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Christopher Okojie’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian politician
Is Politician
From Nigeria
Type Politics
Gender male

Christopher Okojie was a Nigerian doctor, nationalist and was leader of the Mid-West regional House of assembly from 1964-1966. He was a former Health minister and president of the Nigerian Medical Association. As minister, he was instrumental in pushing ahead a National Insurance Health Scheme. He died on October 7, 2006 at the age of 86.

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Career

During the colonial era, he returned to his native district, the Esan division of present-day Edo State and started the Zuma Memorial Hospital, a private service, that tried to supplement inadequate health services in Esan land. At the age of 85, he still gave audience to patients who came to his hospital.

Personal Life

He married Olayemi Phillips, and they had seven children. Their children include daughters: Oseyi Oigboke, Anehita Akinsanya, Adesua Ilegbodu and Ebemeata Ani-Otoibhi – and sons: Isi Okojie, and twins Ihimire Okojie and Ehidiamen Okojie (who died in December 2009). He owned and lived in a large estate, Zuma Memorial, in Irrua, Edo State which comprised his personal residence, a hospital (Zuma Memorial Hospital), orphanage and accommodation for medical and domestic staff.