This Nigerian Professor Discovered The Cause Of Sleeping Sickness

Professor Andrew Jonathan Nok
Andrew Jonathan Nok, NNOM (born February 11, 1962) is a Nigerian Professor of Biochemistry Public affairs secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Science
Nigeria has a lot of them here, though they might not be widely celebrated as they ought to. I’m hoping we do the needful and celebrate them while they’re alive. We somehow have a way of doing the opposite, celebrating them when they’re dead.

Professor Andrew was born on February 11, 1962 in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. Professor Andrew parents are from Nok village in Jaba local government area of Kaduna State. He attended the LEA Primary School in Kaduna before he proceeded to Government Secondary School, Kafanchan where he obtained the West African School Certificate in 1979, the same year he was admitted into Ahmadu Bello University where he received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1983, master’s degree in 1988 and doctorate degree in 1993.

A professor of Biochemistry at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. He’s the first person on planet earth to discover the gene responsible for an enzyme which causes sleeping sickness. That’s a positive step towards greatness

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