The Highest Paid Doctor in Nigeria

In this article, we shall be looking into the list of the highest paid doctor in Nigeria. The country is currently proud of the growing number of doctors and nurses across the states of the nation. This is because when it comes to choosing the highest paying academic courses in the universities, Medicine and Surgery is one of the few most chosen.

This choice is not only dependent on the salary or the financial gains that tend to come with it, but that there is the prestige or the dignity which it gives to the student or the person involved.

Below is the identity of the highest paid doctor in Nigeria which you may not know:

Ambrose Bryant Chukwueloka Orjiako

Ambrose Bryant Chukwueloka Orjiako is undoubtedly one of the richest doctors in Nigeria, and he is worth of $1.2 billion. It is certain that there is no medical student in Nigeria that hasn’t heard about this great medical practitioner. He is an inspiration to young doctors and medical students all over Nigeria.

He is the Chairman and co-founder of SEPLAT, a leading Nigerian independent oil and gas company listed on the London and Nigerian stock exchanges with a strategic focus on the Niger Delta of Nigeria. He was born in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, on the 2nd of October 1960 to the late Mr Daniel Obiesie Orjiako and late Mrs Rebecca Orjiako from Umuchima, Uli Anambra State.

He later sub-specialised in orthopaedic and trauma surgery and became a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons in 1996. In 2006, he completed the OPM program at Harvard Business School.

  • Versatility

Dr Ambrose has steered the company, in the space of five years, to steadily emerge as a global brand while attaining its remarkable growth aspirations. Under his watch, the company pioneered the dual listing of its shares on the Nigerian and London stock exchanges in 2014.

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  • Education

Dr Ambrosie Bryant Chukwueloka Orjiako was a brilliant student and led his class in secondary school. He gained admission into the University of Calabar to study Medicine and also graduated in 1985 as one of the best students.

As a student, he was the Director of the international federation of medical students, African Region and also a chairman of the Standing Committee of the African Medical students Association.

After obtaining an M.B.B.Ch. degree in 1985 from the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Nigeria, he trained as a General Surgeon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos.

  • Financial Enterprises

In 2009, his company Shebah Exploration and Production Company and Platform Petroleum Limited co-founded SEPLAT. Since its inception, he has remained the Chairman spearheading new business development and providing leadership on strategy and stakeholder relationships.

Under his leadership, the company has become a highly reputable Nigerian Independent recording several milestones comprising successfully closing landmark acquisitions, growing the company’s oil and gas production exponentially and becoming a well-run company with strong and transparent governance.

SEPLAT Energy PLC is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on the Niger Delta area of Nigeria.

He has been the chairman of SEPLAT Energy until 17 November 2021, Seplat Energy plc announces that its co-founder and pioneer Chairman, Dr. A.B.C. Orjiako has decided to step down as Chairman and from the Board of Directors of Seplat Energy Plc at the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May 2022.

In order to ensure an orderly transition, Dr A.B.C. Orjiako will remain the Chairman of Seplat Energy until the AGM, when he was succeeded by Roger Thompson Brown

Dr ABC has also performed very well in companies like Abbeycourt Trading Company Limited, Abbeycourt Energy Services Limited, Zebbra Energy Limited and Shebah Exploration and Production Company Limited.

He also has other business interests in construction, real estate development, pharmaceuticals and shipping. He went into a full-time business in 1996 after eleven years of active medical practice.

Others are:

  • Dr. Godwin Maduka – N500 billion
  • Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige – $40 million
  • Olubukola Abubakar Saraki – $100 million
  • Dr. Bankole A. Johnson – $30 million
  • Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche – $25 million
  • Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan – Millions of naira
  • Dr. Jonathan O. Nwiloh, MD – Millions of naira

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