Ekocorp PLC began operations in 1977 as Mercy Specialist Clinic. Within a few years, the practice had expanded to four Clinic locations within the Lagos Metropolis. To take advantage of the expanding patient base and broadening range of clinical services, The EKO Hospital, coined from the first letters of the founders' surnames, was established in 1982.


The 3 founders, Dr. Alex Eneli, Dr. Sonny Kuku and Dr. Amechi Obiora established the hospital as a joint medical practice, patterened after a Teaching Hospital and Medical Center. The Company was re-registered as a Public Limited Liability Company (PLC) and in 1994, the name was changed to Ekocorp Plc. ​The philosophy of the multi-hospital group is to provide excellent medical care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Ekocorp PLC has continued to grow due to the dedication of its directors, the commitment of its employees and the goodwill of its customers. Today, there are three full-fledged hospitals located in Ikeja, Surulere and Ikoyi in Lagos. The Ikeja facility is a private 130 bed teaching hospital and tertiary institution with a wide range of state of the art therapeutic and diagnostic equipment. The Surulere Hospital is a 40 bed Secondary healthcare facility, and the Ikoyi facility is a full fledged primary Health Care and diagnostic centre.