By Waire Emonefe
Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai FPSN, who is also the immediate past president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) was decorated by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) with a Legacy Award in recognition for his outstanding contributions to the pharmacy profession, pharmaceutical industry and his unrelenting support to NAFDAC in ensuring access to safe, effective and affordable medicines in Nigeria.
The award was presented to him at the silver jubilee celebration of the Agency on Tuesday, 26 th March 2019 at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja. Others in the Legacy Award category included Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, late Ambassador (Pharm) Taminu Saulawa, Juhel Pharmaceuticals and Drugfield Pharmaceuticals.
Pharm Ahmed Yakasai, who is also the founder/ chairman of the Safe Medicines Foundation, expressed his profound gratitude to God and the management council of NAFDAC for the great recognition and honour.
He also appreciated Gen. Waqar Ahmad Kingravi, High Commissioner of Pakistan; PSN President, Pharm. Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa; NMA President, Dr. Francis Faduyile; NAE Mohammed, Registrar, PCN; APBN President represented by Dr. Omede Idris; MD, GSK, Mr. Bhushan; MD, WWCVL, Mr. Santosh; Dr. Njide Ndili, Country Representative, PharmAccess; and Mr. Mahe Abubakar.
Others included – DMD, Jaiz Bank, Kabiru M. Adamu; MD, Agric Bank, Pharm. Emmanuel Abolo; Dean Rova College, Dr. Omokhudu Idogho; MD, SFH, ACP Baba Mohammed; Mr. Tony Isama; as well as his esteemed family and friends who were also there on the great occasion.