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Nigerian Doctor Who Introduced Cervical Cancer Vaccine In Greenland Honoured By Denmark Queen

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January 27, 2018 – Nigerian Doctor Who Introduced Cervical Cancer Vaccine In Greenland, Prof Ade Ojeniyi Conferred With The Knighthood Of The Dannebrog Order By Queen Margrethe 11 Of Denmark

Prof Ade Ojeniyi Dedicates Award To Africa And Her People

Nigerian Chief Physician, and professor of veterinary medicine, Ade Ojeniyi has been conferred with an award, the Knighthood of The Dannebrog Order of the Kingdom of Denmark.

Ojeniyi told NAN on the telephone from Grindsted, Denmark on Saturday that the award was given to him on Jan.5. by Queen Margrethe 11 of Denmark.

“ This is one of the highest awards in Denmark. It was established in 1683 by the King of Denmark.

“I was given the award because of my enormous contribution to health and humanity. The Southern Regional government in Denmark recommended me for it and the Queen granted it,” Ojeniyi said.

The don said in 2007, he introduced the vaccination against cervical cancer in Greenland.

“ As the chief Physician and Medical Adviser to the government of Greenland, I introduced the vaccination against cervical cancer in 2007. I made Greenland the first country in the world to start vaccinating girls against cervical cancer,” he said.

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Ojeniyi said that he had been a visiting professor at the University of Texas in Houston for 18 years.

He said that after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack, the university chose him to deliver a lecture on biological weapons and had been working with the university since then.

Ojeniyi said that he was happy to get the award because it was a victory for Nigeria and Africa.

“ I dedicate the award to the continent of Africa and her people. I am a representative of the continent, which is the origin of mankind,” he said.



  1. DB

    January 27, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Forward this to Trump. At least something excellent came out of a shithole. Na inside black pot white eko de come from

    • Danti

      January 27, 2018 at 9:36 PM

      Leave Trump alone, have we been able to utilize both human and natural resources? Drive around Nigeria and do thorough assessment of our living conditions. Why can’t we admit and accept that we have failed to develop our continent rather than engaging in faceless comments!

    • Mon

      January 28, 2018 at 3:23 AM

      @DB,if this man had remained in Nigeria or Africa, such achievement and recognition would’ve been almost impossible…our so called leaders,both past and present made Nigeria in particular and Africa in general a shithole..THAT’S A FACT.

  2. Jilo

    January 29, 2018 at 9:34 PM

    Professor Ojeniyi, I doff my hat for you one more time. You have really made African Continent proud again. I respect the brain like you not those empty barrels who think they have achieved because of our stolen money they stashed in Oyinbo Countries. You can be proud of your accomplishment and live a well meaningful life. Again I like your approach for dedicating that Award to entire Africa as a whole. It really shows that you are Pan-Africanist.

  3. Krista Larsen

    October 19, 2023 at 7:18 PM

    Hej Ade skriver til dig for at høre om Ademola stadig lever min og hans datter ved ikke at jeg gør dette men som mor til Shade’ vil jeg gerne fortælle mit barn at den far som svigtede hende og som der har gjort hende så ondt ud over hun har været syg af kanser i over 10 år jeg er normalt neutral men det gør mig så ondt for min datter Shade’ håber at du har det godt kh Krista.

    English Translation:

    Hi Ade I am writing to you to know if Ademola is still alive my and his daughter do not know that I am doing this but as the mother of Shade’ I want to tell my child that the father who failed her and who has hurt her so much she has been ill with cancer for over 10 years i am normally neutral but it hurts me so much for my daughter Shade’ hope you are well kh Krista.

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