In what has been described as a fulfillment of promise made, the Emzor Group has rolled out the drums to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Emzor Paracetamol, Nigeria’s leading indigenous brand of acetaminophen.
Speaking at the unveiling of its special anniversary pack which held at Ambassadors Hotel, Ikoyi on 22 July, Dr Stella Okoli, founder and group managing director of the company, disclosed that the celebration was a demonstration of the company’s commitment to providing affordable health care to everyone.
“To the glory of God, the Emzor Paracetamol story which started 30 years ago, has now become a success story. We want to use this opportunity to thank Nigerians who have been so loyal to the Emzor Paracetamol brand.
“Ultimately, we see a world where unlimited wellness is available to all and affordable by all. We call this new world WELLOCRACY. It is our belief that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation” she said.
Speaking further, the Emzor founder noted that “What outsiders see is our great enterprise and our quality products. But the real assets of our company are the people – our dear staff, who are an embodiment of the values we hold dear.
“As we celebrate 30 years of making Nigerians feel better, we thank them for trusting us to make them feel better. That trust is why we are today the tested, trusted and dependable brand for fast relief from headaches, pains and fever”.
In his own presentation at the event, Pharm Folourunsho Alaran, the company’s business development manager told the audience that before the advent of Emzor Paracetamol and other products of the company, such as cough syrup, antimalarial, ibuprofen and vitamin C, acetaminophen (which many refer to as paracetamol), constituted two-third of over-the-counter (OTC) pain killers.
“Over two million packs are sold annually for relief of feverish condition, aches and pains. Some cancer patients are also known to use it with a blend of opioids.
“However it is a known fact that an overdose can lead to liver damage. We therefore urge Nigerians to always follow the doctor’s prescription,” he said.
In attendance at the event were Pharm Moses Awolola, deputy director of pharmacy, Lagos Ministry of Health; Pharm. Chinelo Umeh, regulatory affairs manager; Chief John Uwafor, chairman of Onitsha Drug Sellers Association; and Chief Michael Odogwu, managing director of MJ & Sons Pharmaceutical Limited.
Others were Alhaji Sayyid Lawal Atana, director of Latnas Pharmaceuticals Limited; Pharm Obiorah Ikemefuna, Emzor’s business development manager; and Chinasa Kalu, administrative assistant.
Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited is a wholly private indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturing group founded in 1984 by Dr Stella C. Okoli, OON. The company manufactures high quality pharmaceutical products and medical consumables.