In recognition of his numerous contributions to healthcare in the area of public health development, and capacity building in pharmacy, Pharm. Ahmed I Yakasai, president, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) was recently decorated with three awards, which are: 2018 Kano Heroes Award on Public Health Development and Leadership; Fellow, West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists(WAPCP) and Icon of pharmacy by NAIP, Kano State branch.
The Kano Heroes Award celebration, held at the Coronation Hall, Kano State Government House, on 14 April 2018, had other eminent awardees like: Late Alhaji (Dr) Ado Bayero; Emir of Kano, Late General Murtala Ramat Mohammed; Former Head of State, Late Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule; Dan Masanin Kano; Late Mallam Aminu Kano; Late Alhaji Audu Bako; Former Governor, Late Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi and Former Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Others are: Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar; Governor of Jigawa State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau; Former Governor and Sardaunan Kano, Barr. AB Mahmoud; NBA President, Bishop Dr Godwin I elomobor; Dr Jimpat Aiyelangbe; Elder Leke Adejide; Alhaji Isyaku Umar Tofa; Dan Adalan Kano; Sheik Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa; Prof. Garba Shehu; Senator Barau Jibrin; Hon. Aminu Suleiman; Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa; Ibrahim Galadima; Hajiya Baraka S Umar; Hajiya Salamatu Garba; Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima; Alhaji Nuuman Barau Danbatta; Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta; Mr Mohammed Amin Fadlallah; Hajiya Saa Ibrahim; Comrade Salihu Abdulhamid Dembos; Alhaji Ahmed Aminu, among others for their contributions to the development of the state and Nigeria at large.