Ojeniyi said on Saturday from Grindsted, Denmark, that the award was given to him by Queen Margrethe 11 of Denmark on January 5.
“I was given the award because of my enormous contribution to health and humanity. The Southern Regional government in Denmark recommended me for it and the Queen granted it,” Ojeniyi said.
The physician said he introduced a vaccination against cervical cancer in Greenland in 2007.
“As the Chief Physician and Medical Adviser to the government of Greenland, I introduced the vaccination against cervical cancer in 2007. I made Greenland the first country in the world to start vaccinating girls against cervical cancer,” he added.
Ojeniyi said he was happy to get the award because it was a victory for Nigeria and Africa.
“I dedicate the award to the continent of Africa and her people. I am a representative of the continent, which is the origin of mankind,” he said.