IBB UNIVERSITY PARTNERS NIGER STATE PHARMACY COUNCIL ON ITS COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

The Management of IBB University, Lapai has given its assurances to partner with the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria, Niger State Branch for necessary inputs that would ensure a successful take-off of College of Health Sciences of the Institution so as to make it stand shoulder-to-shoulder with others in the country.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare made this known while receiving in audience a team of Fellows of West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Pharmacy Department of State Ministry of Health, Niger State.
He said the visit was heart-warming, as the team was made up of respected Pharmacists whose contributions to the establishment of the University’s College of Health Sciences would immensely help in laying a solid foundation for the laudable project.
Professor Maiturare reaffirmed that the Management would look into the suggestion made by the team on the need to have Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences alongside Medical College in the College of Health Sciences of the University for enormous advantages that could be derived from the proposal.

Earlier in his speech, the leader of the team who is also the Director Pharmacy in the Niger State Ministry of Health, Pharm. Dr. Mohammed Ndagi reiterated the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria, Niger State Branch readiness to collaborate with the Management of the University towards providing necessary support that would facilitate the establishment of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the same time with the Medical College.
He stressed the need for the University to carve a niche for itself for specialisation in a particular area of the profession so as to attract funding organisations that could support such programmes.
Dr. Ndagi disclosed that Niger State was blessed with right caliber of human resources in the area of pharmaceutical sciences that could fast-drive the process of establishing the Faculty of Pharmacy in the University.

The Director thanked the Management for the warmth reception and pledged for continued cooperation and fruitful further discussions with the University for the realization of the noble objective.

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