Ahmed I. Yakasai
Ahmed I. Yakasai is an accomplished pharmacist and pharmaceutical consultant. He has over 30 years experience in Regulatory Affairs (with focus on strategic development and registration of drugs, post marketing surveillance, labelling, quality assurance and compliance, packaging of contract manufacturing, providing scientific office, organising pharma investment forums, as well as other pharmaceutical and health related research works).
Yakasai studied at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. He is the founder of Pharmaplus Nigeria Ltd, Multiplus Consulting, Multiplus Resources Ltd and Nigeria-Pakistan Pharma Investment Forum.
He has attended so many courses on leadership skills, Emergency Preparedness & Response to Epidemics/Case Management, Community Rapid Assessment with vast knowledge on HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceutical Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) etc.
The Pharmaplus boss is the author of ‘Pharmacists and Society’ as well as Pharmaceutical Directory, Kano/Jigawa.
He conducted so many researches for the National Agency for Food, Drug administration and Control (NAFDAC), PATH2 (AXIOS), and GHAIN project.
A part-time lecturer in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria under the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria’s Mandatory Continuing Education, Yakasai is also an external examiner for the PCN and participated in accreditation of some Faculties of Pharmaceutical sciences of Nigerian Universities.
As an independent consultant, he has registered so many pharmaceutical, veterinary, medical devices and food products with NAFDAC.
Ahmed Yakasai was a former deputy national president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, former vice president of Kano Chamber of Commerce and industry and former chairman Northern League of NGOs (NOLENGO).
Yakasai is a Fellow of the following bodies: Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Institute of Logistics Management, Fellow of Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy and the Institute of Commerce Chartered.
In recognition of his excellence, he was awarded with a letter of appreciation for brilliant and excellent lecture presentation by PCN/MCEP Centre of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Not only that, the pharmacist was equally honoured with Most Outstanding Commissioner award by AIT Television.
Other awards include: Excellence Award by Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Kano Chapter, professional Service Award by the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (National), Award of Excellence by the Kano Chamber of Commerce for an outstanding performance to the development of Kano Business Community, Award/decorated with the State Executive Volunteer on humanitarian service number one by Nigerian Red Cross Society, Kano State Chapter, Certificate of Merit for valuable services rendered to Yakasai Community and Merit Award on drug Abuse Campaign by the Ministry of Health, Kano State.
Ahmed Yakasai is presently based in Kano, Nigeria.