A Professor of Haematology and Blood Transfusion of the University of Lagos. Stemming from his interest in HIV medicine the HAVARD PEPFAR programme appointed him as Co-Principal Investigator for the Lagos University Hospital site between 2004 and 2009 when he appointed the Principal Investigator for the LUTH APIN Program.
He was a member of the National task team for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria since 1998 and was appointed chairman of the National task team on ART in 2013 and reappointed in 2016. He is also a member of the technical team that develops and updates treatment guidelines for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Professor Akanmu is currently the Secretary of the African Society for Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) West African sub region and the elected the President of the Nigeria Society for Haematology and Blood transfusion. (NSHBT) since 17th September 2013.
He is a trainer and examiner in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine. He is an external examiner to many of Nigerian universities both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has been the host examiner for the National postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in Haematology since 1998.
He is well published and has over 90 articles in local and international journals with over 30 oral presentations at local and international scientific meetings