This article chronicles the biography, family, career, and life story of Isiak Salako, a Nigerian politician who currently serves as the Minister of State, Environment and Ecological Management of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Isiak Salako Profile
- Full Name: Isiak Salako
- Date of Birth: July 23, 1959
- State of Origin: Ogun State
- Tribe: Ogun
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Occupation: Minister of State, Environment and Ecological Management
- Religion: Muslim
- Marital Status: Married
Isiak Salako Biography
Isiak Salako was born on July 23, 1959, to Alhaji and Alhaja Ibathllahi Lawal Salako in Oke Oyinbo Quarters, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. He attended Ansar-ud-deen Practicing School in Ota from 1968 to 1973, followed by Ansar-ud-deen Secondary Modern School in Ota from 1973 to 1975. He then continued his education at Ansar-ud-deen College Offa from 1975 to 1977.
Education and Career
Salako pursued his higher education at the former Kwara State College of Technology in Ilorin from 1979 to 1981. He obtained his MBBS degree from the University of Ibadan in 1986. After completing his medical degree, Salako worked as a house physician for the Lagos State Health Management Board at various hospitals, including Island Maternity Hospital, Mercy Street Hospital, and Lagos Island General Hospital.
Salako also fulfilled the one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) requirement in Imo State’s Isiala-ngwa Local Government Area. In April 1990, he joined the University College Hospital (UCH) to complete his residency study in the Department of Medicine and obtain his Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians. He was subsequently appointed as a lecturer and consultant nephrologist in the Department. Salako’s expertise lies in the field of kidney disease and hypertension, where he has made significant contributions.
Honors and Achievements
Salako’s dedication and volunteer work in the community have earned him honorable distinctions from various organizations and groups. In 2004, he received the Alexander Brown Hall of the University of Ibadan students’ Brownite of Honor award. Additionally, in May 2016, he was named a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and London, further recognizing his contributions to the medical field. On the August 2023 President Bola Tinubu appointed Ishak Salako as a Minister of State, Environment and Ecological Management.
Family and Personal Life
Isiak Salako is married and has children. Further details about his family and personal life are not available.
Isiak Salako Net Worth
Salako’s net worth is estimated to be over $100,000.