Nigeria’s leading provider of integrated identity management, Chams Plc, has announced the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika as the new Board Chairman of Chams Plc.
Prior to her retirement from the Federal civil service in January 2013, Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika had occupied several positions before rising to the post of a permanent secretary.
She was National Coordinator/Chief Executive of the National Programme on Immunisation, Director (Parastatals) in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; Director (Department of Community Relations & Youth Development) in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
She was at various times the Permanent Secretary at the Federal Ministries of Internal Affairs, Science & Technology and Power. Awosika before joining the Federal Civil Service worked in several hospitals in the country.
Awosika attended the Ahmadu Bello University where she graduated with a degree in Pharmacy. She then obtained her M.Sc. in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Bradford and capped it with a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Technology from the University of Bradford.
She also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in 2006. Awosika became a fellow of the West African Post-Graduate College of Pharmacy in 1998, and a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) in 2001.
She is the daughter of Nigeria’s one time Minister of Finance, Festus Okotie-Eboh.