Dr Lolu Ojo is our personality for December


Dr Lolu Ojo is a technocrat, with extensive and meritorious public and private sector experience. Born in Gbongan, Osun State, he had his elementary education at St. Paul’s Primary School, Oyo State. For his secondary education, he attended Ilora Baptist Grammar School and Ibadan Grammar School, respectively.

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Dr Lolu Ojo

Thereafter, he proceeded to the prestigious University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1980, where he bagged his Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) in 1984. He spent some time acquiring field experience, before returning to the academic world in 1989 for his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the University of Benin. He subsequently obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the same institution in 2009.

An industrious Ojo served organisations like Roche Nigeria Limited and Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited as a top management expert, before setting up his own company, Merit Healthcare Limited in 2005. 

He has also deployed his vast knowledge and experience to serve the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in various capacities. These include being two-term chairman, Conference Planning Committee (2008, 2017); national chairman, Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP); chairman, National Drug Distribution Committee; founder and pioneer managing director of Ultra Logistics Company Limited; chairman, Drug & Substance Abuse Committee; chairman, Pharmacy Education Summit Committee; and chairman, Research, Documentation and Industry Liaison Committee, to mention a few. 

Ojo was at the centre of the planning and execution of many epoch-making events and activities for the progress of the pharmacy profession in Nigeria. Accordingly, he has received many awards and recognitions for his contributions to the growth and development of the pharmaceutical industry and the pharmacy profession in Nigeria. He is a recipient of Merit Award from the Lagos, Bendel (now Edo and Delta), Ogun and Ekiti State branches of the PSN. He also won the Distinguished Service and Eminent Person’s award of NAIP and many more.

 Ojo is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (FNAPharm), Distinguished Fellow of the Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria (DF-PEFON) and Courier and Logistics Management Institute (FCLMI). He is a member of the Presbytery of the Apostolic Church, Sunday School leader and Chairman of the building committee. 

Dr Lolu Ojo is an avid reader and writer and has published many articles in national newspapers and pharmaceutical journals. He is married to Bridget Ojo, who is also a director at Merit Healthcare Limited, and their union is blessed with five children.



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