Prof. Emmanuel Chinedum Ibezim of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka has emerged the winner of the 2023 May & Baker Professional Service Award in Pharmacy. He beat many other top contenders to clinch the most prestigious Award in the pharmacy profession on account of his outstanding and innovative contributions in the pharmaceutical Sciences and research field in Nigeria
The award which has a price tag of One Million Naira was presented to him at the 96th Annual National Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) held recently in Gombe. Professor Ibezim, who received the plague and certificate for the Award from Mr. Obinna Emeribe, Head, Pharma Sales and Marketing of May & Baker Nigeria Plc thanked May & Baker and the PSN for recognizing his efforts in the practice of pharmacy. He said the award will motivate him into further pursuits of excellence in pharmacy practice.
The May & Baker Professional Service Award in Pharmacy was instituted in 2005 by May & Baker Nigeria Plc, to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions by individual practitioners, public servants, and industry operators, academicians/researchers in the study and practice of pharmacy in Nigeria.
At the Award presentation ceremony, the chairman of the award committee Pharm. Anthony Oyawole thanked the management of May & Baker Nigeria Plc for sustaining the award over the years and also applauded the significant increase in the winning price. He urged pharmacists in non-academic practice to show greater innovativeness to be able to earn such awards.
R-L Pharm Dr. Egbuna Udeorah, Deputy PSN President South; Ms Binta Yusuf, Corporate Comm. Manager May & Baker; Mr. Chiagozie Maduneme, Head of Sales, May & Baker; Winner of 2023 Professional Service Award, Prof. Emmanuel Chinedum Ibezim; Mr. Obinna Emeribe, Head Pharma Sales and Marketing, May and Baker; Dr. Ezekiel Akinkunm, and Dr Ibrahim Eniaiyewu at the Presentation of the May & Baker Professional Service Award at the just concluded 2023 PSN National conference in Gombe State.