Prof. Sani Malami is the current dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bayero University, Kano (BUK). He is also a traditional title holder, as the “Dallatun Rimin Gado” of the Rimin Gado, Karaye Emirate, in Kano State.
The professor of pharmacology attended Gwale Primary School and Science Secondary School, both in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State. Thereafter, he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharm).
He had his internship training at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, in 2001, and later observed his National Youth Service Corps programme at Jimah Yusuf Pharmaceutical Industry, Igara, Edo State, from 2002 to 2003.
After his NYSC, Malami returned to Ahmadu Bello University and obtained his Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Pharmacology. He continued his academic pursuit and later bagged his PhD, also in Pharmacology, from the same university. He won the award for best PhD thesis and also some research grants, including TETFUND, under the National Research Fund.
Malami’s career began with the Kano State Hospitals Management Board, when he joined the board in 2003, and served till 2005. He joined the services of Ahmadu Bello University in 2006 and served until 2015, when he joined Bayero University, Kano, where he remains to date.
Malami was appointed visiting scholar at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, between 2012 and 2013. He rose through the ranks and became a full professor in 2021. As an academician, He teaches pharmacology to pharmacy, medical, and allied health sciences students.
Malami’s research areas are neuropharmacology, ethnopharmacology, and malaria, with special interest in drug discovery and development, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmaceutical care.
The BUK pharmacy faculty dean was previously head of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He was the pioneer faculty postgraduate coordinator, BUK. He was also the pioneer substantive head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice.
Malami has served as a member of various committees of Bayero University, Kano. These include University Management, Senate Business, Academic Development, Board of Research, and Budget and Monitoring. He is also a member of the University Senate.
In fulfilment of academic mentoring through research, he has supervised many undergraduate students, 12 M.Sc. and three PhD candidates to completion. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also served as a visiting lecturer and external examiner to various universities in the country.
Malami has attended several conferences and workshops within and outside the country. A professional to the core, he is a member of various professional and academic bodies, including the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, the National Association of Pharmacists in Academia, the West African Society for Pharmacology, as well as the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists, etc.
Malami has served as a member of the 7th Governing Council of the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN). He also served as a member of the 1st Governing Council of the PCN. He was also a member of the statutory committees of PCN – Education, Law and Ethics and Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary. Additionally, he was a member of the Pharmacy Retreat Committee, organised by the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy in 2020.
Professor Malami loves intellectual discussions and travel adventures. He is happily married and blessed with five children.