Precious Gems UK Team
- Dr. Oboh Achioyamen (MBBS, FRSPH, FRSA)FounderMBBS, FRSPH, FRSADr. Oboh Achioyamen (MBBS, FRSPH, FRSA)Founder
Oboh Achioyamen has a strong passion for community development and public health. He is Skilled in Intercultural Communication, Strategic Partnerships, Public Speaking, Organizational Leadership, and possesses great Interpersonal Skills. His passion has led to the initiation of several charitable organisations aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of members of the society.
He is a member of the Urban Health Section steering committee of the European Public Health Association. EUPHA.
Achioyamen is also the Chairman for Precious Gems Africa.
- Domina NirereCo-Founder/ CEODomina NirereCo-Founder/ CEO
Domina Nirere is an inspirational lady, passionate about the wellbeing of women and young people. She has dedicated most of her time to make sure that people who are disadvantaged in society are given a fair opportunity to make a difference in their lives especially women and young people. She is an exceptional community leader and has been able to work with and support women and young people across a wide range of nationalities in Bolton and Greater Manchester. She is a trained business analyst and a graduate of Business Management from the University of Bolton.
She was awarded as one of the most outstanding women leaders in Bolton at the Inspirational Women's Awards in 2017. Her ambition is to give meaning to the lives of people that she comes across.
- Sir David Anthony CrausbyPatron, Precious Gems UK/AfricaSir David Anthony CrausbyPatron, Precious Gems UK/Africa
Sir David Anthony Crausby MP is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Bolton North East since 1997. Crausby was born in Bury, Lancashire and worked as a lathe turner and as works convener for the Amalgamated Engineering Union. He was a Councilor for Bury District Council from 1979 to 1992 and was elected as an MP in 1997. Crausby was a member of the Social Security and Defense Select Committees. He was knighted by the Queen in the 2017 New Year Honors.
- Susan C RileyTrusteeSusan C RileyTrustee
Susan C Riley has 36 years in the care profession working in several roles, supporting children, young adults and the elderly with learning disabilities, physical, and mental health needs.
Riley is a member, board of Trustees of Precious Gems UK and passionately provides stimulating activities for the elderly living with dementia.
- DR. WILSON ABHULUIME OVIENRIAPrecious Gems Africa AdvisorBSc (HONS), MBBS, FWACS, FVRS, FARVO, FICSDR. WILSON ABHULUIME OVIENRIAPrecious Gems Africa Advisor
Dr. Wilson Abhuluime Ovienria holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree with Honours in Optometry from the University of Benin as well as a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the same University.
He is a member of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN), Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS), Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS) and member of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).
He is also a Fellow of the Vitreoretinal Subspecialty (FVRS) from Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh and holds a Developing Country Eye Researcher Fellowship of the Association of Researcher in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO).
He holds several National, Regional and International Certificates in short courses in various Subspecialties in Ophthalmology which includes Ophthalmic Microsurgery, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Ocular Oncology, and Oculoplastic Surgery.
He has presented papers in several National, Regional and International Conferences and is a resource person in various Update Courses of both the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and The West African College of Surgeons.
He is also a member of various professional bodies locally, and internationally.
- HON BENJAMIN ELOHOR SHARTADirector of StrategyHON BENJAMIN ELOHOR SHARTADirector of Strategy
Benjamin was born into an Urhobo family in Delta State, Udu local government, Ovwian community to be precise, He was born into the Sharta family and his both Parents hail from Ovwian community. He was born into a family where christainity is a must and that built his exemplary lifestyle and nurtured him to be a young man whom all youth will want to emulate. He attended Eyagbugbe Primary School, Ogberikoko Secondary School both in Ogberikoko community, Warri. Hon Benjamin Elohor Sharta further studied Computer Science where he got his B.sc from the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (UNIZIK), During his school days, due to is passion for entertainment, he went into Disc Jockery and he became the most popular Disc Jocker in Udu and it's environ and that's how he was nicknamed DJ Ben, because of his zeal in rebranding the society in all spheres of life, he contested and won the office of the President of DJs Association in Delta State.
Hon Benjamin Sharta aka DJ Ben humility is second to none and his love for the people's growth, he obeyed the Clarion call for him to serve them in Udu legislative chamber where he contested and won as a councillor in Ward 11 Ovwian community using the then opposition party Labour Party Presently All Progressive Congress (APC), His achievement in the local government legislative chamber is first of its kind that includes: The training of over 500 men, women and youth in different skills acquisition program through Hon Benjamin Sharta foundation, 5 scholarships were given to children in all quarters each in Ovwian community which he represented, He donated double overhead water tank and 5 mono pumps to his community, employment of women to be sweeping the community roads and they were duly paid monthly by him, he engaged the youths in football tournament yearly so as to bring more unity and peace through sportsmanship, He attracted several road projects to his community through the help of NDDC, there was mass distribution of chairs, tables and books to public schools, all this and many more were his achievements as a councillor and that what was led to the numerous award and accolades that was showered on him which includes: The Best Councillor in Delta State 2017, Recognition by foreign NGOs which later made him thier representative in Nigeria, Most Performing and Outstanding Urhobo Youth 2016, and many awards too numerous to mentioned.
Hon Benjamin Elohor Sharta aka DJ Ben has always defended democracy and he is a role model to so many youth aspiring for political offices in Delta State. He also flew the flag of the All Progressive Congress (APC) during the just concluded general election as thier Udu House of Assembly Candidate.
Hon Benjamin Sharta is a peace loving man and he is blessed with Mrs Helen Sharta and four lovely children.
- Dr Chinelo Juliana NnadiAssociateMBBS, BSc biochemistryDr Chinelo Juliana NnadiAssociate
I am a senior medical doctor at the department of community medicine at Irrua Specialist Hospital (ISTH). I am passionate about the health and well-being of women and young people.
- Dr. Nosa AkpedeDirectorMBBS, FWCPHDr. Nosa AkpedeDirector
Dr. Nosa Akpede is a graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria and a fellow of West African College of Physicians. She is a consultant public health Physician and the Acting Director, Institute of Lassa fever, Research and Control, Irrua Specialist teaching hospital, Edo state, Nigeria.
She is currently working with national and international research partners on viral hemorrhagic fevers with emphasis on yellow fever. Her other areas of interest are occupational health, nutrition, and social and rehabilitative medicine. She has co-authored some publications from research in public health.
Akpede is the Director of Precious Gems Africa and a member of the board of trustees.
- Imayuse Anthonia OghosaProject ManagerImayuse Anthonia OghosaProject Manager
Imayuse Anthonia Oghosa is a passionate and dedicated social worker who is interested in and has substantial experience in community development and socioeconomic health improvement of vulnerable members of the community. She is a disciplined and God-fearing individual who brings innovative and cutting-edge approaches into any sphere of influence.
Oghosa is the Project Manager for Precious Gems Africa.
- Barrister Christine Ogechukwu EziamakaSecretaryLLB, BLBarrister Christine Ogechukwu EziamakaSecretary
Christine Eziamaka is a lawyer and a Content Distributor with over 5years experience working in the Private and Public sectors in Nigeria as well as with non-governmental organizations.
She currently provides legal advice and representation for Precious Gems Africa and serves as Charity Secretary.
- Barr ( Mrs) Okonofua MarthaPrecious Gems Africa AssociateBarr ( Mrs) Okonofua MarthaPrecious Gems Africa Associate
I am a lead Nurse on Infection Prevention and Control in the Lassa Fever Isolation Ward. Irrua specialist hospital, Edo state Nigeria.
- Dr Ekaete Alice TobinPrecious Gems Africa AssociateDr Ekaete Alice TobinPrecious Gems Africa Associate
My name is Dr Ekaete Alice Tobin, I am a consultant public health physician with the Institute of Lassa fever research and Control. I am Ibibio by tribe, and my hobbies are gardening and trying my hands out at cooking new meals.
- Dr Era FrancesPrecious Gems Africa AssociateMBBS, MPH, FWACPDr Era FrancesPrecious Gems Africa Associate
I am a Consultant Public Health Physician, Irrua Specialist hospital (ISTH), Head, Opoji Comprehensive HealthCentre(outreach centre for Dept of community medicine, ISTH. Coordinator, Nigeria Medical Association, Edo Central Zone. An Epidemiologist, Biostatistician and a Researcher.
- PROF. GEORGE O. AKPEDEPrecious Gems Africa AdvisorMBBS, FWACP, FMC PaedPROF. GEORGE O. AKPEDEPrecious Gems Africa Advisor
Professor George O. Akpede is Consultant Pediatrician (Neurology & Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Paediatrics.
He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians, Fellow of the Nigerian Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and has served as a resource person in several scientific seminars, workshops, and public lectures. He is a member of the West African College of Physicians’ Expert Committee on Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers, Member, National Lassa fever Rapid Response Committee and Chairman, National Lassa fever Stakeholders’ Forum of Nigeria.
His interests include the diagnosis and management of acute CNS infections, with particular reference to acute bacterial meningitis, acute undifferentiated fevers, diarrhoeal diseases, and viral haemorrhagic fevers, with particular reference to Lassa fever. He has authored and co-authored a modest number of publications from research in these and areas of paediatrics and child health.
- Tony ShepherdChairmanTony ShepherdChairman
Tony Shepherd was born, raised and has lived most of his life in Bolton, United Kingdom. He was educated at Brandwood Street Primary School and later at Canon Slade School. He is currently retired, after a 35-year career in the Finance Department at Bolton Council.
He is the Chair of Trustees at Precious Gems UK and also the Chair and Treasurer for a local charity, Bolton Community Development Partnership (Bolton CDP) which is focused at improving the wellbeing of residents.
He is the Chair of Governors at Castle Hill Primary School and was a vital part of improving the school’s OFSTED ratings. He also recently became a Governor at Hardy Mill Primary School.
He is a member of the Ambition for Ageing Advisory Board which helps people over the age of 50 in 3 Bolton wards – namely Tonge, Halliwell, and Crompton.
An active member of the Harwood & Bradshaw Community Action Group, Shepherd lends his support in tackling local issues such as littering, dog fouling, and anti-social behaviour.
Most of his working life and since retirement has been about helping others and he looks forward to many more years of working within his community.