ACPN Edo 2018:Expect A Conference With Big Difference – Alkali


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Ahead of her forthcoming national conference tagged ‘Edo 2018’, which is scheduled to hold in the ancient city of Benin, Edo State, from Sunday, 1 July to Saturday, 7 July 2018, at the SIO Events Centre, Ikpomwan Road, GRA, Benin, Edo State, the National Chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr Albert Kelong Alkali, has assured members of a conference with a big difference.

Dr Alkali, made this known at a press briefing in preparation of the conference with the theme “Medicine Abuse in Nigeria: A Call To Action For Community Pharmacists”, held at its secretariat in Lagos recently.

L-R : Pharm. Eze Ogu, PCN Representative; Dr Albert Kelong Alkali, national chairman, ACPN; and Pharm. (Mrs) Clara Anyanwu, NAFDAC, at the event.

The ACPN leader assured that the conference has been designed in such a way that none of the conference before it would be able to measure up to it, adding that the conference has a number of interesting theme and sub-themes such as; Strategic Leadership in Community Pharmacy; Growing the Basket Size through linked Selling; Making Money, Saving Money and Growing Money, and many others, which would be handled by notable pharmacy professionals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession.

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According to him, the keynote speech will be delivered by Prof. Ray Ozolua, a professor of pharmacology from the University of Benin, adding that the conference will also have in attendance eminent personalities and various stakeholders from all walks of life; including the Comrade Adam Oshiomole, former governor of Edo State and the national chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), who will chaired the opening ceremony; Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who will declare the conference open; Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, president; Pharm. NAE Mohammed, registrar, PCN; Prof Moji Adeyeye, director general, NAFDAC, amongst a host of others.

The chairman further assured that adequate security will be provided within and around the venue of the conference, just as he promised that the event will be a rewarding experience for all participants. He added that the conference would be a rewarding experience for corporate participants and exhibitors who will avail themselves of the unique opportunity to showcase and expose their products and services to the teeming audience expected at the conference.

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Also speaking at the briefing, the duo of Pharm. Samuel Adekola, national vice-chairman, ACPN, and Pharm. Abosede Idowu, national secretary, disclosed that the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) has been working very hard with the national executive to make the conference a success, noting that the conference would be remembered in the future for great things and a fantastic experience, adding that the conference would produce the new set of leaders who will pilot the affair of the association for the next three years.


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