Yakasai Inaugurates 2018 BASF Young Female Pharmacist Award


The President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai, in collaboration with BASF West Africa has initiated ‘The Young Female Pharmacist Award’ which was aimed at elevating standards and contribute to the development of local talent, particularly female talent in technical fields, with a focus on Pharmacy.

According to Pharm. Yakasai, the rationale behind the award is to honour women who have shown exceptional commitment and have made extraordinary achievements in their scientific fields. “It is also a means of contributing our quota towards achieving SDGs 4 and 5 of quality education”.

President, PSN,
Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai,

Members of the award committee are: Prof. Mbang Femi-Oyewo, chairman; Prof. Bolajoko Aina; Prof. Olukemi A Odukoya; Prof. Umar U Pateh; Pharm. Ibrahim Binji; Pharm. Ngozi Onuorah; Mr Sithembiso Dlalisa- Representing BASF; and Pharm. Gbolagade Iyiola

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Eligibility and entry requirements are listed below:

  1. Open and competitive process for Female Pharmacists between the ages of 25-35 years old only, registered in Nigeria.
  2. Applicants are expected from manufacturing, academia and public research institutes by nominations or direct applications
  3. Proposal must be original work of applicant. Activities detailed in the proposal must not violate any known laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  4. Staff and NEC members of PSN are not eligible to participate
  5. Submission deadline is 31st August 2018. Detailed requirements/Forms can be downloaded from website: www.psnnational.org

Filled forms can be submitted through email to: psn1927@psnnational.org


  1. Winner of 2018 BASF West Africa-The Young Female Pharmacist Award will get $1000 and International Training and tour of BASF Industrial Facility in Germany
  2. First Runner Up will get $750 only
  3. Second Runner Up will get $500
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The PSN president expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the top management of BASF West Africa led by the Managing Director, Dr Jean-Marc Ricca for the warm reception and the kind gesture.




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