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My Life

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Henry Ayo Abimbola is a native of Ijebu Remo origin who was born at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria on April 20, 1964 to High Chief Festus Olatilewa Abimbola and Princess Agnes Okalo Momodu. 

 

His early childhood was mostly spent between Lagos and Edo States.  He attended his primary education at Government School Irrua, Edo State as well as Government Demonstration School, Gbaja, Surulere, Lagos.  He received his secondary school education at the Annunciation Catholic College, Irrua and Parkadale Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

He joined the United States Navy’s elite Hospital Corpsman career field where he received medical and hospital management training before he attended the United States Marine Corps’ Field Medical Service School (FMSS) in order to go serve with U.S. Marines of the Fleet Marine Force (FMF).  He later attended the Joint-service Defence Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI) for specialized Instructor training on Combat Casualty Care Course (C4), and served as a Joint-service C-4 Instructor, from where he later retired from active duty status into veteran status.

 

He has trained and variously worked in the sociological, medical management, and public health fields.  He attended Georgia Perimeter College and Texas Southern University to study Health Information Management.  A graduate of Saint Leo University in the USA, and a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, his leadership, management and analysis expertise in government and healthcare sector spans two decades; including prior service with the former National Provident Fund Management Board in Nigeria in the mid-late 80s.  

 

An avid social commentator, freelance columnist, writer, and civil society leader, he has authored numerous pro-democracy features published online.  He is on the Board of three US-based civic organizations, and he is founder and president of US-based national non-profit Veteran Service Organization, which operates shelters for homeless U.S. military veterans and International Reform Order of Nigeria (IRON), a Texas-based political think tank.  He is also Executive Director of Citizens for Nigeria (CFN), a civil society organization which operates and runs Againstbabangida.com web site. 

 

Ayo currently manages War Casualties Tracking (WCT) programs for the United States Marine Corps’ Wounded, Ill and Injured Tracking Systems as a Recovery Care Coordinator by way of Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.  Ayo’s administrative, organizational and analytic skills will bear positively at the National Assembly, on his people in Ogun State, and on Nigeria as a whole.  Ayo is happily married to Mariam Bukola Lekuti Abimbola, and they are blessed with children.