Ahmed Yakasai emerges new President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria



A FELLOW of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Fellow of Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (PSN), Nigerian Institute of Management, Institute of Logistics Management of Nigeria and Institute of Chartered Institute of Commerce, and two-time Commissioner in Kano State, Ahmed I. Yakasai, over the weekend, emerged as the new President of PSN.

Also, a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and former Acting chairman of the Commission, Amina Zakari and 69 others have emerged Fellows of the Society.

Yakasi, who emerged after an election during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of PSN concluded yesterday in Abuja, is an accomplished pharmacist/independent consultant with comprehensive background in international marketing. He obtained his first degree in Pharmacy in 1983 from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University.

He also has several postgraduate certificates in different professional fields ranging from general management, leadership skills, entrepreneurship, IT, community rapid assessment, emergency preparedness and response to epidemics/case management, leasing operations and administrations, islamic banking, public-private partnership project management essentials and MSc. international marketing (search and social media marketing), University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom (UK)-in view.

Yakasai was born in Yakasai Quarters of Kano Municipality, Kano State in 1960 and has worked variously in both public and private sectors. He was Commissioner twice in Kano State (Commissioner of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Tourism in 2005 to 2010 and Commissioner of Land and Physical Planning 2010-2011. He worked in four government hospitals before joining private sector in 1987 after which he founded Pharmaplus Nigeria Limited in 1992.

He was 1st Deputy President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (1997 to 2000), Chairman, Pharmaceutical of Society of Nigeria, Kano State 1991 to 1995, Chairman, Nigerian Association of General Practice Pharmacists, now Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), 1989 to 91, 1st Vice President, Kano Chamber of Commerce 1996-2004, Zonal Consultant, National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), among others.

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