DR SONNY FOLURUNSO KUKU, FRCP, FWACP, FAS
An accomplished Endocrinologist, Administrator, and Entrepreneur, Dr. Sonny Folorunso Kuku was born in Jos, Plateau State on January 3, 1944. He obtained his tertiary education at the University of Lagos and University of London, and graduated with the degrees of Bachelor of Science [Hons.], Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [MB, BS], Master of Science in Pathology, Doctor of Medicine, & Doctor of Philosophy.
Dr. Sonny Kuku’s working career has taken him through critical appointments within and outside Nigeria. They include Pre-Doctoral Fellow University of Rochester, New York [1968-1969], House Officer, Lagos University Teaching Hospital [LUTH, 1970-1971], and Research Assistant, Royal Post-Graduate Medical School, London [1971-1974].
A Senior Fellow at the Pritzker School Medicine, University Chicago, Illinois [1974-1975], Dr. Sonny Kuku also served as a Senior Lecturer at the College of Medicine of University Lagos for about three years.
In 1978, he and two other eminent medical experts – Drs. Eneli and Obiorah – established The EKO Hospital – easily one of Nigeria’s best medical facilities. He is a Joint Chief Medical Director of the Hospital as well as the Chairman, Immunoassay Laboratories Limited and Ekocorp. PLC.
Beyond the field of medicine, Dr. Sonny Kuku has been pressed into service on some other national assignments. He was Pro-Chancellor & Chairman of Council, Ogun State [Olabisi Onabanjo] University, Ago-Iwoye between 1993 & 1999, Chairman, Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State Universities & Tertiary Hospitals, from 1995 to 1999, and Director, Midas Merchant Bank for about five years. He has been the Chairman of Midas Stockbrokers Limited since 1990.
A Fellow &Trustee of the National Post-Graduate Medical College, Nigeria since 1993, Dr. Sonny Kuku is a Fellow, Royal College of Physicians; Fellow & past President, West African College of Physicians; Fellow, Nigeria Academy of Science; Member & Honorary Life President, Nigerian Society of Endocrinology; and Member & past Vice-President, Pan-African Diabetes Study Group. He is also the first African Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians of South Africa.
Dr. Sonny Kuku’s attainments have been acknowledged severally locally and internationally. Listed as a Noteworthy Endocrinologist in Marquis Who’s Who, he is the recipient of the First Distinguished Alumnus award of University Lagos; and Ambassador of Goodwill for the City of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
He is happily married with children.
Ladies & Gentlemen, we respectfully invite Dr. Sonny Folorunso Kuku to receive the “2020 Hallmarks of Labour Role Model Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Medicine”.