-As PSN Confers Honourary pharmacist on SFH, Codix bosses
In appreciation of their commitment and support to pharmacists and pharmaceutical activities in the country, the leadership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has honoured four great personalities with different categories of awards.
Leading the pack were the duo of Hajia Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s first lady and Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State governor who emerged the latest recipients of “Friends of Pharmacy” award while Mr Samson Ogunjimi, managing director of Codix Pharma Limited and Sir Bright Ekweremadu, Society for Family Health (SFH) were made honourary pharmacists.
The colourful investiture ceremony which took place yesterday during the 90th Annual National Conference of the PSN at International Conference Centre, Umuahia, Abia State has several distinguished pharmacists and other career professionals (within and outside the country) in attendance.
Presenting the awards, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, PSN president, congratulated all the recipients adding that while Ikpeazu and the first lady had both demonstrated their support for pharmacy, the two new decorated friends of pharmacy have equally paid their dues in the pharmaceutical industry.
In attendance at the event were Pharm. N.AE. Mohammed, registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN); Pharm. Bruno Nwankwo, former chairman, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN); Pharm. Olumide Akintayo, immediate past president of the society and Pharm. Ade Popoola, former chairman, PSN Board of Fellows; Professor (Mrs.) Mbang Femi-Oyewo, MFR, former deputy vice chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University; Pharm. Gbolagade Iyiola, PSN national secretary; Pharm. Ifeanyi Atueyi, managing director of Pharmanews Limited; Pharm. Arinola Joda, PSN national publicity secretary and Pharm. Ike Onyechi, managing director of Alpha Pharmacy.
Others were Pharm Lekan Asuni, managing director, Lefas Pharma; Pharm. N.A.E Mohammed, registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN); Pharm. Albert Alkali, national chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN); Pharm. Folashade Lawal, a renowned community pharmacist and Prof. Olukemi Odukoya, former dean, faculty of pharmacy, University of Lagos (UNILAG); directors of pharmaceutical services and other relevant stakeholders.