The immediate past president of PSN, Pharm Olumide Akintayo, and the PSN National Secretary General, Pharm. Gbolagade Iyiola, have thrown their weight behind the activities of the Young Pharmacists Group, Nigeria (NPG-NG).
The duo, who expressed their absolute support for the greenhorns at two different occasions, revealed how they have been impressed by the plans of the group to take young pharmacists to the next level.
The YPG-NG, led by the President, Pharm Onimisi Peter Benjamin, shared with Pharm. Akintayo their intentions and aspirations for young pharmacists in the next one year. They were able to review with him their various programs geared toward building an active, proactive and productive YPG-NG.
They told him of their plans to boost young pharmacists’ participation at national and international conferences like PSN conference, capacity building for YPs, mentorship programs for young Pharmacists and by young Pharmacists, health outreaches and robust commemoration of global health days with the aim of improving professional image and impacting the general public. Many more YPs centered projects and interests were discussed.
Pharm. Akintayo, expressed his gratitude for the visit and promised to do everything within his power to ensure that Nigerian Young Pharmacists get the necessary support.
In his words, you have made my day today and I am happy that for the first time I am seeing a YPG-NG leadership that has a clear cut vision for Young Pharmacists and Pharmacy, you have proven today that you are ready and willing, and I can assure you that you have my full support.
In a similar visitation to Pharm. Iyiola, he expressed his delight to the leadership of YPG-NG, while assuring them that they are strongly behind them. “My office is opened to you anytime, just continue with the way you people have started and the sky shall be your starting point”.
Aside the President of YPG-NG, the team also included YPG-NG PRO, Pharm Rashidat Folashade Elesho, and South West Cordinator of YPG-NG Pharm Adepoju Kehinde Philips