DR. GODWIN ANETOR AKHABHOA
Dr. Godwin Akhabhoa was born to Mr & Mrs Akhabhoa Okoruwa at Uzea in Ishan, Edo State.
He attended Olinlin Primary School, Uzea and St/ Johns Bosco’s College, Ubiaja both in Edo State. He graduated from university of Ibadan in 1989 where he studied Medicine and Surgery. Also went to West African Postgraduate Medical College and the National Medical College and graduated in 2001.
He joined the Lagos Public service through the Lagos Hospital Management Board in 2001 as a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Orile – Agege General Hospital. He later was transferred to Ikorodu General Hospital then Isolo General Hospital and Later Ajeromi General Hospital.
He became the CMD/CEO of Ajeromi General Hospital in 2016 and later CMD/CEO of Isolo General Hospital. He has been involved in free health services for Indigent people in Lagos State for 10 years particularly in his field of O & G – Woman health, An avid advocate for better maternal healthcare and women right Protection. He is married to Mrs Victoria Akhabhoa and blessed with children.
Dr. Godwin is a simple man with humble beginnings. I was extremely inspired in my interview with him. There is really no excuse for failure.
Read this very interesting, inspiring interview to the very end. Enjoy!
My passion is to lift people that are unable to lift themselves either because of issues of work, poverty and health. Especially if you see the potential. In my village I give some children scholarships sometimes as little as N5000 for them to start primary school. At least any of these children given an opportunity in education can become someone. Every little contribution goes a long way. This brings me joy and happiness.
My first advice is to be passionate. Everything you do is a project. Be sure of where and what you will do not just for a short term but a long term. Avoid distractions especially when you look at others, stay focused; learn to differentiate noise from music.
Don’t be prepared to give excuse for failures
You are only accountable to yourself. I lost my father at form 1. Education is the only single most important instrument to lift someone out of poverty. As a medical student, I remember I had taken a trailer not bus to school from my town to University of Ibadan College of Medicine in Oyo State.
I promised myself that I will always do good always because of my background. Failing is not an option. My late father always says Hardwork, Hardwork, Hardwork!
As a Gynaecologist, I love doing the best thing in life and that is to give and not to expect anything in return. Be God fearing, don’t do anything just because it is easy or convenient but do it because it’s the right thing to do.
Honestly I can only say it’s the grace of God and peace of mind. I really try to eat healthy and exercise when I have the time. I also have a family that gives me peace. What I cant get, I don’t need. Be nice to others, this will also help you to be happy.
My hobbies are watching sports and am also a social commentator.
Ignorance and lack of finance is one of the biggest issues and this can be overcome by reading to have knowledge and also accepting if there is a condition. Couples do not need to blame one another. There is always a solution.
The use of traditional medicine has also affected and complicated some couples chances of having children.