Pharm. (Chief) Yetunde Morohundiya is our Personality for January

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Pharm. (Chief) Yetunde Morohundiya is our Personality for January
Pharm. (Chief) Yetunde Morohundiya

Pharm. (Chief) Yetunde Morohundiya is the chief executive officer, Moray Pharmacy Ltd, Ikeja, Lagos, and new vice-chairman, Board of Fellows of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (BOF-PSN).

A great team player with a vast network and exposure, she has a very rich experience of working for the progress of the pharmacy profession in Nigeria. Over the years, She has served the PSN national, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), BOF-PSN, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs), National Association of Pharmacists in Academia (NAPA), Christian Pharmacists’ Fellowship of Nigeria and Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy,  in different capacities.

Born in the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State on 29 April 1952, she attended St. Anne’s School, Molete, Ibadan, for her secondary school education, after which she proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, for her Bachelor of Pharmacy and graduated in 1976.

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Her quest for knowledge in other fields of endeavour, drove her to Kingston Polytechnic, England (now Kingston University), where she bagged a postgraduate diploma in Marketing. She has also attended several trainings, cutting across pharmacy, management, governance and so on, to improve her leadership and managerial skills.

Morohundiya began her active participation in organised pharmacy activities through the platform of ALPs, where she functioned as chairman, Lagos State Branch (2003-2005) and thereafter became the national publicity secretary, ALPs (2005 -2008). She became ALPs national chairman in 2009, a position she occupied for four years. Since then, she has represented the group at various PSN fora. She is currently an adviser to ALPs National Conference Planning Committee on “Eko 2022”.

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The innovative Morohundiya, who is passionate about pharmacy education, sponsored the presentation of “Bowl of Hygeia” (symbolic bowl plus cash prize) to selected female inductees of the School of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, who have demonstrated best comportment and leadership qualities.

As a BOF executive, Morohundiya was the internal auditor in 2015. She represented the BOF on NAPharm Drug/Substance Abuse Committee, in 2019, and was a member, Mid-Year Meeting Planning Committee, 2016; 2021. She was also a member, Committee for Symposium on Sustainable Approach to Eradication of Drug/Substance Abuse in Nigeria, June 2019.

These and other selfless services to the profession and communities, have earned her different recognitions, including chieftaincy title of  “Mayegun Obinrin Of Ila-Orangun” Osun State;  Merit Award Winner, Association of Lady Pharmacists-2003; Merit Award Winner – 2006, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (Lagos   State); Presidential Appreciation Award – 2006, Pharmaceutical  Society of Nigeria; Fellow, Institute Of Governance and Management Nigeria (FIGM), July 2008; and Postgraduate Doctoral Fellow of Corporate Governance   Management    of   Institute of Governance and Management, Nigeria, March 2017.

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