As Pharmacists across the country, under the aegis of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), converged in the quiet city of Osogbo for their first Hybrid and 93rd Annual National Conference, Prof. Charles Okechukwu Esimone, vice-chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has called for a technological revolution in the nation’s pharmaceutical space.
The University Don, who was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony of the 93rd Annual National Conference of the PSN, tagged “Omoluabi 2020”, held at the De Distinguished Event Centre, Osogbo, Osun State on Tuesday, noted that no other topic can be as apt as the one that involves technological revolution at this period in nation-building.
While speaking on the topic “Technological Revolution: Adaptation in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Pharmacy Practice, and Regulation”, Esimone, an eminent professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biopharmaceutics, disclosed that the country is presently faced with crippling industrial actions, intractable insecurity, hikes in the prices of food items, galloping inflation and tumbling oil price.
He said all these challenges drive the government and institutions dangerously close to their yield points, saying to overcome them, the country must return to technology.
Speaking further, Prof. Esimone, a Fellow of the PSN,nnoted that technology revolution is necessary and important as technological advancement coupled with innovation would cause an abrupt change in the society, adding that new idea is made practical using technology to solve human problems and advanced human beings.
He added, “we must therefore key into the giant technological revolutions, which is shaping every facet of the global landscape, and which will exacerbate the gaps between the developing and developed countries. We cannot afford to be left behind”, he quipped.
He emphasized that technological innovation could help change the pharmaceutical sector and make the global pharma production stronger and bring positive revolution to pharmaceutical manufacturing and pharmacy practice by extension.