Professor (Mrs.) Mbang Femi-Oyewo, MFR, former deputy vice chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University and Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), has been announced winner of the 9th edition of the May & Baker Professional Service Award in Pharmacy.
The award presentation took place at the opening ceremony of the 86th PSN Conference which held at Kwara State Government Banquet Hall in Ilorin, Kwara State on November 7, 2013.
Brimming with smile and waving to the applauding audience, Femi-Oyewo mounted the stage to receive the award which comes with a certificate, a plaque and a cash prize of N250,000.
Born in Benin City, Edo State on April 4, 1951, Femi-Oyewo hails from Henshaw Town, Calabar but grew up in the Western Region, due to the nature of her father’s job.
She had her early education in Benin City and later moved to Abeokuta for her primary education. She started her secondary school in the same town but finished at Queens College, Lagos, from where she proceeded to the Federal School of Science.
In 1976, she obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile Ife. She also bagged a Master of Philosophy from the same school in 1980. She proceeded to England for her Ph.D which she obtained from Victoria University of Manchester, England, in 1982.
Winner of the previous edition of the award was Pharm. (Lady) Adaeze Omaliko, managing director of Malix Pharmacy, Onitsha in Anambra State.