UK-based Nigerian neurologist gets Order of British Empire

Dr. Abdullahi Shehu
Dr. Abdullahi Shehu

Dr. Abdullahi Shehu, Consultant Neurologist and Deputy Lord Lieutenant, West Midlands has been awarded the membership of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty, the Queen of United Kingdom.

The award was conferred on him on 16th of August 2018, his childhood friend and President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai disclosed this in a congratulatory message to him.


Dr. Abdullah Shehu MBBS (ABU), FRCP, MBE, DL is a Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital NHS Trust and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands.

He is from Yakasai, Kano and elder brother of the former President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. M B Shehu.


Abdullahi came to the UK from Nigeria in 1986, moved to Coventry in 1993 and became a Consultant Neurologist in 1996. He was a Clinical Director for eight years, then Divisional Medical Director for four years.

His community work has involved being the Chairman of Muslim Doctors and Dentist Association (UK) – a registered charity for four years, Chairman of Health and Medical Committee of MCB for four years.

He is the co-founder and Chairman of Coventry Muslim Forum in 2010 which won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2017.

Dr. Shehu with PSN President Ahmed Yakasai
Dr. Shehu with PSN President Ahmed Yakasai

Abdullahi is the Chairman Board of Trustees, Nigeria Muslim Forum, UK, Trustee -Africa Health Development Trust UK and Trustee – Medical Life Science Fund for Warwick University, UK

Abdullah received the Coventry City Merit Award in 2014 and now conferred with an honour of MBE.

“It is with great pleasure that I write to congratulate my confidant for this accomplishment as been graciously conferred with an honour of Member of the most excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty, the Queen of the United Kingdom in recognition of his services to Healthcare and Voluntary Servicess to community cohesion in Coventry”, Yakasai said.

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