The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has commiserated with the entire family, members of the association nationwide and pharmacists in Kaduna State on the passage of the late Pharm. (Mrs) Caroline Olusola Ogbe-Urevbu, a past national chairman of ACPN and an eminent pharmacist in the country.
Commending her notable contributions to the Pharmacy profession, ACPN noted the news of the death of Pharm. Ogbe-Urevbu, a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), was received with rude shock, adding that she was a luminary community pharmacist who dutifully led the association both at the state and national level over the years.
In a statement made available to Pharmanewsonline on Thursday, titled “Tribute to our colossus leader”, and signed by Pharm. Adewale Oladigbolu, national chairman, and Pharm. Ezeh Ambrose, national secretary, the association described the late former ACPN boss as a focused and selfless leader, who was extremely passionate about Pharmacy profession and dedicated to the promotion of the associational values and goals.
The statement partly reads: “We reflected on her excellent leadership, as the National Chairman between 2003 and 2006. She will be greatly missed for her astute stewardship, excellent leadership, enchanting vision and uncompromising commitment to the health and wellbeing of common Nigerians, whom she has relentlessly served in her communities over many years of her active practice.
“Despite her age, Pharm Caroline Olusola Ogbe-Urevbu, FPSN, DCPharm, was present in our 40th Annual National Scientific Conference (2021) at Abeokuta, where she played a prominent role in the smooth transition of the leadership of the association.
“We condole with the entire family, ACPN members and all pharmacists in Kaduna State. Adieu, our great leader. We are proud of your numerous achievements. Rest in peace.
“Pharm. Caroline Olusola Ogbe-Urevbu, who served her state and country in different offices during the tenure of her career, was until her death the managing director and chief executive officer, Ojisol Pharmacy, Kaduna State, where she served her community until her last breath”.
Born on Wednesday, 20, April 1949, she was the first child of Chief Thomas Sunday Ogunrinde, Olokundu 2nd, Alarierin of Okela Ado Ekiti and Mrs Florence Asabi Emiola Grace.
She has held several professional elective positions in the pharmaceutical sphere which include, PANS Matron, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, 2003 – 2007; MPCD Chairman, PSN Ad-hoc Committee, 2007 – 2010; Chairman, National Disciplinary and Privileges Committee, ALPS, 2007; Council Member, PSN National, 2000 – 2012; Secretary, ACPN Board of Trustees, 2007 – 2012; State Chairperson, ALPs, 1992 – 1994; Chairman, NAGPP now ACPN, Kaduna State, 1997 – 2000; Chairman, PSN Kaduna State, 2000 – 2003; National Chairman, ACPN, 2003 – 2006, among many others.
She is survived by her husband, 5 children and 9 grandchildren.