Pharm NAE Mohammed, FPSN, FNIM
A native of Jagbe, Etsako West Local Government of Edo State, Pharm NAE Mohammed was born in October 07, 1960 at Ado-Ekiti, in present day Ekiti State. He started his early education at St. Johns Anglican Primary School, Agbor, Delta State and later proceeded to St Peter Grammar School, Agenebode and Methodist Comprehensive High School, Aye-Ekiti, Ekiti State for his secondary school education. He got his Bachelor in Pharmacy degree in 1984 from the prestigious Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria. In 1997, he had his MBA from the Edo State University, Ekpoma and in 2008 a Master of Science in Health Management from the University of Lagos. He is currently a Ph.D student in Healthcare Management, Policy Development and Implementation, Walden University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
After his mandatory internship and national service programmes, he had working experiences as Superintendent Pharmacist in some private pharmaceutical companies in Lagos and health care management consultancy services.
As a pharmacist, he has worked in various areas of pharmacy practice including community, industrial and consultancy; and has also considerable experience in healthcare publishing where he delved into various issues and personalities. In his consultant capacity, he has been involved in various policy development projects in Nigeria by the Federal Ministry of Health and some of its Agencies. Some of the consultancy works include:
- preparation of the 5-year strategic plan for the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria in 2006;
- development of numerous position papers by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria for the Federal Ministry of Health on pharmaceutical and health related issues.
In the area of service delivery, he has at various times held positions in Organizations such as:
- North Central Zonal Coordinator for the National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS) to mention a few;
- National Program on Immunization (NPI) as Central Facilitator in Ogun and Adamawa States;
- Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) as Council member;
- PATHS/DFID, and Federal Ministry of Health where he served as member in National Healthcare Financing Technical Working Group, National Chemical Safety Technical Working Group, National Injection Safety Technical Working Group, and National Pharmacovigilance Technical Working Group
resulting in the development of National Policies on National Healthcare Financing, National Chemical Safety, National Injection Safety and National Pharmacovigilance, etc.
- Worked in the Lagos State Task Force on Fake Drugs;
- Part-Time Inspector, defunct Lagos State Task Force on Fake and Counterfeit Drugs and PCN Inspection Committee.
As a Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) certified Professional Manager, he has displayed his managerial competencies in various positions of endeavor. He has in addition, attended various professional and management courses organized by various organizations. He has also attended many professional training organized for healthcare and non-healthcare professionals, and served as a resource person to:
- The Academy of LiveWell lnitiative (LWI), a public health NGO, a registered health-promotion focused organization which empowers the people through health literacy;
- Pharmanews Limited, a publishing and training organization;
- West African Post graduate college of Pharmacists [WAPCP];
- Pharmacists Council of Nigeria [PCN] in their mandatory continuing professional development [MCPD] program for Pharmacists and;
- Facilitator in other private companies in area of manpower development.
He is the founder of ADI Healthcare Initiative, a non-profit and non-political organization set up with major aim of closing the gap between knowledge and action as it pertains to the health of the populace. This is being done through the use of different instruments of operation to enable individuals take informed decision concerning their health and positive well-being.
He has attended various Conferences organized by Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria [PSN], West African Post graduate college of Pharmacists [WAPCP] and International Pharmaceutical Federation [FIP] based in Hague, Netherlands.
He is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and served as Secretary of Board of Fellows from 2012 to 2014. He is currently the Honorary Secretary of African Pharmaceutical Forum (An affiliate of FIP and the forum for all Pharmacists in Africa). Other services to the profession include:
- Secretary, Lagos State Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria [PSN];
- National Financial Secretary, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria;
- National Treasurer, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria;
- National Secretary Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria;
- Foundation General Secretary, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN), where he is currently the Deputy President;
- Secretary, PSN Relief Committee on Ikeja Bomb Blast Victims Rehabilitation;
- Project Adviser, ALPS Committee on Roll Back Malaria;
- Served in numerous PSN Committees and sub Committees.
As a Manager of Men and Materials, he was serving as General Manager, Swiss Biostadt Limited before his appointment as Registrar/Secretary to the Governing Council, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) in 2014.
His hobbies include reading, football, missionary work' and social services. He is married to Rev (Mrs.) Adizetu Omoshoke Mohammed and the union is blessed with three beautiful daughters: Blessing, Glory and Emmanuella.
From Registrar's Desk
June 01, 2020
UPDATE FROM THE REGISTRY
On behalf of the management and staff of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, I bring warm greetings to all players in the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Industry. The PCN is particularly delighted at the way Pharmacists in all spheres of practices have conducted themselves ethically while delivering exceptional service as we all strive to contain the COVID 19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we observed that some colleagues were harassed by law enforcement officials as they went about their lawful duties. To this end, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria has decided to re-produce Identification Cards for all registered and licensed Pharmacists in Nigeria free of charge.
The proactive measure taken by the Council to automate its processes especially Licensing and Continuing Education is beginning to yield dividends. In spite of the lockdown, the Registration and Licensing of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical premises has continued to run seamlessly. Unfortunately, applications from fresh applicants which are paper based were affected by the lockdown. Let me assure all the applicants that the paper based forms so received are being processed for registration and issuance of licenses along with other applications received online.
The first cycle of the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Orientation Programme (FPGOP) earlier put on hold due to the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic would take place as soon as it is safe to do so. We therefore appeal to all prospective applicants to please be patient. I would also like to appeal to all prospective Pharmacists awaiting induction in some Faculties of Pharmacy to be assured that the Council is exploring all avenues to ensure that they are inducted into the Profession as soon as possible.
The restriction of movement in several parts of the country has hampered the activities of the national enforcement team. However, the team is strategizing and will soon commence activities in order to ensure that only registered and licensed premises are allowed to service the citizens. In doing so, PCN will take all necessary safety measures to protect the enforcement team. Furthermore, it is heartwarming that inspection activities which was also put on hold, have kicked off in most States of the Federation where lockdown has been eased.
However, I would like to encourage all pharmacists to take advantage of the different Federal Government initiatives aimed at developing the healthcare sector especially the Pharmaceutical industry.
As I conclude, I wish to express, on behalf of the management and staff of PCN, our sympathy to the family of late Mallam D.S. Wali, FPSN, and the entire pharmacy family on the death of AN ICON of pharmacy, a complete gentleman, a mentor and motivator, a bridge builder across religious, ethnic, generational and professional boundaries.
Yours in Service,
Pharm. Elijah Mohammed, PhD, FPSN, FNIM, FPCPharm, FNAPharm