WAPCP to Lay Secretariat Foundation in March, as College President Visits Pharmanews

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L-R: Secretary General, West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), Prof. Ibrahim Oreagba; Pharmanews Publisher, Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi and President WAPCP, Alhaji Murtada Sesay during the college president courtesy visit to Pharmanews Publisher in Lagos on Tuesday

The West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) has concluded plans to lay the foundation of its secretariat building in Lagos.

The President of the college, Alhaji Murtada Sesay, made the disclosure on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Pharmanews Publisher, Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, in Lagos, Nigeria.

Alhaji Sesay, from Sierra Leone, said the foundation laying of the college secretariat will be done by the end of March 2024, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

The WAPCP president said one of the things that has delayed the work in the past was government approval which was characterised by bureaucracy, as well as the break out of COVID-19. “We don’t want to skip any regulatory issue, but now, we have crossed the bridge. Everything is now in our hands.

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According to the Secretary General of the college, Prof. Ibrahim Oreagba, who accompanied the president to Pharmanews office, the blueprint and every other pending things will be ready by middle of March. “So by end of March, 2024, we will able to start the construction, starting the foundation laying”, Prof. Oreagba said.

Meanwhile, the college will be inducting the first set of Francophone (French speaking) and the Lusophone (Portuguese speaking) fellows into the college in April 2024. The induction according to the president will take place from 15 to 18 April, 2024, in Banjul, the capital of the Gambia.

Prof. Oreagba added that the college will also be inducting elected fellows at the Banjul event.

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Sir Atueyi congratulated Alhaji Sesay for the effort in place to ensure that the laying of the foundation of the secretariat happens during his tenure, saying it is a remarkable achievement. He also expressed delight in the way the executives are running the affairs of the college.

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