Pharm. (Mrs) Mosunmola Olufunmilola Beckley is our Personality of the Month

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Pharm. (Mrs) Mosunmola Olufunmilola Beckley is the immediate past director of pharmaceutical services (DPS), Lagos State Ministry of Health.

Born on 24 January 1963, she attended Ago-Ijaiye Primary School, Ebute Metta, from 1969 to 1974 and later concluded her primary education at St. Agnes Primary School, Maryland in 1975. She proceeded to Lagos State Government College, Agege, between 1975 and 1980, where she obtained her West African School Certificate.

She gained admission into the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife, Osun State, in 1980 to study Pharmacy, and she graduated with a second class (upper division) degree. She also obtained her M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Lagos between 2002 and 2003.

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Beckley joined the Lagos State Public Service on 21 July 1986, as head of Pharmacy Department, Staff Clinic Complex, State Secretariat, Alausa. She diligently rose through the ranks to become the director of pharmaceutical services. In all, she had spent 35 long and rewarding years in the public service by the 21st of July 2021.

Prior to her appointment as DPS, she had served in various capacities including: assistant DPS, Lagos State Medical Stores; trainer of pharmacy interns/NYSC members in stores and inventory management; deputy head of Lab, Drug Quality Control Laboratory; head of Lab, in charge of the State Drug Quality Control Laboratory; and director/head of the State Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit.

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Beckley’s performance history shows cognate competencies and experience in hospital pharmacy administration; stores and inventory management; pharmaceutical inspectorate activities; drug supplies and management; enforcement operations of the task force on counterfeit, fake drugs and unwholesome processed foods, including illegal drug shops; essential drug management and rational drug use; management of human resources; and conflict resolution.

In recognition of her meritorious services, Beckley has received several awards, including State Productivity Award of the Year 2005 (individual awardee category); and Long Service Award (2017), having spent 31 years, among others.

Pharm. (Mrs) Beckley is happily married.

The management and staff of Pharmanews Ltd join her family and colleagues to wish her a successful retirement in sound health and resourcefulness.

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