– As Esimone, Faduyile, MedPlus, others receive special recognition awards
In appreciation of their individual and corporate support to the growth of pharmacy practice in Nigeria, the leadership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has honoured eight personalities and five companies with special awards.
The award ceremony took place during the gala night of the 92nd Annual Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) held at Kaduna International Trade Fair Centre on 5 November, 2019.
Recipients of the awards included Prof. Charles Esimone, vice chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, who was honoured for attaining the peak of his career as head of a university; Prof. Chinedum Babalola, vice chancellor, Chrisland University (for same reason as Esimone); Prof. John C. Aguiyi, University of Jos – recognised for discovery of first anti-snake venom in Nigeria; HealthPlus Pharmacy, for practising pharmacy in the most ethical manner in 2019 (based on applications submitted and verifiable evidences); and MedPlus Pharmacy, for having the highest number of pharmacists employed in 2019 (125 pharmacists based on application submitted and verifiable evidences).
Others were Alpha Pharmacy & Stores, for having the highest number of pharmacy interns employed in 2019 (based on application submitted and verifiable evidences); and Augustine Odibo, who was honoured as the most innovative and impactful young pharmacist in 2019.
In addition, Joedicta Ekeh was recognised for academic excellence for graduating from UNILAG with a CGPA of 4.96; Mary Mbah, received an award for graduating from UNN with a CGPA of 4.94; while John Idoko Orgah received an award from UNIJOS for graduating with a CGPA of 4.76.
Moreover, Dr Francis A. Faduyile, president, Nigerian Medical Association, was recognised for his efforts to bring harmony to the health team; Phillips Pharmaceuticals was hnoured for being the biggest sponsor of Crocodile City 2019, while Pharmanews was awarded for being the most widely read and consistent pharma journal in 2019
In another category, the duo of Pharm. Jibrin Aliyu and Pharm. Peters Joanna Olawunmi (Fellows of the profession) won the Pfizer Award while Pharm. Nwafor Maureen Ngozi clinched the Biogenerics category.
In the category for Annual May & Baker Professional Award, Prof. Wilson Erhun was announced as winner of the 2019 edition, while Pharm. Adeola Adeogun picked the BASF Award