– Akhimien, Oba of Ibara praise proprietors
The commissioned new corporate headquaters of Precious Pharmacy
It was a time of merriment and fanfare as friends, associates and healthcare practitioners joined the proprietors of Precious Pharmacy, Dr and Pharm. (Mrs) Bola Aromiwura, as they commissioned the new corporate headquarters of the pharmacy at Awolowo Avenue, Ibara, Abeokuta in Ogun State.
The memorable event, graced by His Royal Highness, Oba Jacob Olufemi Omolade, Olubara of Ibara, was equally attended by members of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State chapter, led by the chairman, Pharm. (Mrs) Abiola Paul-Ozieh.
In her welcome address at the occasion, Pharm. (Mrs) Yetunde Aromiwura expressed her gratitude to God for not only making the commissioning possible but also helping the company bounce back from the challenges it faced after the Ogun State government demolished two of its three outlets while doing road expansion.
Pharm. Aniwura, noted that even though the Ogun State government had not paid a dime as compensation for the demolition, God had been merciful in helping the company to emerge stronger and more determined to continue to provide quality medicines and pharmaceutical care to the people of the state.
Speaking with Pharmanews in an exclusive interview at the event, Pharm. (Mrs) Aniwura assured that clients and customers of Precious Pharmacy would, in years to come, continue to enjoy expanded services like clinical care, skin care and pharmaceutical care from the company. She also stated that Precious would soon begin to hold health workshops and seminars which would see seasoned professionals being invited to talk to people about their health.
Also speaking at the event, Dr Bola Aromiwura equally expressed his appreciation to God for making the day possible. While noting that it had been a very turbulent but interesting journey, he thanked associates and family members who supported the company through the tough time, adding that the organisation had been able to face its challenges because of the support from God and the company’s well-wishers.
Speaking with Pharmanews in an interview at the event, Pharm. (Sir) Anthony Akhimien, a past president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria commended Dr and Pharm. (Mrs) Aromiwura for their commitment to providing pharmaceutical care to the people.
While expressing his admiration for the layout of the new facility, Akhimien added that he was sure that as the name of the company goes, the company would render precious services that would improve the health of the people.
He urged the proprietors to continue providing pharmaceutical care to the people, adding that from all he had heard at the event, he was happy that Precious Pharmacy had been a good example of pharmacy outlets providing good pharmaceutical services to the people.
The Royal Father of the day, the Olubara of Ibara, also praised the proprietors of Precious Pharmacy for their professionalism, stating that in his interactions with the pharmacy in the past 15 years, when its first outlet was opened in Ibara, he had realised that they sold only genuine quality products and provide care for their customers. He prayed for the company and urged residents of the area to patronise the outlet to get quality drugs and pharmaceutical services.
The highlight of the occasion was the official commissioning of the imposing edifice, which was done by the Royal Father, assisted by other dignitaries at the occasion.
Precious Pharmacy commenced operations in 1992 at Adatan in Abeokuta, and over the years, has been known for providing expanded services to clients and customers. The company currently has four pharmacy branches in Abeokuta, as well as a mart at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.