- As PCN pays courtesy visit to company’s head office
Pharm N.A.E Mohammed, registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) recently led a delegation on a courtesy visit to the leading distribution company World Wide Commercial Ventures.
The visit which took place at the head office of the multinational company in Matori area of Lagos, had three deputy directors of the council – Pharm. Taiwo Filusi, deputy director, Lagos PCN; Pharm. Peter Iliya, deputy director and Pharm. Yohanna Adamu, director in attendance.
Welcoming the team, Sherring Thekekkara, chief executive officer, Worldwide Healthcare appreciated what he described as the council’s painstaking efforts at registering and regulating both pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies.
In the same development, Santosh Kumar, WWCVL managing director expressed delight that the registrar indeed honoured his pledge to pay them a courtesy visit, less than three weeks after their visit to the council secretariat in Abuja.
In his presentation, Santosh described the journey of WWCVL since 2002 when the company had only two global brands – GSK and Pfizer to 2017 where several global and local brands are partnering their company for distribution.
“Today, we have 10 branches across the country – Matori, Ibadan,Abuja ,Kano, Kaduna, Onitsha, Enugu, Benin, Aba and Port Harcourt. We used to have a branch in Maiduguri and Jos until we had to shut them down due to insecurity” he added.
The visit reached its peak when Pharm. Lucky Ubokor, WWCVL superintendent pharmacist took the team on a facility tour of the numerous warehouses and cold rooms of its individual brand in Matori.
Reacting to the visit, Mohammed said that he was highly impressed with the world class warehouses, cold rooms and other facility he saw on display and hinted on a future mutually benefial collaboration between PCN and World Wide Commercial Ventures.
Other top officials of WWCVL at the event were Uduak Nwachukwu, regulatory officer; Daniel Uwandu, zonal manager (sales); Joseph Olukorede, marketing associate; Victor Adekanye, key accounts head; Morang Mrityunjay, general manager (supply chain manager) and Nkechi Ukaiwe, marketing associate.
WWCVL houses many great companies such as GSK Pharma , Pfizer , GSK Consumer, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Danone, Sanofi, Pfizer, Abbott , Merck , Neimeth, Drugfield , Gemini .Novo Nordisk, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Sandoz, Strides and Roche. Getz, Shalina Healthcare and Pharmadeko are the latest addition to the family.