Pharm Agbomma Esom-Ibe, is Our Personality for September

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PHARM. AGBOMMA ESOM-IBE, FPSN
Pharm. Ibe, AB Pharmacy

Pharm. Agbomma Emmanuela Esom-Ibe is the managing director, AB Pharmacy Limited, Elioparanwo Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Born on 13 January 1972 to Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Udeh, of Inyi-Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, she attended Central Primary School, Queen of Holy Rosary Secondary School, and the University of Nigeria, all in Nsukka, Enugu State.

She got married to Mr. Godwin Esomonu Ibe on 23 November 1996. She was inducted as a pharmacist in February 1998, after which she relocated to Kaduna to join her husband and did her internship at the Nigerian Army Reference Hospital (44). She did her youth service at the General Hospital, Tudun Wada (Aspiti Dutse), Kaduna. She however relocated to Port Harcourt, Rivers State in 2001, due to the religious crises in Kaduna then.

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Esom-Ibe bagged an MSc in Pharmacology from the University of Port Harcourt in 2018. She has also attended many training programs, as well as certificate courses and symposiums. She has equally facilitated many training events in and outside Rivers State.

Her love for Pharmacy can be gauged by her deep service and dedication to the profession. She has held the following positions in Pharmacy: Member, Planning Committee for the 7th ALPS Biennial Conference (2005); head, Education and Public Enlightenment Committee for ACPN, Rivers State (2010 to 2012); member, LOC for World Malaria Day hosted by Rivers State Government for the Niger Delta (2012) zonal coordinator, ACPN NTA/Mgbuoba Zone, Rivers State (2012 to 2019); publicity secretary, ACPN Rivers State (2012-2015); member, CPC for ACPN National Conference (2014 to 2017); assistant secretary, ALPS, Rivers State; vice chairman, ACPN Rivers State (2016-2019); chairman, ACPN Rivers State (2019- April 2022; national secretary, ALPs (2018 to 2022); national editor-in-chief ALPs (2022); chairman, LOC Garden City 2021, PSN National Conference; and chairman, CPC, Ajumose Eko 2022, ACPN National Conference, among many others.

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Her services to the profession and society have earned her two merit awards in Rivers State, in 2011 and 2014 respectively. She is also a recipient of the ALPs National Merit Award in 2018. In December 2021, she received the Distinguished Community Pharmacist Award. In February 2022, she was inducted as a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN).

Esom-Ibe is a believer in improving any system she finds herself in, and she tries to deliver excellence anywhere she finds herself and makes a difference. A mentor to young people, pharmacists, and non-pharmacists, she is a patroness to many churches and outside organizations.

A wife, mother, and entrepreneur, she has strived to strike an unshakable balance between her home and all other activities. She is blessed with amazing spousal support from her husband and a great bond of love from her siblings. She is blessed with three children, as well as many adoptees and godchildren.

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