Pharmaceutical Association Of Nigeria (Pan), Bingham University’s Chapter Holds Its Annual Health Week

Published on: Jun 6th, 2024

The Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria  Bingham University Chapter , recently held its annual health week themed "Empowering Tomorrow’s Pharmacists."


The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Haruna Kuje Ayuba in his remarks titled “To Live a Life of Essence" emphasised the necessity for pharmacists to embody the fear of God in their daily activities. He stressed the importance of time management, commitment, and integrity. Prof. Ayuba encouraged pharmacists to adopt roles akin to doctors, nurses, and counselors, always aiming to save lives. He urged students to represent the university well.


Earlier The Dean of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Assoc. Prof. John Alfa, in his opening remarks thanked the Association's executives and highlighted the week's benefits. He urged students to fully engage in the program and join the association.


Registrar Dr. Mrs. Esther Joy Dyaji in her remarks expressed her gratitude for the faculty's achievements, noting the positive global impact of their graduates. She encouraged students to continue being exemplary ambassadors of the university.

In his address, the Assistant General Secretary of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria PSN- representing the Chairman Nasarawa State chapter of PSN Pharm. Makan Nenzarmwa, encouraged students to prioritize their studies and engage with professional associations for career development. He emphasized the importance of starting academic and career journeys early to achieve peak success.


Keynote speaker Pharm. Micheal Egwu from NISA Premiere Hospital, Abuja, praised Bingham University students for their competence. He advised students to think creatively, pursue continuous learning, and remain adaptable in a rapidly changing world. Egwu stressed the need for pharmacists to be versatile, hardworking, and open to new knowledge to add  value and reach career goals.


Guest speaker Dr. Emmanuel Tyohemba Agba highlighted education as a transformative tool. Reflecting on the theme "Empowering Tomorrow’s Pharmacists," he described God as the first industrial pharmacist, referencing biblical guidance on herbal remedies. Dr. Agba encouraged students to thoroughly understand diseases, choose impactful career paths, embrace technology, and follow their passion while seeking divine guidance.


The highpoint of the event was the fundraising for the students magazine.