Pharm. Idowu Isaac Olufunminiyi, is a man with an uncommon passion for the pharmacy profession, especially at the community level. He was born on 10 December 1970, in Ijeda-Ijesa, Osun State, Nigeria, to the family of the late Prince Olabode Olufunminiyi, and Mrs. Olufunminiyi Bolatito.
He attended United Methodist Primary School, Ijeda Iloko Ijesa, from 1976 to 1981. He had his secondary education at Ebenezer Grammar School, Ijeda Ijesa, from 1981 to 1988. He soon gained admission to study Pharmacy at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, from 1993 to 1999.
Olufunminiyi had his internship with the Lagos State Hospital Management Board, after which he was posted to the Army Reference Hospital, Yaba, Lagos State, for his mandatory one-year Youth Service program.
His pharmacy career started with Reals Pharmaceuticals from December 2002 to February 2007, as a senior medical representative. He thereafter established his own community pharmacy, De Omega Health Care Pharmacy Limited in 2007. He is presently the managing director of the company, which has become a chain pharmacy company with five outlets in Lagos. He has also revealed plans to commence wholesale practice before the end of the year and relocate all the branches to a permanent site.
An advocate of good pharmacy practice, with a track record of assisting several pharmacists, especially the younger ones, he has trained over six pharmacists for the mandatory one-year internship, while also employing at least, three youth corp pharmacists.
Olufunminiyi is a committed member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), and other professional associations and religious bodies. In his over 20 years of practice as a pharmacist, he has served the PSN and ACPN in various capacities.
He was once the assistant secretary, PSN, Lagos State; secretary, ACPN, IDEA Zone; vice-coordinator, ACPN, IDEA Zone; Secretary, Lagos Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Committee (PIC), and currently, the coordinator, ACPN, IDEA Zone, among others.
Olufunminiyi has run a quarterly widows empowerment program in Lagos and a free healthcare checkup every second Sunday for the past five years, at a location in Egbeda, Lagos State.
Olufunminiyi is a merit award winner of the Lagos State PSN, a DcPharm of ACPN national, among many other recognitions and awards.
He is happily married to Mrs. Kemi Olufunminiyi, and the marriage is blessed with three children.