As part of his contributions to the advancement of research and development in the pharmaceutical industry, the President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai, has unveiled a PSN icon at the headquarters of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD).
The official launching of the monument, which held on Wednesday, October 18, in Abuja, was graced by eminent pharmacists, among whom were the immediate past president of PSN, Pharm. Olumide Akintayo; PCN Registrar, Pharm. Elijah Mohammed, PSN Secretary, Pharm. Iyiola Gbolagade, NIPRD DG, Prof. K S Gamaniel and other healthcare team members.
Appreciating the kind gesture of the president towards the development of the institute, Prof. Gamaniel thanked the PSN president for his dodged commitment to the progress of scientific works in the centre.
In his response, the PSN President traced the history of NIPRD as the offspring of PSN, recalling how it was established over 3 decades ago, after a well thought position paper was submitted to the FGN by the then PSN President Late Ogunyemi and Secretary-Deji Osinoiki in 1987.
He pledged his unalloyed commitment to the sustainability of good and quality services provided by the centre to humanity.