Biobank is a facility for organized collection, cataloging, and storing of human specimens with associated medical information along with written consent.


To be a center of excellence for Biobanking in Nigeria, enabling cutting edge scientific discoveries and Bio-technological advancement.


NIMR Biobank shall facilitate collection, storage and processing of biospecimens to enhance biomedical research and scientific knowledge advancement.

Core Value

  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Biobanks are important to promote research and unlock scientific discoveries.
  • NIMR Biobank was commissioned on 17th May, 2022 by a former Minister for Health Prof. Isaac Folorunsho Adewole. FASCommenced operation on 1st August, 2023
  • It has Management Committee and has proposed a Governing Board of Directors
  • There are 3 members of Staff and a volunteer

BIOBANK Management Committee

1Biobank DirectorProf Rosemary Audu
2Administrator (Manager)Dr Veronica Enya
3PathologistsDr Ademola Adewoyin (LUTH)
4Biological ScientistsDr Emelda Chukwu
5Biomedical EngineerEngr. Osaro
6IT SpecialistMr Abiola Bayonle
7Data SpecialistMrs Abimbola Adedeji
8Community Liaison and Public RelationsDr Olufemi Amoo
8BioinformaticsDr Bamidele Iwalokun
9Global informationDr Ayodele Babalola
10Biomedical analytics and cell management groupDr Chika Onwuamah
11Biocontainment group (Pathogens of high consequence)Dr Toyosi Raheem
12BiosafetyDr Fehintola Ige
13Total Quality AssuranceMr Adesegun Adesesan
14EthicsProf Kolawole Oyedeji
15LegalBarr Nnamdi Udu
16FinanceMr Babatunde Kadiri



  1. Scientific Oversight Committee

  2. Ethics Oversight Committee

  3. Laboratory Safety and Biosecurity Committee

  4. Data and Sample Access Committee

  5. Public Engagement Committee

  6. Quality Management Committee

  7. Operation Committee