Dr. Ibrahim Wada, obtained his MBBS degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1980. He held residency posts at Jos University Teaching Hospital (1982 – 1986), Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge UK (1986 – 1987) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn (1988 – 1999). He obtained the MRCOG in 1988.
He was Clinical Research Fellow in Reproductive Medicine at Manchester Fertility Services (1989-1990) and St. Mary’s hospital, Manchester (1991-1992). He has held Consultant posts at Bourn hall Clinic, Cambridge in (1992-1994), Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital (1994 – 1999) and he is presently a Chief Consultant at the National Hospital, Abuja. He was the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) at National Hospital from 2002 to 2004.
In addition to his medical qualifications, Dr. Wada holds a Master of Business Administration in International Hospitals and Healthcare Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Germany.
In 1996, he founded Nisa Premier Hospital as a dedicated fertility and assisted conception unit. The Centre’s breakthrough in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1998 was the first test tube baby authenticated by the Federal Government in Nigeria. More than 1000 IVF and intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) live births have been recorded in the hospital since then. Nigeria’s first ever “deep freeze” baby was born in Nisa Premier Hospital on 12th October 2001.
In 2007, he became the first Medical Director of Garki Hospital in the pilot Public Private Partnership (PPP) introduced by the Federal Capital Territory Administration to run government owned hospitals that had been poorly managed. Today, the hospital which could not be sustained is a success story.
Dr. Ibrahim Wada is a recipient of a National Award of the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) conferred on him by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2006. He is married with children.