Administration Department

The Administration Division provides the enabling environment for the realization of the Institute’s research mandate through its Personnel Management functions.  This involves routine administrative discipline, interpretation and enforcement of the Public Service Rules (PSR), provision of secretarial services to the Institute’s Management Committee, provision of legal services, issuance of cover for all assets, keeping of policy files and updating of staff records. The Division also manages the Security Unit of the Institute.


  • To plan, provide and maintain a corps of highly motivated and dedicated staff, backed by adequate logistics that will enable them perform at an optimum level towards the achievement of the objectives of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research to promote all such activities that will lead to staff development and retention


  • Ensure the attainment of aims and policy of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research
  • To attract and maintain a dedicated and disciplined work-force
  • To provide fair terms and conditions of employment, and conducive work environment for employees
  • Promote of effective communication system between the Management, Unions and the Employees
  • To initiate and monitor actions that will enhance institutional peace, efficiency and justice


  • Manpower planning, recruitment and selection, that is, forecasting and planning the required qualified labour force to meet the current and future needs of the Institution and taking necessary steps to hire them.
  • Analysis of employee training needs and provision of facilities and opportunities for employees to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to perform their jobs and to develop their individual potentials to meet the present and future needs of the Institution.
  • Regular appraisal of staff performance and development; and promotion to appropriate or relevant jobs where their competences can enhance effective organizational growth
  • Management of personnel records and administrative procedures to ensure availability of accurate information for effective planning
  • Promotion of effective communication systems between the Management, Unions and Employees and establishment of procedures for resolving conflicts whether personal or institutional through joint consultation and collective bargaining
  • Collection and distribution and management of in-coming correspondence
  • Provision of support services to all standing, and ad-hoc Committees of the Institute

Other Activities

  • Verification of Staff Credentials
  • Appointment and Promotions
  • Staff Welfare – National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)
  • Management of It Students and National Youth Corpers


Alh. A. S. Yunusazazzau     Director of Administration
Mr. P. O. Ejiga                        Deputy-Director (Admin)
Mrs. G. O. Ihenewengwa    Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. A. E. N. Okoye             Chief Administrative Officer
Miss. A. N. Nneji                  Chief Executive Officer (Admin)
Mr. B. N. Osuji                      Asst Chief Executive Officer (Admin)
Mr. N. N. Bitrus                    Asst. Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. M. I. Ezerendu               Principal Personnel Officer
Mrs. Q. M. Aderounmu      Principal Executive Officer I  (Admin)
Mrs. N. I. Akintan                Senior Administrative Officer
Mrs. C. N. Nwofor               Principal Executive Officer ll (Admin)
Mr. M. K. Idris                      Principal Exec. Officer (Admin)
Mrs. G. P. Igbuan                Chief Secretarial Assistant
Mrs. M. A. Tsambido         Chief Secretarial Assistant
Mrs. G. A. Charles               Senior Confidential Secretary
Mrs. F. J Adeniyi                 Higher Executive Officer
Miss. M. T. Okon                Senior Confidential Secretary
Miss. U. Asuquo                 Confidential Secretary I
Mrs. T. J. Usen                    Senior Secretarial Asst.
Mrs. O. G. Iyke-Azike         Admin. Officer II
Mr. D. A. Muhammad        Admin Officer II
Mr. J. O. Oyibo                    Admin Officer II