Songhai Health Trust Limited Nigeria is a Health Maintenance Organization incorporated on the 8th of June 2001 for the sole business of providing managed healthcare services to public and private sector employers, employees and individuals. These services are provided under a prepaid arrangement via the use of in-house clinics and a network of primary, secondary and specialist (tertiary) hospital providers spread all over the country.

Songhai Health Trust Limited is well equipped and prepared in managed medical care delivery and is one of the few duly licensed as a National Health Maintenance Organization by the National Health Insurance Scheme. For details kindly visit www.songhaihealthtrust.com


At the apex of our company structure is the Board of Directors which comprises of highly tested and trusted professionals each with over twenty years of working experience.

Alhaji Aminu A Sadiq. (Chairman)
Alhaji Sadiq is a 1974 Insurance graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He had a stint in private insurance companies before joining the Nigeria Customs Service in 1975. He retired from service in April 2004 as an Assistant Comptroller General of Customs (ACGC).

Dr. Basheer I. Mohammed (Managing Director, CEO)
Dr. Basheer I Mohammed, who was appointed as the acting Managing Director (CEO) in January 2005, is a 1974 Biochemistry graduate of the famous University of Toronto, Canada and a 1978 Dental graduate of Howard University, Washington D.C. He also holds a 1981 post graduate certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the latter institution. Dr. Mohammed attended several professional and management courses both in Nigeria and abroad. In September 2002, he obtained an international Diploma in Safety Management (IDIPSM) from the British Safety Council and the same year became a member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM). From August 1981 to November 2003, Dr. Mohammed worked in the Medical Services Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He retired with the rank of General Manager. During the course of his employment with the Corporation, he served at various times as a consultant Oral Surgeon to the State House Clinic Lagos, Military Hospital Yaba, Police Hospital Lagos, State House Annex Clinic etc.

Dr. Christian Ohaeri
A United States of America based Pharmacist with an MBA degree in marketing and a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy. He is a former Director of Pharmacy for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. He has been involved with SHTL since its inception. He is currently the Senior Director, Healthcare Management and Clinical Research for Oxford Managed Care Inc., a Princeton, New Jersey based Health Maintenance Organization. He also serves as International Advisor to SONGHAI HEALTH TRUST LIMITED

Barrister Dahiru Ibrahim

A 1978 LLB graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, barrister Ibrahim is the Board’s legal consultant, who also holds a 1982 Master of Laws degree from the University College, London. He brings to the Board a wealth of experience on Administration and legal matters both from the Public and Private Sector perspectives.

Dr. (Mrs.) Nadia Nasidi.
Dr. (Mrs.) Nasidi is a 1979 Medical graduate of Kalinin State University in the former Soviet Union. She also obtained an M.Sc, degree in Obstetric and Gyenaecology in Moscow in 1982. She has worked in several medical establishments both in the former Soviet Union and Nigeria. She is currently the Chief Medical Director of Pyramid Medical Center, which is one of our Healthcare Providers. She has kindly agreed to cover the duties of the Chief Medical Officer of Songhai Health Trust Limited until a substantive one is sourced and appointed.

Architect U.K.Umar.
A 1983 graduate in Architecture from the former Soviet Union, Architect U.K.Umar has a lot of experience in business management.  He holds a certificate in management and an M.Sc. degree in Project Management from the University of Reading in England. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of D&B Limited, a construction firm based in Abuja.

Alhaji Abdullahi Bamanga.
A 1986 graduate of Kaduna Polytechnic is a business magnate who has made a carrier out of the Maritime Industry. He has held several Board and management positions in various private companies. He is currently the Managing Director (CEO) of TOKKE MARITIME SERVICES LTD. which is the holding company of TOKKE GROUP of Companies.

In addition to the CEO and the Chief Medical Officer, who are also members of the Board of Directors, other management positions currently filled albeit in acting capacities are as shown below:

Nasiru Sa’id Nasidi.

A 2002 Microbiology graduate of Bayero University Kano, Mallam Nasiru has been with SHTL from its inception. He was the project manager for SHTL during its set up and now serves as our operations manager.
In the past three years, Mallam Nasiru has worked in several Federal Government Health Projects and Workshops.

Captain Suleiman Baiyee.

A master mariner by his professional calling, Captain Baiyee has a masters degree in Operational Research from the University of Lancaster, U.K. He is a certified Citrix Enterprise Administrator with a specialized knowledge in new technologies. He has been in the Information Technology business (IT) for over twenty years and is a sub specialist in providing VALUE ADDED ‘IT’ SOLUTIONS, he is currently serving as Acting Head of Management Information Systems (MIS) for SONGHAI HEALTH TRUST LIMITED.

Alhaji Mustapha Khabeeb.

Alhaji Khabeeb is a 1976 Accountancy graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He holds the professional membership of ANAN. He has held several appointments in public and private enterprises. He is currently the Financial Controller of Tofa General Enterprises Ltd. and also Acting Head of Finance and Accounts for SONGHAI HEALTH TRUST LIMITED, before a substantive one can be appointed.

Mrs. T. Adekalu

A 1983 M.Sc. Economics graduate of Moscow Timiriazev Agric Academy, Mrs. Adekalu also obtained a 1991 Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from the same Institution. She has since then worked in several institutions in Nigeria. She was the CEO of Taneli Ltd. Before joining the Business Development unit of SHTL.

Tokzaka M. Danjuma is an MBA Graduate of Marketing from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. He is also a 1990 Graduate of Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.  He had earlier obtained a Diploma in Insurance in the year 1987 from the same University.
Since graduation, Mr Tokzaka has worked in several organizations among which are Nigeria Industrial Development Bank Ltd (Leasing Company Of Nigeria Ltd) where he headed different Departments. He also worked with Nigeria Agricultural Cooperative And Rural Development Bank LTD where he headed different Branches across the Country.
He had a stink with Niger Insurance Company after his NYSC with Nigerian Army Welfare Insurance Scheme Lagos. Mr Tokzaka has attended several Management courses, workshops and seminar. He currently serves as an underwriter at SHTL.

Christiana Ogbenyi Oko
Christy Ogbenyi Oko is a 2004 Economics graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She is also a student of ICAN, Christy Ogbenyi Oko is currently working as a Sales Executive to SHTL

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