Adego Erhiawarie Eferakeya

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Adego Erhiawarie Eferakeya
National Senator
In office
May 2007 – May 2011
Preceded by Felix Ibru
Succeeded by Akpor Pius Ewherido
Constituency Delta Central
Personal details
Born (1940-07-09) 9 July 1940 (age 74)
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Profession Medical Practitioner/Pharmacist, Politician

Adego Erhiawarie Eferakeya is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for the Delta Central constituency of Delta State, Nigeria in April 2007. He ran on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform.[1]

Background[edit]

Adego Erhiawarie Eferakeya was born at Adagbrasa of Aghalokpe, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria, on 9 July 1940.

He gained a B Pharm from the University of Ife in 1969, a PhD from the University of Kansas Medical Centre (USA) in 1975, and an MD (Pharmacologist and Toxicologist, Physician) from the University of Kansas in 1977. He became a Professor of Pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Benin in 2005.[2]

Before running for the Senate, he was Chairman of the Hospital Management Board; Head of the Department of Pharmacology; Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy; Secretary of the Urhobo Political Forum Elders Council and Grand Knight of the Sepele Sub-Council.[1] He has authored or coauthored a number of papers, particularly dealing with pharmacy and blood pressure.[3][4][5]

Senate career[edit]

Adego Erhiawarie Eferakeya was elected to the National Senate for the Delta Central constituency in 2007 representing the People's Democratic Party (PDP). He was appointed to committees on Privatization, Health, Ethics & Petition, Establishment & Public Service and the Environment.[1]

In March 2008, there was controversy about the N300 million unspent 2007 budget of the Federal Ministry of Health. Some members of the Senate Health Committee visited Ghana on a trip funded by the ministry. Senator Eferakeya went on the trip, but denied receiving any of the N10 million allegedly handed to members of the committee. He called on the chairman of the committee, Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello to explain what happened to the money.[6] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned former Health Minister, Adenike Grange and nine others over corruption, including Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello.[7]

In May 2009, Senator Adego Eferakeya gave 100 motorcycles to youths in his constituency at a ceremony in his senatorial office in Eferakeya Hospital, Amukpe near Sapele, Delta State.[8]

In July 2009, he was among senators who called for the creation of new states as part of the process to amend the 1999 constitution.[9]

In October 2009, he led the Senate debate on a bill seeking to establish a national DNA data bank to help in the investigation of crime and identification of unknown corpses. The bill passed its second reading.[10]

He objected to the October 4th deadline by the Federal government for ending the amnesty it had granted to militants in the Niger Delta, saying termination of the amnesty was premature.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Prof. Adego Erhiawarie Eferakeya KSM". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 22 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-31. [dead link]
  2. ^ "REPRESENTATIVES OF DELTA STATE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY". Delta State. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  3. ^ RUBEN D. BUÑAG and ADEGO E. EFERAKEYA (1976). "Immediate hypotensive after-effects of posterior hypothalamic lesions in awake rats with spontaneous, renal, or Doca hypertension1". European Society of Cardiology. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  4. ^ Adego E. Eferakeya, Jemine E. Imasuen (January 1986). "Relationship of menopause to serum cholesterol and arterial blood pressure in some Nigerian women". Public Health. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  5. ^ Uchenna I. EZE, Adego E. EFERAKEYA, Azuka C. OPARAH, Ehijie F. ENATO (2007). "Assessment of prescription profile of pregnant women visiting antenatal clinics". pharmacypractice.org. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Senator disowns Iyabo Obasanjo over N10m Ghana trip". The Nation. 6/4/2008. Retrieved 2009-10-31.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ Tony Orilade/Abuja (April 15, 2008). "Facing The Music". Independent Communications Network. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  8. ^ Akatakpo Frank (2009-05-31). "Senator donates 100 Motorcycles to youths". The Nation. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  9. ^ Sufuyan Ojeifo (23 July 2009). "Nigeria: Constitution Amendment Faces States Creation Hurdle". This Day. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  10. ^ "Bill to establish DNA databank passes second reading". The Nation. 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  11. ^ Ignatius Okorocha. "Amnesty: Lawmaker Objects to Deadline". Niger Delta Standard. Retrieved 2009-10-31. [dead link]