Meet Our Personality For June – Pharm. Chima Ogbu

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Pharm. Chima Ogbu, a good pharmacy practice and public health advocate, is the national publicity secretary, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), and chief executive officer (CEO), Medigate Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Born in Port Harcourt on 19 February, 1967, Ogbu, who hails from Umuegbu, Umuma Isiaku, in Ideato South Local Government of Imo State, had his early education at State School, Rebisi, Port Harcourt, and Bishop Shanahan College, Orlu, Imo State. His excellent academic and leadership qualities had begun to manifest by now and he was made editor-in-chief of the school’s magazine called “The College Echo”.

Pharm. Chima Ogbu

As a pharmacy undergraduate at the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, Ogbu left an indelible mark as the general secretary of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), and faculty representative in the Students Union Government.

A team player with enormous social capital, Ogbu believes in the universal principle of interconnectivity and interdependence in human relationship; and to his credits are numerous commendations and awards, including the Merit Award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Rivers State, in 2014.

Ogbu has served as a member of Conference Planning Committee (CPC) and Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the ACPN and the PSN in recent conferences. He has also served as a PIC official for the PCN, as well as other numerous professional engagements.

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An entrepreneur par excellence, Ogbu has attended several national and international conferences, seminars, trainings and workshops, organised by ACPN, PSN, CPA, FIP, WAPCP and several others. He was part of the Nigerian delegation to the historic 2012 FIP Centennial, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

A renowned social media campaigner in the health sector, Ogbu is an administrator of several online health platforms and groups, including the New Pharma Frontier; Community Seed Group; and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Group on Facebook.

As a capable and dependable manager, Ogbu regards responsibility and accountability as fundamental and non-negotiable attributes of an effective leader. He played a lead role as PSN-Rivers State Project Committee secretary in the recent negotiation, purchase, and delivery of 268 plots of lands by pharmacists at Prime Pharmacists Estate, Isiokpo, Rivers State.

Pharm. Ogbu is a dedicated family man. He is happily married to Mrs Amaka Modesta Ogbu (Nee Nworah), and the marriage is blessed with children.

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