– As NAIP Inaugurates New Executive Committee
The Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) on Monday inaugurated a new national executive committee, led by Pharm. Kenneth Onuegbu, who takes over from Pharm. Ignatius Anukwu. The occasion, which was attended by pharmacists of repute, took place at the prestigious Marriott Hotel, Ikeja.
Chaired by renowned pharmacist and Publisher of Pharmanews, Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, the occasion also witnessed goodwill messages and remarks by distinguished pharmacists, such as Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN); Prof. Lere Baale and Pharm. Sola Solarin, president of the Industrial Pharmacy Section of the Federation of International Pharmacists (FIP).
During their oath-taking ceremony, administered by Pharm. Ade Popoola, Managing Director of Reals Pharmaceuticals, members of the new executive committee pledged their commitment and loyalty to NAIP, while promising to work assiduously to ensure that they take the association to a better level.
Speaking after receiving the leadership medal from his outgoing counterpart, Pharm. Kenneth Onuegbu, through a speech, titled, “Fighting for Our Common Good”, promised to work together with members of his committee to bring about better outcomes for NAIP.
“The new NAIP under my watch will aggressively pursue the realisation of the common good. We shall pursue projects, ideas, strategies and tactics that will serve the common good of every member of NAIP, in particular, and the pharmacy profession in general. Our ultimate ambition is to leave NAIP a lot better than we met it,” he said.
The new national executive committee comprises Pharm. Kenneth Onuegbu, national chairman; Pharm. Gidado Yusuf, first national vice chairman; Pharm. Ezebuilo Bankole, second national vice chairman; Pharm. Joy Adesina, national secretary; and Pharm. Abu Saeed Kamaldeen, assistant national secretary.
Others are Pharm. Nnenna Okwuosa, national treasurer; Pharm. Ajiboye Rasaq Rustum, national financial secretary; Pharm. Kenechukwu Igwuagu, national publicity secretary; Pharm. Adegor Udoka, national welfare secretary; and Pharm. Richard Ladapo, national internal auditor.
The list also includes Pharm. Emeka Adimoha, ex officio member I; Pharm. Yvonne Adeleke Fayose, ex officio member II; and Pharm. Ignatius Anukwu, immediate past national chairman.