Professor Godwin Ior Achinge was born in November, 1st 1969 in Makurdi, hails from Gwer-West Local Government Area.
He attended St Mary’s Primary School, North-Bank, Makurdi (1976-1982); Government College, Makurdi (1982–1987), then proceeded to the University of Jos for Undergraduate Medical Training (1988-1995 ) leading to the award of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS ). Between (1999-2005) he was at the University of Jos Teaching Hospital for Residency Training leading to award of fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCP) with specialization in Gastroenterology.
He began his working career at Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, as Intern House Officer (1995–1996), Medical Officer, Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, Sokoto (National Youth Service Corp (1996 –1997); Senior House Officer, Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto (1997-1999), and the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos (1999-2005).
Professor Achinge joined the Services of the Benue State University, Makurdi as Lecturer 1 in the Department of Medicine, College of Health Sciences 2006 and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Medicine on 1st October, 2016.
While in the Service of the University, he held several positions of responsibilities. These included: Head, Department of Medicine (2010-2013); Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences (2013 – 2016) and Honorary Consultant Physician and Head, Department of Medicine (2011-2013) at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital while at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi he was Visiting Honorary Consultant Physician and Co - Principal Investigator (Harvard PEPFAR/ APIN Plus) 2006 – 2012 respectively. He was also a Training Consultant to ICAP Nigeria HIV/AIDS programme (2008–2012) and University Research Co (URC) 2009–2012. Coordinator, Advancement and Fund Raising Unit, 2011-2013, Member, Governing Council, Benue State University representing BSU Senate (2013-2016); member, Court of Governors, College of Health Sciences (2013-2016).
Professor Achinge has over 20 years working experience as a clinician Medical Teacher, researcher as well as health system manager in the Nigerian health sector. He has been offering specialist care and consultant services in various tertiary Institution across the country for over ten years and has special interest in quality improvement leading to good clinic purchase in Nigeria.
He successfully pioneered the establishment and accreditation of the Department of Medicine at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, attracted three major to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital. Through his efforts, he successfully managed the renovation and restructuring of the HIV/AIDS centre at the Federal Medical Centre and successfully resuscitated the Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN), Benue State.
Professor Achinge has well researched publications in reputable Journals, attended several seminars/workshops and member of many Professional Associations. He is happily married with children.