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Professor Viola Onwuliri is the Foreign Affairs Minister

Professor Viola Onwuliri is the Foreign Affairs Minister of State 1 in Nigeria. She is the elected Representative for Africa on the Governing Council of the International Aids Society (IAS) for the control and elimination of HIV/AIDS, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The first Nigerian and the first African female to be elected into this position.


Professor Viola Onwuliri was previously a professor of biochemistry at Federal University of Technology Owerri, (FUTO) Nigeria and the President of the FUTO Women Association. She served as deputy Dean for the faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria for seven years. She has acted as Dean of the college of Medicine and Head of the department of biochemistry at the University of Jos. She was selected as Deputy Governor nominee for Imo State, Nigeria during the 2011 elections.

Prof Viola Onwuliri - Professor Viola Onwuliri

Professor Viola Onwuliri

Professor Viola Onwuliri Current Roles and Interests

Professor Viola Onwuliri is the Foreign Affairs Minister of State 1 in Nigeria. She is the elected Representative for Africa on the Governing Council of the International Aids Society (IAS) for the control and elimination of HIV/AIDS, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The first Nigerian and the first African female to be elected into this position. 

Previous roles/appointments:

Professor Viola Onwuliri was previously a professor of biochemistry at Federal University of Technology Owerri, (FUTO) Nigeria and the President of the FUTO Women Association. She served as deputy Dean for the faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria for seven years. She has acted as Dean of the college of Medicine and Head of the department of biochemistry at the University of Jos. She was selected as Deputy Governor nominee for Imo State, Nigeria during the 2011 elections.

Prof. Viola Adaku Onwuliri

Prof. Viola Adaku Onwuliri

Prof. Viola Adaku Onwuliri is an educationist, author, woman leader, and professor of Biochemistry. Born in Umuokisi, Amuzi, Ahiazu Mbaise local government area of Imo State.



Education:

She was educated at Owerri Girls’ Secondary School, Imo State, 1970-1974; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1975-1979; University of Jos, 1981-1991; Howard University, Washington DC, USA, 1990; Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. She obtained a Ph.D in Biochemistry from the University of Jos.

Career:

She was graduate assistant, 1981-1984; assistant lecturer, 1984-1987; lecturer 11, 1987-1990; lecturer 1, 1990-1993; senior lecturer, 1993-2001, reader, 2001-2004; professor, 2004. She is a member, executive committee, International AIDS Society, Geneva; Nigerian Society of Biotechnology; Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology; African Society for the Biochemistry of Lipids; founder, Federal University of Technology, FUTO, Women Association; member, Auxiliary K…