The award was presented to the pharmacist during the closing dinner of the 2013 annual national of AIPN conference held in Lagos on September 26.
According to Pharm. Lolu Ojo, national chairman, AIPN, Atueyi was conferred with the award in recognition of his selfless service to the promotion and advancement of the ideals of the association and pharmacy in general.
Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi is the publisher of Pharmanews, West Africa’s foremost health journal. He studied at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife, where he graduated in 1964. After years of professional experience in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and production pharmacy, he ventured into pharmaceutical journalism in 1979 with the launch of Pharmanews, which has been published monthly since then. He has also edited some other pharmaceutical periodicals and written two professional and nine inspirational books.
Sir Atueyi is a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), foundation fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (FPCPharm.) and also foundation fellow of the National Academy of Pharmacy (FAPharm). He has received many awards, including the May & Baker Professional Service Award.