UNILAG PANS Executives Visit Pharmanews

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The UNILAG PANS and Senate Executives in a group photograph with Pharmanews Publisher, Sir (Pharm) Ifeanyi Atueyi,, during the courtesy visit.
L-R: Mr Patrick Enwelunmor, editor, Pharmanews; Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, publisher, Pharmanews; President, PANS, UNILAG, Abideen Opeyemi Salami, and Mrs Temitope Obayendo, online editor, Pharmanews, during the courtesy visit.

As a means of renewing their relationship with the management of Pharmanews Ltd, the leadership of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Chapter, led by the President, Abideen Opeyemi Salami, paid a courtesy visit to the doyen of Pharmaceutical Journalism in Nigeria, Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, on Wednesday, 30 March, 2022, at the Pharmanews corporate head office in Mende, Maryland, Lagos.

The visit, organised to pay homage to a worthy patron, had in attendance members of the PANS executives and Senate, UNILAG, including Salami; Vice-President, Oluwanifesimi Agbede; General Secretary, Olasunkanmi Ajilaran; Treasurer, Tahiyyah Oluwalope Alawiye; Financial Secretary, Mubarak Oluwamayokun Sanusi; Senate President, Ayodeji Oloruntoba; Senate Member, Omotola Popoola; and Senate Member/Co-Leader, Public Health Team, Israel Adebayo.

Speaking during the visit, the President briefed the Pharmanews Publisher on the various activities of the association for the session, intimated him on the need for the association to partner more with Pharmanews, as he solicited his support and fatherly advice for the association.

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According to Salami, they officially decided to visit the Pharmanews boss, whom they have been admiring since day one in Pharmacy school, to rekindle the relationship their predecessors established with Pharmanews as well as to appreciate the support of Sir Atueyi to their chapter over the years.

Expressing their delight in meeting the Pharmanews Publisher one on one, Salami promised to carry him along in all their decisions and activities towards building an active and sustainable structure for PANS, UNILAG.

In his response, Sir Atueyi lauded the efforts of Salami and his team members at ensuring the renewal of relationship with Pharmanews, adding that he was happy with their visit. He added that the essence of leadership is not to fill up offices but to create values and seek wisdom.

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UNILAG PANS Executives Visit Pharmanews
The UNILAG PANS and Senate Executives in a group photograph with Pharmanews Publisher, Sir (Pharm) Ifeanyi Atueyi,, during the courtesy visit.

“I have been relating with students since 1979, when we had only four universities offering Pharmacy and since then we have enjoyed a good working relationship with PANS. We in Pharmanews are happy to be part of PANS and are grateful to have you visit us. PANS has been a great ally to us since inception,” he said.

In her contribution, the Online Editor, Pharmanews, Mrs Temitope Obayendo, explained how Pharmanews has solidified relationship with PANS by establishing the PANSite of the Year Award- an annual online poll in 2019, adding that it was unfortunate that PANS, UNILAG has no nominee in the ongoing digital contest.

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Appreciating the youngsters for the visit, Obayendo added that Pharmanews has created several opportunities for the students to showcase their activities and as well project them, saying a regular column for interviewing PANS presidents across the country has been featured for years in the journal.

Speaking in the same vein, the Editor, Pharmanews, Mr Patrick Iwelunmor, charged the students to be good ambassadors of Pharmacy profession, adding that Pharmanews, which came into existence in May 1979, is a product of one man’s passion to set a standard in the pharmaceutical industry in the country and beyond.

He commended the students for the visit and as well as assured them that Pharmanews would continue to partner with them in the area of publicity for their programmes, just like it has been doing in the past.

 

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