Biographical Info

  • Gender Male
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Profession: Medical Practitioner
  • Awards/Honors/Titles: OON

Contact Info

  • Official Email:
  • Personal Phone: +234-802-321-8718, +2347026041264
  • Official Phone: +234-9-5238 362
  • Personal Website: Visit Page
  • Official Website Visit Page
  • Official Address:
    New Federal Secretariat Complex, Phase III, Ahmadu Bello Way, Central Business District, Abuja F.C.T, Nigeria.
  • Official Post Address:
    New Federal Secretariat Complex, Phase III, Ahmadu Bello Way, Central Business District, Abuja FCT.

Education Qualification

  • M.Sc: Nil
  • PhD: Nil

Professional History

  • Member - The Board of Directors: the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN).
  • Member: Public Health Foundation of Nigeria.
  • Chairman: Presidential Task Force on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunisation.
  • Chairman: the Avian and Pandemic Influenza Rapid Response Team.
  • Vice Chair : Intergovernmental Meeting (Group) of the World Health Organization and Chairman of its Technical Group.
  • First Chairman: Country Coordinating (CCM) for the Global Fund in Nigeria and raised millions US dollars for Nigeria.
  • Consultant : World Health Organization on, AIDS and haemorrhagic fever.
  • Project Director : Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)
  • Vice Chairman: REACH Care Foundation, Nigeria.

Professional Qualifications

Not Available

Education Rank

  • Senator Ahmad Rufai Sani
    Senator: ZAMFARA - WEST

  • Prof. Abdulsalami Nasidi
    Director: Special projects - MIN. OF HEALTH

  • Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe
    Senator: ABIA - SOUTH

Main Remuneration (Annual): Not Available
Other Remuneration (Annual): Not Available

Other Personal Information



He headed the Federal Vaccine Production Laboratory in Yaba for 7 years; while there he introduced a new method for the production of yellow fever vaccine, which was used successfully for the control of the 1986/1987 yellow fever outbreak in Benue State, Nigeria.


He was appointed as the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force for Polio Eradication and routine immunization in 2008 and his Task Force developed strategies that have led to the reduction by more than 95% and virtual elimination of circulating wild poliovirus in Nigeria. He co-developed Hepatitis B vaccine and anti-snake venom against the carpet viper and two other Nigerian poisonous snakes.


Appointed as Nigeria’s Chief Epidemiologist in 1991, he helped develop disease surveillance and notification system and a monthly epidemiological bulletin. In that position, he was also responsible for the IHR activities in the country. Dr Nasidi was also the Responsible Person for the National IHR Focal Point.

He was among 16 people who established the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, in Brussels, Belgium in the year 2002. He established Nigeria’s Country Coordinating Mechanism and served as its Chair for six years, in which position he oversaw the development of proposals that generated more than $600 million for Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS/AIDS, TB and Malaria programs. He also initiated a National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Nigeria.


He headed the Nigerian health sector taskforce response to the H1N1 pandemic, and participated in designing the national response to the pandemic. With the outbreak of H1N1, he played an active role in establishing a Nigerian laboratory in Abuja capable of diagnosing the influenza viruses, which then became the WHO reference laboratory for the country.


He has served on several WHO committees, most recently as Nigerian delegate and as Vice-Chair in the Intergovernmental Meeting on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Sharing of Influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits. He participated in the related technical working group for three years and served as Chair of the Technical Working Group.

He has authored more than 50 scientific publications and has been recognized by his country with a national honour, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).