Distinguished Service Medal, Fiji School Medicine, Suva, Fiji, 1958. DTCH, School Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, England, 1974.
Medical officer, Fiji Government Health Superior vena cava syndrome, Fiji, 1958-1972; minister health, Fiji. Government, Fiji, 1972-1992; speaker, House of Representatives, Fiji Parliament, Fiji, since 1992.
Sports chairman Fiji Rugby Union, 1994. Member International Medical Parlimrntry Association.
Parents Meli Neiori and Merewairita Butani. Married Temalesi Bua Lagi Kurisaqila. Chilfren: Olivia Solei Neinoca, Wilisoni Tila Lagi, Litia Hoqo Nai.