President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Ahmed Yakasai, has inaugurated the selection committee for the 12th edition of the May & Baker Professional Service Awards.
The committee comprised five eminent pharmacists led by Maureen Ebigbeyi, a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and Director, Ports Inspection Directorate, National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The winner of this year’s award is expected to be announced at the 89th Annual National Conference of the PSN, scheduled for Mina, Niger State, in November.
The May& Baker Professional Service Award in Pharmacy was instituted in 2005 by May & Baker Nigeria Plc to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions in the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria. It targets individual practitioners, public servants, academics and researchers, who have made outstanding and excellent contributions to the profession. The award carries N500, 000 prize and it is organised in collaboration with the PSN.
Inaugurating the committee, Yakasai commended May & Baker Nigeria for instituting the award noting that the award in its 11 years history has helped the growth and development of pharmacy in Nigeria by encouraging pharmacists to work towards excellence.
He added that the award has also encouraged pharmacists to track and document their contributions in the practice of the profession.
He urged other pharmaceutical companies to emulate the example of May & Baker by instituting programmes that would promote pharmacy practice in Nigeria.
Managing Director, May & Baker Nigeria Plc, Mr. Nanmdi Okafor commended the PSN for working with May & Baker over the years to ensure the success of the award.
He said the caliber of people always chosen to manage the award every year proves that the PSN takes the award project seriously, assuring that May & Baker remains committed to the objectives of the award and will do what is necessary to improve on its offerings
Source: The nation