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Professor Viola Onwuliri is the Foreign Affairs Minister of State 1 in Nigeria. She is the elected  Representative  for  Africa  on  the  Governing  Council  of  the  International  Aids Society (IAS) for the control and elimination of HIV/AIDS, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The first Nigerian and the first African female to be elected into this position.

Previous roles/appointments:

Professor Viola Onwuliri was previously a professor of biochemistry at Federal University of  Technology  Owerri,  (FUTO)  Nigeria  and  the  President  of  the  FUTO  Women Association. She served as deputy Dean for the faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria for seven years. She has acted as Dean of the college of Medicine and Head of  the  department of biochemistry  at the  University  of  Jos.  She  was  selected  as  Deputy Governor nominee for Imo State, Nigeria during the 2011 elections.

Key Accomplishments

Professor  Viola  Onwuliri  is  a  global  frontliner  in  the  fight  against  HIV/AIDS  and  has vigorously  pursued  the  campaign  against  the  scourge  of  HIV/AIDS  especially  amongst youths and women. Through her efforts, the Federal University of Technology Owerri has become recognized as a leading institution for Advocacy against the spread of HIV/AIDS in  Nigeria  and  the National  Agency  for  the  Control  of  HIV/AIDS  (NACA)  has  approved the  establishment  of  a  HIV/AIDS  Youth  Friendly  Center  in  FUTO.  She  is  a  pioneer member of the National Women Coalition on AIDS (NAWOCA) and was the only member from the south east appointed in the National Technical Working Committee by the First Lady of Nigeria. As an academic, she has supervised numerous student research projects and has published numerous articles in scientific journals.