Dr. Innocent Vakkai, the Honourable Commissioner of Health hails from Ardo-Kola Local Government Area. He was born on 28th December 1971 and is married with two (2) children.He started his educational career at Lugere Primary School, Jimeta- Yola from 1977-1983 and proceeded to General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola from 1983-1988. He enrolled into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1990-1998 as well as National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria from 2002-2009.
He is a Consultant Public Health Physician and won the 1st position, Gongola State Young Scientist Competition in 1987. He also won the 1st position, Mathematical quiz competition, Gongola State in 1988 and Head of Nigeria Delegation to Belize Central America.
He attended workshops on retro-viral use in the treatment of HIV in the Caribbean and Surveillance Training by World Health Organisation (WHO) in Abuja.
Dr Innocent has the following Publications to his name;
Prevalence and Reinfection Rates of Soil-transmitted Helminths among School Children in Ardo-kola Local Government Area of Taraba state.
Prevalence of Breast and Cervical cancer among women in Jalingo.