Biography Of Lagos State Governorship Candidate For The All Progressives Congress, APC: Dr. Leke Pitan is a versatile public administrator of note, a visionary leader, an astute change agent and a good people’s manager. He is one of the few Nigerians and perhaps Lagos State indigenes that had the rare opportunity to attend top notch schools in Nigeria; namely, Igbobi College, where he came out with grade 1 distinction, Kings College and the prestigious University of Ibadan between 1971 and 1982.
He studied Medicine at University of Ibadan (MBBS) where he came out with distinctions in Anatomy and later had his Masters in Public Health from Lagos State University as the best graduating student.
Upon graduation, he was able to gather extensive work experiences covering the public and private sectors respectively. His public sector experience began as a medical officer at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, then General Hospital Lagos and State Hospital Shagamu (Ogun State) between 1982 and 1985. His meritorious services at these public institutions continue to speak for him.
His foray into private sector health sector services (1985 to 1999) later positioned him as the Medical Director of Mayowa Hospital. Like a gold fish, he was sought after even from the private sector to lend some of his valuable experiences to Healthcare Management in the Public Health domain.
While working as a health practitioner, he had equal passion and commitment for political activities. He was one of the few Nigerians that worked endlessly and tirelessly to end military rule in Nigeria. Having beeen tutored by the likes of Alhaji Lateef lakande, he has always carried the burden of how to ensure that the average Nigerian derives good benefits of governance; especially the people of Lagos State.
The government of Lagos State in its wisdom appointed Dr. Leke Pitan as the First Commissioner of Health in the new democratic dispensation, having noticed his passion to deliver people centred services in the State. SEE MORE ON PAGE 2