Governorship Candidate

Joseph Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje is a pharmacist by training from the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. A Scion of the Onilegbale Chieftancy family of Lagos and Lasuwon family in Ikorodu, He was raised from a humble background; Father a Banker and Mother a School Teacher.
He possesses veteran experience with over 3 decades as a practicing pharmacist. He served in many health management capacities in his early years as a pharmacist in Lagos State, and is currently the Managing Director of Jaykay Pharmaceutical & Chemical Company Ltd. which is responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceuticals across the country. He is a Fellow, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN); Fellow, West African Post Graduate College of Pharmacists (FPCPharm); Merit Award Winner (MAW), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (Lagos State).

Mr. Agbaje has also held various professional appointments which include National Chairman, Nigerian Association of General Practice Pharmacists (1990 – 1993), Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (Lagos State) 1994 – 1997, Chairman, 1994 National Conference Planning committee of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, National Secretary Nigerian Association of General Practice (1987-1990), just to mention a few.

He has participated in various International programs including the Executive Management Program at the Wits Business School, Johannesburg & Cape Town Business School, South Africa; World Health Organization training course on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in the Pharmaceutical sector; UNICEF Oral Rehydration Therapy program (train the trainer course).

He is married with three children.

Professional Services:            

  • Member of Pharmacist Council of Nigeria.
  • National Chairman, Nigerian Association of General Practice Pharmacist (NAGPP).
  • Chairman, Lagos State Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.
  • Committee Member of Lagos State Task Force on Fake & Aldulterated Drugs.
  • Member, National Drug Formulary and Essential Drugs List.
  • Member, Lagos State Hospital Management Board.

Paper Presentations:

  • The Counterfeit Problem & It’s impact on public Health; a Nigerian Perspective. Delivered at F.I.P (Federation Internationale de Pharmacie) at Hague,Netherlands.
  • Effective National Health Insurance Policy in Nigeria.
  • The Pharmacists role in community development.
  • Change Management for Pharmacists.
  • Promoting Society’s Health Through Health Economics – The Role of The Pharmacist.


  • Fellowship of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (F.P.S.N).
  • Fellowship of West African Post Graduate College of Pharmacy (FPC Pharm).
  • Fellowship of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy.
  • Awardee the National Honour of the Order of The Niger (OON) for his contribution to the Pharmacy Profession & Politics.

Political Activism:     

  • Involved in the “Concerned Professionals” group in the dark days of Abacha regime.
  • Treasurer as well as Secretary of the Socio-Political Movement Afenifere Group.
  • Lagos Coordinator of the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG).
  • Save Nigeria Group (SNG).
  • Committed to the Principle of Good Governance, He regularly participates on Current Affairs in print and electronic media.

Other Engagements:

  • Member of Board, Vigeo Holdings Ltd.
  • Member of Board, Oakwood Park Ltd.
  • Member of Board, Premier Music.
  • Vice Chairman, Atlantic Hall School, Epe.
  • Faculty Member, African Centre of Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD).
  • Member of Trustee, Nigerian Infection Control Association (NICA).
  • Member of Patron Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) Archdioceses of Lagos.
  • Founder, Jimi Agbaje Outreach (Project dedicated to helping the less fortunate step on the first rung of the ladder of development).


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