UNIBEN Pharmacy Alumni Association Elects Orumwense as President


A cross-section of the Alumni and guests at the programme.

The Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin Alumni Association, has elected new executives led by Dr Dan Orumwense, as the president, with Dr Emmanuel Omehe, as the vice-president.

Election of the new officers which took place during the recent Annual General Meeting and reunion of the association, saw other executive members as Dr Kingsley Amibor, secretary general; Dr Penaere Osahon, assistant secretary general; Prof Loretta Iniaghe, financial secretary, Dr Okierietee Ajayi, treasurer and Dr Isibor O Isibor, as public relations officer.

In a communique made available to pharmanewsonline, it was stated that reunion programme was chaired by Dr Paul Enebeli, while the formal opening ceremony was performed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Professor Catherine Ukponwan, supported by Prof. Raymond Ozolua, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Mr Ademola Bobola (Registrar), Mr Gabriel Osadolor (Acting Bursar), Deans & Directors.

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Dr Emmanuel Omehe, a US – based paediatric clinical pharmacist delivered the alumni lecture themed Synergy unleashed: a coming together for excellence, while Sir Anthony Akhimien, chaired the luncheon, with Prof. Cyril Usifoh, president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria as the special guest.

The President of the UNIBEN Pharmacy Association, Pharm. Kingsley Odia, the former Managing Director NNPC Medicals, Dr Mohammed Zango and Dr Elijah Mohammed, former Registrar, Pharmacy Council of Nigeria were physically present, with several alumni of the faculty in attendance physically and virtually.

Having observed some challenges in the faculty, the group identified six areas of support to the faculty which should be handled in phases as follows: Equipping the burnt pharmacognosy laboratory; Renovation of lecture theatres and classrooms; Provision of basic equipment, chemicals, and reagents in teaching laboratories; Establishing scholarships and incentive prizes for outstanding students and endowments for professors and the faculty at large; Building the Alumni Pharmacy Hostel for the students; Building and equipping an Alumni Central Laboratory.

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It was also the resolution of the association that each graduating class should contribute a minimum of three million naira before 30 June, 2024, to support the faculty towards PharmD accreditation and provision of their immediate teaching and learning needs.











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