Principal Officers




Professor Michael Fidelis Esiekpe Diejomaoh, currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kuwait University, Kuwait, recently appointed The Vice Chancellor PAMO UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA, has been teaching Obstetrics and Gynaecology to undergraduate medical students and postgraduate resident doctors undergoing their specialist training for well over forty years. Professor Diejomaoh had his undergraduate education at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, where he obtained the MB BS with distinctions. His postgraduate training started at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, and was eventually completed at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Huntley Street, University College Hospital, London, UK.

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He completed a one –year fellowship training in Human Reproduction and Family Planning at the Margaret Sanger Research Bureau, New York, USA, during his elective year during his residency training. On successful completion of his residency training he secured the MRCOG in 1974. He was appointed an academic staff at the University of Benin on return from the UK and ultimately rose through the ranks and was promoted to the rank of professor in 1982. As an academic staff at the University of Benin, Professor Diejomaoh attended numerous short term postgraduate training programmes in various institutions including George Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA and the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was awarded the FRCOG in 1986. Professor Diejomaoh has trained and mentored many residents in Obstetrics and Gynaecology both in Nigeria and overseas including Kuwait. He has been involved in the administration and in the organization and running of postgraduate training programmes for the postgraduate medical colleges in Nigeria and West Africa, where he also held the highest faculty positions. Professor Diejomaoh has vast experience in University Administration spanning through many years at the University of Benin and Kuwait University. At the University of Benin he served in most of the committees of the university at various periods including Senate, Appointments and Promotions Committee and also as the Chairman of the University Health Center Board. He served as the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and also as Dean, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, for various periods. During his service at the University of Benin he was the recipient of research and training grants from many organizations including Johns Hopkins University and the Pathfinder Fund. At Kuwait University, he was also appointed Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, and he also served in various committees. He is currently the Chairman of the HSC Ethics Committee of the Health Sciences Center, Kuwait University, Kuwait, a position he has held since 2014. The HSC Ethics Committee oversees the ethical aspects of all the research in the Health Sciences Center, Kuwait University, Kuwait. Professor Diejomaoh has served in many other capacities at the state and federal levels in management boards and special sensitive committees in Nigeria. He has held many other administrative positions outside Nigeria including serving also as Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Saudi Arabia. Professor Diejomaoh has been involved in many collaborative research projects both in Nigeria and Kuwait. His research interests include Adolescent Gynaecological problems, Family Planning, Infertility and High Risk Obstetrics with emphasis on medical problems such as Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiac Disease and Hypertensive Disorders and Perinatology. In recent years in Kuwait his research has been mainly in the complex area of Recurrent Spontaneous Miscarriage. He has attended numerous local and particularly international conferences and made conference presentations. He has delivered many guest lectures at conferences and has been invited to deliver special guest lectures. He has published chapters in books including many conference proceedings. He has also published over 100 scientific articles in international and local peer reviewed journals and he has also published many abstracts. He is a reviewer to many highly rated international peer reviewed journals. Professor Diejomaoh has been a recipient of many awards and honours. He is also a member of many international and local medical associations and societies including the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Professor Diejomaoh has been a practising obstetrician and gynaecologist since 1974 and he has served as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynacelogist both at University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria and at Maternity Hospital, Kuwait and also in Saudi Arabia. He is a Knight of Saint Mulumba.


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Barr. W. U. G. IMOEDEMHE, Ph.D

Barr. Walter U. G. Imoedemhe, Ph.D is a trained and qualified Barrister and Solicitor. An experienced and committed University Administrator. He worked as a solicitor with the Law Firm of Esijiomi Rewane and Associates in Lagos, Nigeria after graduation from the Nigerian Law School. He was enrolled into the Nigeria Bar in 1992. Had a stint at the College of Education, Igueben, Edo State, Nigeria where he obtained the National Certificate in Education (NCE) in 1983. Walter completed the National Youth Service at Government College, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria in 1984.

Walter was first appointed into the Nigerian university system as a pioneer Senior Assistant Registrar for a newly created Department of Legal services at the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria in 2001. Here, he interfaced with university external advocates, administrative and legal advising, and brief writing and so on.

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In 2005, Walter was promoted to the rank of Principal Assistant Registrar and seconded as pioneer Legal Officer/Administrative Officer to kick-start a newly created College of Petroleum and Gas Engineering in Effurum, Delta State, now Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun. On return in April 2007, he was appointed the Faculty Officer/School Secretary, School of Dentistry, University of Benin.

As Deputy Registrar, Walter managed several top cadre administrative positions at various times. This includes administrative headship of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Ekewan Campus, Personnel Junior Staff Division, School of Post- Graduate Studies and Centre for Entrepreneurship Division between August 2009 and March, 2017.

Following a three year bonded Training Leave to undertake a Doctorate programme, Walter graduated with the award of a Doctorate Degree in Public Law from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria in 2017.

It was from the position as Deputy Registrar that Dr Imoedemhe got appointed on 14th December 2017 as Pioneer Registrar, PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. This appointment propelled him to the peak of his career in the University system in Nigeria.

Despite Dr. Walter Imoedemhe’s busy schedule as Registrar, he has devoted time to writing and has a chapter in a published book and seven (7) articles in journals to his credit. His Law Textbook in print, scheduled for publication is at an advanced stage. Walter is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Chartered, (NIM) and has several University commendations and a certification in Security Surveillance, amongst others.

Dr. Imoedemhe is a lover of sport and an active hockey player and sport administrator. Walter participated in the 6th African Games held in 1995 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is currently a member of the Nigerian Hockey Federation, a Technical Official of the International Hockey Federation, member of the African Hockey Federation Events and Competition Committee. Walter is the Executive Coordinator, Nigeria Hockey Masters. His most remarkable sports achievement is the Bendel State Sports scholarship Award in 1990.

Barr. Walter is married to Barr. (Dr.) Ovo Catherine Imoedemhe. Lecturer, Department of International Law. University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. They have three children, Oyarelemi, Oghenakogie and Aghunopua.


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Dr. Promise Ifeoma Ilo is currently the University Librarian, PAMO University of Medical Sciences Port Harcourt, and the immediate past University Librarian, Covenant University Ota. She holds a B.A., MLS  and PhD in Library and Information Science from the  prestigious  University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Dr Promise Ilo won the awards for the best graduating student of the Department of Library Science, and that of the School of Education, College of Education, Eha-Amufu (1989).  She equally holds the ALCTS Training Award of the American Library Association for Librarians from developing countries (2019)

Dr. Ilo started her Librarianship career as a Graduate Assistant in Enugu State University of Science and Technology before relocating to Lagos. In a bid to contribute to the development of school librarianship, she joined ADRAO International School, Victoria Island Lagos where she coordinated the library services for the Senior Secondary Section.

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While in Covenant University, she had the privilege of International Study Visit to benchmark the following university libraries: University of Lancaster, Aston University and Birmingham City University, all in the United Kingdom.

Dr Ilo has published over forty six (46) journal articles and book chapters, about twenty seven of which are indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. She was the Editor of Covenant Journal of Library and Information Science (CJLIS). She is a reviewer for international journals and local ones.

She chaired the Committee that drafted the proposal of Covenant University Children Centre Library. Dr Promise Ilo has attended and presented papers at both national and international conferences. She has equally attended various trainings such as: National Quality Infrastructure Project for Nigeria, Leadership and Management Courses, Elsevier Training for Science Direct and Scopus, among others.

Dr. Ilo is a member of the Association of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities, (AULNU), Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Cataloguing and Classification Association of the Nigerian Library Association and foundation member, Nigerian Coalition of Librarians for Open Access (NiCLOR). She served as a member of Church Action Committee on HIV/AIDS in the Diocese of Lagos West. Dr Promise Ifeoma Ilo is also a member of the Gideons International, Nigeria.

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Miss. Chiamaka Okoli, a graduate of Accounting (B.Sc.) from the University of Port-Harcourt, an ICAN Certified Professional Accountant and a member of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.

Her career started in 2008 with KCBC Partners, specialists in Forensic Audit, where she rose to the position of Audit Manager and led Audit teams to Companies whose operations range from Advertising and Logistics to Oil and Gas Services.

Chiamaka Okoli later moved to Mahogany Capital Limited, a Financial Advisory Specialist in Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Capital Restructuring and Private Capital Raising. There, she served as Finance Analyst and Chief Accounts Manager and worked in synergy with a team of Financial Advisers on Private Capital Raising, as well as Asset and Financial Management with Gresham Assets Management.

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In 2018, PAMO University of Medical Sciences appointed Chiamaka Okoli as a Principal Accountant. Since then, she has been coordinating the Financial, Budgetary Assets and Tax matters of the Institution. Currently, she oversees the Bursary Department with the added responsibility of Treasury Management, Salaries, Pension schedules and Administrative matters.

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