Ajoke Folawewo is our Personality for July

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Pharm. (Mrs) Ajoke Titilayo Folawewo is the head of Drug Control Unit, Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Ogun State Ministry of Health. A reputable administrative pharmacist, she is saddled with the responsibility of sensitisation and enlightenment campaign on the dangers of drugs and substances of abuse in the state.

She had her elementary education at the Salvation Army Primary School, Ibadan, from where she proceeded to St. Teresa’s College, Oke – Ado, Ibadan, for her Junior Secondary School Certificate. She later enrolled at Wesley College of Science, Elekuro, Ibadan where she obtained her Senior Secondary School Certificate.

Folawewo graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ogun State, with a B. Pharm degree. An avid learner, she is presently studying to obtain the Master in Public Health degree at Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU), Zaria. She has continually updated her credentials with numerous physical and online courses in Logistics and Procurement Management System, Health Safety and Environment, International Diplomacy & Protocol, Drugs and Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care (DPTC), and many more.

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Folawewo has participated actively in organised pharmacy activities. She is the immediate past secretary of the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs), Ogun State Chapter and presently the vice-chairman of the association. She is also the financial Secretary, CPAN, Ogun State, and the amirah (the head of the Muslim lady Pharmacists), Ogun State. She has also served in various committees at PSN and  technical groups.

As a public health professional, she is deeply involved in community service and advocacy. She is presently a member of the Ogun State Drug Control Committee, member of the PSN Welfare Committee, a member of ALPs Drug Abuse and Related Matters Technical Committee and a certified pharmaceutical inspector of the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN).

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Folawewo’s career is a testament to the power of education, hard work, and dedication to professionalism. She is blessed with highly supportive mentors, mentees, colleagues, friends, family, spouse and children.

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