Moses Majekodunmi

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Moses Adekoyejo Majekodunmi is a Nigerian titled chief of Lagos and Abeokuta and the chairman of St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos. During the Nigerian first republic, he was a senator and later federal minister of state, Army and then minister of Health , (1961-1966). He is also known for assuming the duty of administrator of the Western region in 1962 after a state of emergency was proclaimed.

He is a prolific author who has written a few published books including an autobiography.


M.A. Majekodunmi was born to chief James. B. Majekodumi, the Otun of the Egbas. He attended Abeokuta Grammar School, St Gregory's, Lagos and then went to University of Dublin where he bagged a 2nd class honours in Anatomy and Physiology in 1936, and later in 1938 and 1940, a 1st class honours in Bacteriology and clinical medicine. While in Dublin, he worked as an house physician at the National Children's Hospital in 1941 and the Rotunda Hospital (1941-1942). He returned to the country in 1943 and became a medical officer in the Nigerian medical service. From 1949 to 1960, he worked with the Nigerian and Federal Medical Services as a gynaecologist and obstetrician and was also a consulting doctor with Massey Street Maternity Hospital, Lagos, General Hospital, Lagos and Creek Hospital also in Lagos.

In the 1960s, he was a member of the Nigerian senate and later held board memberships with Westminster Dredging Company and Union Bank.

He founded St Nicholas Hospital and once served as secretary of the Nigerian branch of the British Medical Association. He was alas chairman of the Egba Maternity Clinic.