One woman who stepped up the military ladder and broke records medically is Maj. Gen Abimbola Olatilewa Amusu.
She is a pathologist who specializes in Haematology and Blood Transfusion. Major General Abimbola Olatilewa Amusu is a Nigerian soldier who commanded the Nigerian Army Medical Corps from 2015 to 2018. She was the second female officer in the history of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps to have commanded the corps. She was appointed after the retirement of Major General Obashina Ayodele.
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Amusu holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Health Management) from Lagos State University, She is also an examiner with the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and a Member of Faculty Board; Faculty of Pathology, at the same college. Amusu is at present the authority of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps.
Abimbola Olatilewa Amusu joined the Nigerian Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in June 1982, she was the Director and Chief Consultant Hematologist, 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Kaduna from September 2014 to December before she was made the Medical Corps Commander, an office she held until her retirement in 2018. She retired from the Nigerian Army in December 2018. She was among the two Major Generals and three Brigadier Generals that were pulled out of service at the Nigerian Army Medical Corps in Lagos in 2018.
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She is the second female to attain the rank of Major General in the Nigerian Army and to command the Nigerian Army Medical Corps. As coordinator of the Nigerian Army AIDS Control Programme, she was instrumental in the integration of US PEPFAR-funded laboratory support for HIV and non-HIV patients in the army hospitals. The model in the army hospitals is now being replicated across the country.
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