FG Commends Emzor on Ultra-Modern Pharma Factory


…As Health Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Leads Delegates to Emzor Campus

L-R: CEO, Bloom Public Health, Prof. Chimezie Anyakora; Chairman, Lexham Investment, Mrs Taiwo Taiwo; Director, Food and Drug, Federal Ministry of Health, Pharm. Olubukola Ajayi; Executive Director, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, Uzoma Ezeoke; GMD/Founder, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, Dr (Mrs) Stella Okoli; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Alhaji Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulahi; and the Director, Department of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, during the visit and inspection of Emzor Ultra-Modern WHO-Compliannt Pharmaceutical Factory, in Sagamu Ogun State.

The Federal Government has lauded Nigeria’s leading indigenous pharmaceutical company, Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, for the indispensable role it has been playing in the nation’s pharmaceutical sector, especially with its latest ultra-modern World Health Organisation’s (WHO) compliant factory, sited at Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Alhaji Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, gave the commendation on Friday when he led top officials of the ministry to Emzor’s ultra-modern WHO-compliant pharmaceutical factory, also known as Emzor Campus.

The factory is sited on more than 60 hectares of land at the Sagamu interchange of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, and is the largest pharmaceutical facility in West Africa. It is a GMP compliant factory, which is already manufacturing and supplying millions of medication doses, ranging from antimalarials, paediatric care, vitamins and antiretrovirals to various international organisations through partnerships for public health intervention.

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While speaking during the visit, Abdullahi said “I have heard so much about what Emzor has been doing, I am indeed impressed with what I saw at the factory. What Emzor is doing is in line with the focus of President Buhari’s administration. With what I have seen in the factory, there is no government that will not be happy to support the local companies that are doing great things as this to succeed.

“When I get back to Abuja, I will convey what I have seen at the factory to the appropriate authorities and we will continue to pursue the local content programme of this administration. I urge Emzor to continue with the good work”, the Permanent Secretary said.

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Earlier in her remarks, the Managing Director of the company, Dr Stella Chinyelu Okoli, reiterated that the organisation will continue to provide quality medicines to Nigerians and Africans at large. She expressed appreciation to all Nigerians and the ministry of health for their visit to the new factory.

While giving an overview of the company’s vision in brief remark, the Executive Director of the company, Uzoma Ezeoke pointed out that the vision of the organisation is not just to be a leader in Nigeria but to be a leader in all African countries.

“Our vision is to lead the Nigeria pharmaceutical sector which we are doing now but we want to extend the lead to all African nations. Nigeria contribute about 27% of malaria cases recorded in Africa, Emzor is responding to this development by producing various products to fight the disease. Our whole idea is to keep doing new things. Everything we are doing hang on quality and that is why we have WHO compliant certificate” he said.

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Founded about four decades ago by Dr Okoli, OON, Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited has been committed to the manufacturing of high-quality essential medicines in several therapeutic categories, particularly those that address the leading causes of maternal and child mortality.
Emzor is the largest indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturer in the country with over 120 products, all NAFDAC approved. Emzor is an official sponsor of the Super Eagles, Super Falcons and other national football teams.


  1. Woo! This is amazing. This is a great idea in Ogun State. Thanks to Emzor. I will like to apply. I had my BSc in Chemistry. Thanks


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