NAIP Annual Dues Payment

This is to inform all our corporate members that Annual dues payment has commence since December 2016. Kindly visit the secretariat or our representative at PSN Lagos office, Ogudu.
Payment for NAIP dues for the year 2017 can be made @ the NAIP Secretariat or PSN lagos office, Ogudu.
5 Eleruwa Street, Wemabod
Estate, Off Adeniyi Jones,
Lagos state.

Pay into any of our bank account and submit details to the office or our representative at PSN Lagos Office.
Account No: 0007592033
Bank: GTBank
Account No: 0036753009
Bank: Diamond Bank

PSN Venerates Ayebae, Obiora, Soremekun With Honourary Membership Awards

Amidst a deafening applause, the trio of Dr Chukwuka Obiorah, chairman of Greenlife Pharmaceuticals; Dr Fidelis Ayebae, managing director of Fidson Healthcare Plc and Mr. Femi Soremekun, managing director of Biofem Pharmaceuticals were inducted into the hall of honourary membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).

The investiture ceremony which took place at the just concluded 89th Annual National Conference held at Justice Idris Legbo Kutigbo International Conference Centre in Minna, Niger State on November 8, 2016 has several distinguished pharmacists (both within and outside the country) in attendance.

While presenting them with awards, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, PSN president, announced to the audience on a lighter mood that by the power conferred on him as the president, he is glad to confer the society’s first set of honourary membership awards on the recipients who he strongly believed have paid their dues in the pharmaceutical industry. “Until I came across him, I didn’t know that Dr (Fidelis) Ayebae is not a pharmacist. Yet he has built a factory that costs about N9 million and made donation of over N3 million to both the PSN and board of fellows. Now my office at the secretariat is looking brand new,” he enthused.

On Soremekun, Yakasai disclosed that long before he became the president, the Biofem owner is known to be a strong advocate of the society. He added that manay donations and relative-assistance rendered to the PSN usually have Soremekun’s handwriting all over them.
The last of the trio, Obiorah, has been described as an enviable personality many pharmacists look up to “In fact, nobody will ever believe that the owner of Lonart antimalarial drug is nowhere near being a pharmacist. Yet his foot prints are everywhere. I hereby congratulate you today as I can confidently say that you have earned your honourary membership of this society,” the PSN president stressed.

In response, two recipients of the awards (Ayebae and Soremekun) applauded the award and pledged to not only abide by all the society’s rules and regulations but equally strive to always represent the profession well. The last recipient, Obiorah, threw the audience into a hilarious mood when he announced that he has already atoned for his ‘sin’ now that two of his children are trained pharmacists.

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. Olu Akanmu, senior vice president, retail banking at First City Monument Bank (FCMB); Olumide Akintayo, immediate past president of the society and Pharm. Ade Popoola, former chairman, PSN Board of Fellows; Prof Mike Ogirima, president, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA); Prof. Isaac Adewole, minister of health; Hajia Amina Bello, wife of Niger State governor and Dr Mustapha Jibril, Niger State commissioner for health.

Others were Sen. (Pharm.) Eme Ufot Ekaette, past PSN president; Dr Ibrahim Getso, Kano commissioner for health; 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 Pharm. Ike Onyechi, managing director of Alpha Pharmacy; directors of pharmaceutical services and other relevant stakeholders.

culled: Pharmanews Online

89th PSN Annual National Conference 2016 Communique

The theme of the conference was: “Pharmaceutical Industry Contributions to National Development” The conference was declared open by His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, SAN, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ably represented by the Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac F. Adewole, FAS. Other dignitaries at the opening ceremony included: His Excellency, the former Deputy Governor of Niger State and Chairman of the Opening Ceremony, Alhaji Ahmed M. Ibeto (Santuraki Kontagora), His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Marafa, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi U. Ganduje OFR, Her Excellency, the wife of the Governor of Niger State, Dr. (Mrs.) Amina Abubakar Sani Bello, the Hon Commissioner for Health, Niger State,

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Minister Tasks Pharmacists On Better Service Delivery

The minister of health, Prof Isaac Adewole has called Nigerian pharmacists to accept their roles in the delivery of health care to patients and also work assiduous in harmony with other health care team to put the health care of patients above any form of tussle for seniority in the sector.

Adewole who was speaking during the Annual Scientific Week 2016 an the Ten Million Naira Bus Launch of the Association of Hospital an Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria(AHAPN) Abuja Branch, however commended the pharmacists association for being proactive in their approach to resolving issues in the health sector amicable.

He added that the theme of the event, “Pharmacist-Patient Relationship: Towards better pharmaceutical service delivery, was in line with the federal government agenda to reach out to 100 million live in the community level by improving their socio- economic development and human capital formation in the grass root level.

He added that pharmacists have a great and pivotal role to play in achieving giant strides as regards to the federal government initiative in making health care more accessible to the patients.

Also speaking during his welcome address, the AHAPN chairman, Abuja Branch, Pharm. Peter Enemarie, that the scientific week was aimed at bringing together the members so that they would be abl to exchange ideas and knowledge that will aid towards a better relationship between pharmacists and their patients.

He added that his dream after inception was to end the pressure and pains the association goes through while attending conference by getting a bus which he added that will help the group a great deal. Earlier during their outreach to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in New Kuchingoro, FCT, Enemarie stated that the association has decided to reach out to the IDPs in order to ease their pains as they continue to wait for the time they will be able to return to their home town.

Receiving the gifts, the camp secretary and health cordinator, Enoch Yohanna commended the group for their generosity and promised to make sure that the food stuff were distributed accordingly while the drugs are administered freely to patients in the camp. The pharmacist association donated drugs, food stuffs and clothings to the IDPs and also spoke to them on ways to prevent malaria.

Source:Leadership Online

PEFON Inducts PSN President, Embassy Boss, Juli Pharmacy Manager

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed Yakasi and two other pharmacists have been inducted into the fellowship of Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria (PEFON).

The induction ceremony of the President and that of Embassy Boss and Juli Pharmacy Manager took place at the LCCI, Alausa, Ikeja and Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja respectively.

Addressing the members, Aare Ganiyu Koledoye, vice chairman of the foundation explained that PEFON is a professional foundation aimed at encouraging and empowering youths in the country.

“To be a member of the foundation, you must have made an impact in one’s area of influence. Looking at the dignitaries on the high table, you will agree with me they are people who have excelled in their chosen field.


19th NAIP Annual National Conference Communique


HELD ON 19TH – 20TH APRIL, 2016




The Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigerian, NAIP, is a technical arm of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, and the Professional body of all Pharmacists in the Industrial Sector in Nigeria having over 300 Companies as Corporate members.

NAIP’s uniqueness derives from its technical functions and diverse membership cutting across the Manufacturing, Marketing, Distribution, Consulting and Publishing segments of the Industry.

As an individual group within the Nigerian Pharma sector, we drive with vigor and vibrance excellence and high ethical standards across the Pharma industrial sector towards the

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World Pharmacists Day 2016

World Pharmacists Day was the brainchild of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), with the FIP council voting to establish the event in the late 2000s during a conference they staged in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of the day is to bring attention to pharmacies and the positive benefits they offer when it comes to health, and FIP encourages all its members to get involved to make the event a success.

Each year the organization announces a different theme so that associations and individuals in the pharmaceutical industry can put together national campaigns or local projects to showcase the good work they do in helping to improve the health of people around the world.



Young Pharmacists Mentoring Day 2016

Theme: Aligning Career Path towards Emerging Trends in Pharma Practice
Date:Saturday 18th June, 2106
Venue: MAN centre, Wemabod Estate, Off Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja
Time: 12noon prompt

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TB: Undetected and undiagnosed cases on the increase

The World Tuberculosis Day was marked worldwide on Thursday March 24, the 134th anniversary of Dr. Robert Koch’s discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, with a call by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for new commitments and new action in the global fight against tuberculosis – one of the world’s top infectious killers.

However, while WHO seems happy that there has been tremendous progress in recent years as the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the spread of TB by 2015 the story in Nigeria was not so impressive.

The health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole announced that the country is still recording as many as 250,000 deaths every year from the disease while there is “a distressing” rise in cases of undetected and undiagnosed tuberculosis in the country. In a speech at a World TB Day event organised by Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited in Abuja Adewole said Nigeria is currently number four, after India, Indonesia, and China amongst the 22 high-burdened countries that account for 80 per cent of global tuberculosis (TB) burden. “Of this global group, Nigeria accounts for 15 per cent of the gap in tuberculosis case notification.

The implication is that only one out of six cases of tuberculosis roaming around are detected, while five out of six roam around undetected. In other words everybody is not safe,” the Minister lamented. However, it seems Nigeria is not alone. Worldwide, WHO says no fewer than 9.6 million people fell ill with TB in 2014, including 1.2 million people living with HIV. Also in the year, a staggering 1.5 million people died from TB, including 0.4 million among people who were HIV-positive. Also, An estimated 1 million children became ill with TB and 140,000 children died of the disease in 2014.

”While there has been significant progress in the fight against TB, with 43 million lives saved since 2000, the battle is only half-won: over 4 000 people lose their lives each day to this leading infectious disease. Many of the communities that are most burdened by tuberculosis are those that are poor, vulnerable and marginalized,” WHO said in its statement to mark the World TB Day. Calling on countries and partners to “Unite to End Tuberculosis” the organization says ending TB will only be achieved with greater collaboration within and across governments, and with partners from civil society, communities, researchers, the private sector and development agencies.

“This means taking a whole-of-society and multidisciplinary approach, in the context of universal health coverage.” WHO however acknowledged that a number of countries are strengthening the strategic agendas of their TB programmes, by adopting newer tools,

Source:National Mirror