Welcome to ACAPAN

The ASSOCIATION FOR CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY AND ALLIED PROFESSIONS IN NIGERIA(ACAPAN) was conceived in 2009 and formally came into being in October 2010.

The vision of ACAPAN is that every Nigerian child and adolescent enjoys optimal mental health. As part of her mission, ACAPAN is committed to the promotion of child and adolescent mental health in Nigeria through innovative and collaborative efforts in advocacy, training, scientific study and service development.

ACAPAN believes that interventions for child and adolescent mental health in Nigeria should be comprehensive, compassionate, evidence-based, and developmentally and culturally-appropriate. The organisation conducts its affairs according to the principles of representativeness, transparency and accountability.

ACAPAN is made up of multidisciplinary mental health team members who are found nation wide and internationally, there they are actively raising awareness, advocating and providing relevant services focused at the promotion of Child and adolescent mental health in Nigeria.

ACAPAN Meeting

Participants at the meeting of the ACAPAN and inauguration of new executives, held during the APN-AGM at Jos on the 23rd November 2017.


Prof Olayinka Omigbodun
Prof Peter Ebigbo
Prof Musa Abba Wakil
Dr Oluwayemi Ogun
Dr Alexander Otakpor
Dr Idowu Malomo
Dr Jibril Abdulmalik

ACAPAN Regional Representatives

South east: Dr. Onyinye Okoye
North west: Dr. (Mrs) Aishatu Abubakar-Abdullateef
North east: Dr. (Mrs) Asmau Mohammed Chubado DAHIRU
North central: Dr. (Mrs) OluwabunmiBuhari
South west: Dr. (Mrs) Adejoke Abiodun
South south: Dr. (Mrs) Ehi Winifred Isa

Past executives

Dr (Mrs) Oluyemi Ogun (President),
Dr Jibril Abdulmalik (Secretary),
Dr(Mrs)M.F Tunde-Ayinmode (Treasurer),
Dr Cornelius Ani (UK Rep),
Dr Ori Ogebe (US Rep),

Current Executive