Published On: Wed, Dec 14th, 2016

PSN Commiserates with UNIBEN Pharmacy Faculty over the Death of 3 Pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has sent her condolence message to the families, the entire members of the Faculty of Pharmacy and the University of Benin Community, over the sudden death of three pharmacists recently.

The consolation message, which was broadcast via the Facebook Page of the PSN President, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai noted that it was a huge loss to the profession.

His words: ”I am deeply saddened by the loss of our great colleagues – Prof Lucky Okunrobo, Dr Idemudia and Dr Joseph Ukor of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, after a ghastly motor accident along Benin -Asaba road on their way back from the Biotechnology Conference at UNIZIK, Awka”.

Yakasai prayed for the departed lecturers for God to grant them eternal rest and to grant their families, the faculty of Pharmacy and the University the fortitude to bear these great losses.

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Wreckage of vehicles at the accident site

Pharmanewsonline.com gathered that the three pharmacists were among the 53 persons that lost their lives in a road crash that occurred on last Thursday evening at Abudu town, along Benin-Agbor-Onitsha Express road.
Eyewitnesses reported that the crash was due to break failure which led to explosion from a petrol tanker, and it gutted other vehicles including two commercial Toyota Hummer buses, one Dyna truck, one Ford bus and one Toyota Corrolla.

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PSN Commiserates with UNIBEN Pharmacy Faculty over the Death of 3 Pharmacists