Dr David Shamaki: Director Research
National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom.
Dr David Shamaki was born on the 20th of March 1955 to Mr Shamaki Kyumah Yaro and Tichori Shamaki. He had his primary education in St. James’ Primary School Fori, RCM Primary School Asso, NA Primary School Kyayya and St Andrew’s Primary School Kakuri Kaduna between 1960 and 1969. He then attended his secondary school at St John’s College now Rimi College Kaduna and then Higher School at Kaduna State College of Arts and Science and Technology, Zaria, form 1974 to 1976.
He is a 1981 D.V.M graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria who has a Masters degree in Microbiology and a Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1986 and 2002 respectively. He has over twenty nine years of working experience as a Veterinary Research Officer under various research programmes and projects and administrator at the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom
Dr David Shamaki participated in the laboratory activities of the Pan-African Rinderpest Control Programme (PARC) and the Pan-African Programme for Control of Epizootic Diseases (PACE) which were funded by the European Union (EU). He has also participated in research contracts activities and diagnosis of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) and African swine fever (ASF) in Nigeria funded by the Joint Food and Agricuture Organisation (FAO) / International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Programme for Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture.
He currently hold a Research Contract on Rapid and Sensitive Diagnosis, Viral and Molecular Epidemiology of Peste des Petit Ruminants (PPR) in Sheep, Goats and Camels in Nigeria and also represents the National Veterinary Research Institute on the Standing Committee of the Association of Institutions of Tropical Veterinary Medicine with head office at the Office for International Cooperation (BIC), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Dr David Shamaki has attended many training fellowships sponsored by the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme for Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture in the application of enzyme–linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and molecular technologies in animal diseases research and diagnosis. His research interests include molecular epidemiology of PPR and related viruses and virus diagnosis and has undertaken two expert missions for the (IAEA) for assessment of the execution of technical cooperation programme (TCP); training in cell culture and virus isolation in Asmara, Eritrea and one expert mission for a National Training Course on PPR and Newcastle disease (NCD) Diagnosis, at the University of Njala, Njala, Sierra Leon.
Dr David Shamaki has a wealth of experience in administration and community service. He has served as Chairman, Local Church Council, Parish Council, and Development Committee, St. Joseph’s Parish, Vom, member Integral Development Commission, Catholic Arch-Diocese of Jos, and Chairman, Arch-Diocesan Rural Development Programme Board, Catholic Arch-Diocese of Jos, He has also served as Chairman Gong (Kagoma) Development Association, Jos Branch form April 2003- June 2007.
Dr David Shamaki is a Member, Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association (MNVMA), Fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeons Nigeria (FCVSN) and Member Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (MSTVM). Dr David Shamaki has over thirty publications in referred journals and conference proceedings.
Dr David Shamaki is married to Mrs Rebecca Shamaki (Nee Ayuba Rok) and they are blessed with three children; Shonum Perpetua Shamaki, Shunanum Jessica Shamaki and Wyonnum Rebecca Shamaki.