • Mobilizing Human & Material Resources for MDGs by U.I. Continuing Education Unit, University of Ibadan (2005)
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam Steps 1 & 2 (1994)
  • Training Program in Minilaparotomy under Local Anaesthesia (1991)
  • Clinical and Ethical Update Courses by NMA, MDCN, NPHCDA
  • Mid-level Management Training (MLM) for Primary Health Care in Nigeria by National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)

He is married to Mrs Helen Oluwatosin Oni who hails from Ido-Ani, in Ose LGA , Ondo State. They are blessed with two children.

Name Designation Period
Chief Barnabas Kolawole Permenent Secretary 1976 - 1977
Chief J.K. Akingbade Permenent Secretary 1977
Chief M.A. Popoola Permenent Secretary 1978
Chief J.B. Ojo Permenent Secretary 1979
Dr. J.I.A. Adetosoye Permenent Secretary 1980 - 1983
Mr. J.K Kolawole Permenent Secretary 1984
Mr. Omolorun Modupe Permenent Secretary 1985
Mr. Jaiyeola Coker Permenent Secretary 1986
Mrs Janet Oluwasanmi Permenent Secretary 1986 - 1987
Dr. H.T. Aladesawe Permenent Secretary / Director General 1988 - 1989
Chief D.A. Olaiya Director General 1990
Dr. J.F. Kolawole Director General 1993
Dr. A.O. Adetula Permenent Secretary 1999 - 2001
Dr. Afolabi A. Adewakun Permenent Secretary 2001 - 2005
Dr. Rhoda O. Adejuyigbe Permenent Secretary 2005 - 2006
Dr. Olu Ajewole Permenent Secretary  
Dr. B.L. Bade Omoloja Permenent Secretary  

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