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Abia to host 90th edition of Annual Conference of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria

By Onyebuchi Ememanka

After successfully hosting the 59th National Council on Health Meeting which just ended in Umuahia, Abia State will once again play host to another major National Event.
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Governor Ikpeazu with The National President of the PSN, Ahmed Ibrahim Yakassai | Photo credit: Abiaonline
The 90th edition of the Annual Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) will hold at the International Conference Center Umuahia in November this year.

The National President of the PSN, Ahmed Ibrahim Yakassai, FPSN, informed Governor Ikpeazu of this when he led the National Executive Council of the PSN and the Registrar of the pharmacists Registration Council of Nigeria to Government House Umuahia on a courtesy call on the sidelines of the meeting of the National Council on Health. They came on January 26th, 2017.

According to the PSN President, the entire membership of the association voted unanimously to come to Abia in November for their annual conference because they want to be part of what the Governor is doing to sell the potentials of Abia State to the world. He said the members particularly want to visit Aba and see for themselves the great manufacturing power of the town and of course do some serious shopping of MADE IN ABA products which the Governor has turned into a national economic symbol.

He commended the Government and people of Abia State for successfully hosting the National Council on Health and described the International Conference Center Umuahia as the most modern in the country. He said the they are looking forward to holding their national conference at the place.

According to him, not less than 5000 pharmacists from across the country and beyond, about 200 pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, investors and other business people from across the world, development partners, etc will be in Umuahia for one whole week.

Meanwhile, Governor Ikpeazu expressed the joy of his government and the people of Abia State on the choice of Abia to host this all important conference and assured the pharmacists of the total support and cooperation of the state government towards a successful hosting of their conference.

He directed the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Gozie John Ahukannah to liaise with the association in this direction.


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