Hon (Dr) (Rotn) Omede Idris hails from Odu, in Dekina District of Dekina local government area in Kogi state.
He was born to the Family of Omede Yusuf Edegbo ofOdu in Dekina LGA of Kogi State, on 10th September, 1962. He had his Primary Education at Methodist Primary School Kano (1970 – 1976) and his Secondary Education at Federal Government College, Kano (1976 – 1981). Thereafter, he was admitted to University of Jos, Plateau State (1981 – 1987) where he obtained Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Bm.Bch) degree. He later had Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.He was the Chairman of his MPH class set. He is a fellow of Nigerian Medical Association (Fnma), a Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(fnipr) and A fellow National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria(Fnimn).
Omede Idris is a former President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and Kogi state governorship aspirant for the 2019 election.
He had his working experience beginning with Housemanship at the thenGeneral Hospital (now FMC) Makurdi, Benue State 1987-88. He had the oneyear NYSC at Yola, in former Gongola (Now Adamawa) state in 1988-89. Hewas in-charge of the camp clinic and was the Chairman, State Health team ofNYSC Community Development Services(CDS). At the end of the service year,he immediately took up employment with the then Gongola State Civil Serviceas a Medical Officer at State Specialist hospital, Yola.
He worked in the StateSpecialist Hospital, Yola from 1989-1993. Thereafter opted for private medicalpractice. He has been in Private Medical Practice in Adamawa Hospital limitedYola, Adamawa state, since 1993 to date. He is the Chief Executive Officer ofAdamawa hospital, Yola.
He was elected into various posts in Nigerian Medical Association(NMA), Adamawa state branch, following the creation of Adamawa state from Gongola state in 1991. He was also appointed into various NMA committees in Adamawa State between 1992- 1998. 1
He was elected NMA Deputy Secretary General(National) 2000-2002, and was the Secretary of All standing Committees of NMA 2000-2002.
He was chairman of many national committees of NMA, notably Conference Organizing 2002-2004, Immunization 2004-2006, Doctors Car Plate number 2006-2008, National Health Insurance 2008-2010; Building and Investment 2014 to date. He was elected the National President of Nigerian Medical Association a two year tenure(2010 – 2012). He was elected as: Second (2nd) Deputy President of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) 2012-2014; and First (1st) Deputy President of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria(APBN) 2014-2016; and President of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) on 28th September, 2016 for a two year tenure 2016-2018. APBN is an Association of Professions, institutes, institutions, societies and associations who by directly or their regulatory councils or bodies are registered by an Act of Parliament, providing advisory role and professional support to Government for sustainable development. APBN currently has 30 professional member bodies.
Dr. Omede Idris served as Honorable Commissioner of Health, Kogi State from July 2012 to April 2014.He was reappointed, when the state Executive Council was reconstituted, again as Commissioner of Health, in Kogi state from July2014 to 26th January, 2016. He was the Chairman of Kogi state Commissioners`forum, from July 2014 to January 2016.He was a member of the then Rotary club of Jimeta, Adamawa state. He is now a Member of Rotary Club of Yola. He was a Secretary, Vice President and Director of International service, Director Community services of Rotary Club of Jimeta between 1996-1999, President of Rotary Club of Jimeta 2000-2001; Assistant Governor of Rotary District 9120, Adamawa & Taraba state 2001-2002. In 2012-2013, he was District 9125, Chairman National Polio Plus Committee (NPPC).
As a Rotarian and Past President of Rotary, he carried out community projects targeted at the poor, less privileged and provision of Health Care Services to the poor and needy. He is a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF).He was the President of Inikipi Club of Nigeria, 1993- 1996.The club had functional base and members in Yola, but the administrative headquarter was at Anyigba.
The club programs and activities centered on sensitization and mobilization of Igala sons and daughters, particularly the elders with youth participation to enhance unity of purpose, inclusiveness, togetherness, and common interest of the people and the Kingdom for sustainable development. Programs and activities of the club were held in 1993 and 1994 at Anyigba and at Ata Palace, Idah in 1995 with attendance of prominent elders of the Kingdom living within and outside the kingdom.
He is widely travelled within and outside Nigeria for Professional, Business and Associations’ Conferences, Meetings, Workshop, Seminars and other activities,including World Health Assembly 2013,Geneva, Switzerland and first ever Global Maternal and Newborn conference 2015 at Mexico, U.S.A. and several occasions to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has at various times in many states of the Federation including FCT Abuja, being a Resource Person, Facilitator,Trainer, Lead Discussant, Panelist, Guest Speaker and Keynote Speaker in many conferences, Seminars and workshops on Public health, contemporarystate and national issues; Youth as agents for peace, Security and Socio-Economic development. He has also being Guest speaker to Igala Community under the auspices of Igala Cultural and Development Association (ICDA) in Adamawa state on various topics. 3
He was the Keynote Speaker on the theme: “Crisis on multiple fronts: IgalaLanguage, Culture and Leadership in the 21st Century” at the September 2016 Annual conference of Igala Association, USA, which held at Boston,Massachusetts.
He was a central and state training facilitator to National Programme on Immunization (NPI) for National Immunization Days (NIDs) in2001 and 2005-2006.He has numerous awards from his Professional body(NMA), from many state branches, Including FCT Abuja, and National- Fellow NMA and the and other professional bodies and associations such as Fellow of Nigerian Institute Public Relations fellowship (Fnipr) 2017, National Institute of Marketing ofNigeria(Fnimn) Heads of Federal Establishments of the Federation in Yola,2005; Igala Cultural and Development Association, Adamawa State branch, Igala Students Association, Federal University of Technology (now ModibboAdama University of Technology), Yola; Rotary and Rotaract awards. Others are National Association of of Kogi State students (NAKOSS), National Youth Council, Kogi State chapter, National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Kogi State Branch, Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation, Lokoja, Kogi State. Also included are Dekina Local Government Young Elite Forum, Ambassador of Dekina Children, Kogi State Youth Parliament and Leadership award, Mass Communication Department, Kogi State University, Anyigba.
He is Chairman, Board of Trustees of Optimum Health Initiatives (OHI), and Member Board of Trustees of Maternal Health and Girl,s Right Network, both are Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO). Dr Omede Idris was a former Board Member of:
1. Federal Neuropsy chiatry Hospital Maiduguri, 2000 – 2004
2. National Orthopedic Hospital, Dala Kano, Kano State, 2005 – 2007
3. Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State 2009 – 2011
4.Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)- The council is the regulatory body of Medical and Dental Practice and Practitioners in Nigeria. 2010-2012
5. Member of the Disciplinary Tribunal of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (2010 – 2012).
6. National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Abuja, April 2013 to July 2015.
7.Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria-2013 to July 2015
Dr Omede Idris is married to Hajiya Fatima Idris, a Civil Servant and Blessed with Children. He has many siblings, relations and an aged father.
On the 24th Of April 2019, Hon (Dr) (Rotn) Omede declared interest to contest for governorship of Kogi State under PDP_ party.