Dr. Ebenezer Adekunle Ajayi, Chief Medical Director
Dr. Ebenezer Adekunle Ajayi, the Chief Executive/Accounting Officer of the FETH Ido-Ekiti was born on 2nd February, 1974 into the family of late Mr & Mrs J. B. Ajayi of the Royal family in Igogo Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State
He consolidated on his primary education at Emmanuel Anglican Primary, Igogo Ekiti from the year 1980 and obtained his primary six leaving certificate in 1985. His post primary school education took him to Igogo Commercial High School, Igogo Ekiti between 1985 – 1988 for his Junior Secondary School Certificate while between 1988 – 1991, he was at Unity Secondary School (now Government College), Usi Ekiti for his Senior Secondary School Certificate. He immediately got admission to study Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ilorin. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery in 1998.
He began his career as an House Officer between year 1999 – 2000 at Federal Medical Centre, Owo in Ondo State. He proceeded to Ekiti Anglican Diocese Hospital (Ile Abiye Hospital) in Ado Ekiti as a Senior House Officer in the year 2000. He forged ahead to observe his one year compulsory Youth Service to the Nation between year 2000 – 2001 at Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited in Kogi State as a Corp member. He was retained by the company as a Medical Officer due to his brilliance and dedication to duty after completion of his Youth Service in 2001 and diligently served in that capacity till 2003
In furtherance of his career, he was at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife (OAUTH) between 2003 – 2005 as a Registrar. He rose to become a Senior Registrar in the same hospital between year 2005 – 2007 after which he proceeded to the then (Federal Medical Centre, Ido Ekiti now Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti) as a Consultant Physician/Cardiologist in year 2008.
He moved on to join a team of vibrant young clinicians to pioneer the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti in late 2008 and held various administrative and program positions including the headship of the Department of Medicine.
This outstanding Physician was a Personal Physician to the then Executive Governor of Ekiti State Engr. Olusegun Oni between March, 2010 to October, 2010. Dr. Ajayi is a faculty member at the College of Medicine, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti where he rose to become an Associate Professor (Reader) of Medicine in 2015, the position he held till he was appointed the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti. He was also a visiting Locum Consultant to Shell Petroleum Development Company, Port-Harcourt between year 2011 to 2015. He was also a visiting Consultant to Chevron Hospital, Worri from 2014 till the time he was appointed as the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammodu Buhari (GCFR) following a competitive selection process midwifed by the Federal Ministry of Health for the plum position.
In his quest for excellence and professionalism in his field, he became a fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) and the American College of Physicians (FACP) in the year 2007 and 2015 respectively. He diversified from medicine into Business Administration in the year 2017 when he bagged a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU).
It is worthy of note that Dr. Ebenezer Adekunle Ajayi is a member of some professional bodies: Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), West Africa College of Physicians, (WACP), American College of Physicians (ACP), Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Nigerian Cardiac Society, Nigerian Hypertension Society, Life Member Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) among others.
In his scholarly adventures, Dr. Ebenezer Adekunle Ajayi has written and published in several local and international peer-reviewed academic journals in the field of medicine.
This budding administrator has a vision of leading a world class hospital that is dedicated to affordable, accessible, quality and comprehensive health care service delivery in a very respectful and peaceful environment.