By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, (PSN), Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa, has commended Kaduna State chapter of the Society for its successful hosting of the 2019 Annual Conference.
The President made the commendation hailing the chapter during a luncheon to mark the end of activities of the conference held in Kaduna on October 3, 2020.
Pharm. Ohuabunwa, who was represented by the Deputy President (North) of the society Munir Elelu, said Kaduna State chapter set a record in terms of attendance, accommodation, welfare and security arrangements for the conference.
He added that the local organising committee of the chapter did a perfect job to ensure a hitch free conference.
The PSN President, further said the Conference with the theme, “Navigating the winds of change in professional practice in a volatile economy,” saw 4,201 Pharmacists registered for the conference.
Ohuabunwa said he is happy to have hosted the maiden conference as President and work assiduously with the conference planning committee to ensure the conference was of international standard.
In her remarks, Chairman of PSN Kaduna Chapter, Pharm Aisha Isyaku Tukur, expressed her gratitude to all members of the organising committee and members of the State chapter for the success of the conference.
She disclosed that the 2019 Conference was structured to address key areas of need towards retooling for best world practices in the coming year; peer review to close up gaps in practice between Nigeria and other countries with better health indices and between states for knowledge transfer from one institution to another; and a platform to showcase research findings, new technologies, pharmaceutical products and consumables.
The Chairman of the occasion Pharm. Professor Garba Magaji advised any state hosting future conferences to consult kaduna State PSN for guidance.
Pharm. Professor Graba Magaji, who is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Gausu disclosed that the institution will commence the first Pharmacy training with about 30-50 pioneer students next academy year.