In Nigeria, there is a remarkable figure known as Dr. Doyin Okupe. Born on March 22, 1952, in Iperu, Ogun State, he is a renowned physician, seasoned politician, and co-founder of the Royal Cross Medical Centre. Throughout his life, he has made significant contributions to both the medical field and politics in Nigeria, working closely with prominent leaders like Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan. Let’s delve into the early life, education, career, and personal life of this distinguished Nigerian personality.
Dr. Doyin Okupe Early Life and Education:
Dr. Doyin Okupe hails from Iperu in Ogun State, Nigeria, in the South West geopolitical zone. He was born into the family of Chief Matthew Adekoya Okupe, a respected banker associated with Agbonmagbe Bank. Dr. Okupe grew up alongside his brothers, Kunle Okupe, Owo Okupe, Wemi Okupe, and Larry Okupe, and his sisters, Aina Okanlawon and Bisola Ayeni.
His educational journey began at St. Jude’s School in Ebute Metta, Lagos, and continued at Igbobi College in Yaba, Lagos. Later, he attended the prestigious University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Oyo State, where he pursued a career in medicine, becoming a medical doctor.