The National President of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), And also the National President of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah is now the new king of Opu-Nembe, also known as Nembe-Bassambiri in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Josiah emerged as the new king and was chalked as His Royal Majesty (King) Biobelemoye Josiah, (Ogbodo de VIII) Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe on Saturday, May 29, 2021 after beating other contestants to occupy the highly revered throne, which has been without an occupant for years.
The unionist, was born on December 16, 1964 in Nembe-Bassambiri. He attended St. Peters State School, Odioma for his primary education and finished in 1976.
In 1981, he secured his West Africa School Certificate (WASC) and two years later, he was employed by the then Rivers State Ministry of Health, while he pursued a medical laboratory course at the School of Health Technology, which he completed in 1986.
DJ Bio, as he is fondly called, subsequently bagged a Higher Diploma in Environmental Health and Industrial Safety from the Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria in 2013.
Before then, he had already secured a Bachelors degree at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, 9 years earlier.
Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah is an experienced unionist, who has served at all levels of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) and has a sterling track record of stewardship at the local and national councils over the last three decades.
He was the Bayelsa State MHWUN Council Chairman from 2005 till he was elected as the 7th National President of MHWUN at the union’s 9th National Delegates Conference in Abuja which held in April 2015 and has also subsequently emerged as Chairman of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).