Baba Alhaji Ndagana is a prominent Nupe philanthropist. He was born to the family of Alhaji Ndagana Adamu and Hajiya Hadiza in Bida town of Niger State. His educational career started at the Taroni Primary School, Kano, and later at the Army Children School II (now called Shehu Sanda Kyarimi Primary School) in Maiduguri, Borno State, between 1980 and 1986.
In 1987 he was admitted into the famous Barewa College, Zaria, where he completed his secondary school education in 1993. He enrolled for a National Diploma at the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, between 1994 and 1998. He went back to the same Federal Polytechnic, Bida, between 2000 and 2003 for his Higher National Diploma in Business Administration and Management. After completion of his HND, he was posted to Osun State for His National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) from 2003 to 2004.
In 2004 Mr. Ndagana was employed as the Manager Nigerian Operations of the World Medical Relief African Partners Ltd/Gte, a non-governmental charitable organization that donates hospital equipment and medical supplies to hospitals in Nigeria from its partners in the USA.
In 2007, he led a delegation of Adamawa State government officials to the USA to visit the World Medical Relief Operation in Detroit, Michigan. He also traveled to Chicago to negotiate with Advocate Health Care for partnership in training hospital staff in Adamawa State and at the National Hospital in Abuja. He has led several other state governments in official trips to the US for the inspection and selection of medical equipment for underserved communities in Nigeria.
In 2008, Mr. Ndagana underwent two successful open-heart surgeries at the Advocate Christ Medical Centre in Chicago for free. The Center said, “all you owe us is the commitment to this possibility for others.” This further strengthened his resolve to dedicate his life to medical humanitarianism.
In recognition of his dedication to improving health care services in Nigeria and the West African sub-region, he was awarded the inaugural Bob Freeman Humanitarian Award in September 2019 by Medshare, an American humanitarian organization that “recovers surplus medical supplies and equipment from U.S. hospitals and manufacturers, and redistributes them to needy hospitals in developing countries.”
He is presently the Managing Director/CEO of the organization in Nigeria. He is married with children.