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  •  Dr Emmanuel Akabe Deputy Gov of Nasarawa State said 40 per cent of Nigeria s total sugar needs would come from Nasarawa state by 2024 Akabe said this at the closing banquet of the Association of Hospital and Administration Pharmacists of Nigeria AHAPN Annual National Scientific Conference in Lafia According to him the 40 per cent sugar needs of the country will be produced by Dangote Sugar Refinery in Awe Local Government Area LGA and Flour Mills of Nigeria in Toto LGA He explained that once the companies started production in 2023 and started producing maximally in 2024 they would be producing 40 per cent of Nigeria s sugar needs conveniently I can tell you that by 2024 40 per cent of the total sugar needs of Nigeria will be coming from Nasarawa state because the Dangote Sugar farm on 60 000 hectares of land will start production by 2023 He said that would take care of the 30 per cent of the total sugar needs of Nigeria For the Flour Mills of Nigeria in Toto area they will also produce 10 per cent of the total sugar needs So 10 per cent plus 30 per cent gives us 40 per cent from Nasarawa State alone he said Akabe applauded the association for holding its annual conference in Nasarawa state He assured them that the state was hospitable peaceful and yearning for investments from investors from all sectors of the economy including the health sector Nasarawa state is one of the most peaceful states in the country Thank God for the traditional institution and others who have worked day and night to ensure we have peace and stability in our state And so we are a state in a hurry and yearning for industrialisation Please come and invest in Nasarawa State He said the state had many incentives to offer since it needed the investments as the only way to grow and compete Earlier Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo National Chairman AHAPN appreciated the government for providing a conducive environment for investment and bodies like AHAPN to be able to hold its annual conference in the state He said inin spite of initial concerns about security the weeklong conference took place peacefully with many invited dignataries and about 1 000 pharmacists from across the country in attendance Mr Luka Augustine Chairman of AHAPN in Nasarawa state later told newsmen that the chapter was grateful to its national body for having faith and giving the chapter the opportunity to host the conference in spite of insecurity concerns He said one of the highlights of the weeklong conference was the launching of the state chapter s Health Systems Pharmacy Magazine aimed at educating readers and showcasing the efforts of pharmacists in the state with regards to their research and work It s a scientific magazine showcasing clinical trials of colleagues So we decided to use this opportunity at this conference to showcase what we are doing to the world he said Also Mr Nwaora Okpalaeke Chairman Local Organising Committee said the conference was the best organised in the last 15 years He appreciated Gov Abdullahi Sule Emir of Lafia Justice Sidi Bage Rtd and other well meaning Nigerians for their support and contribution to the success of the conference I am sure in the next 10 years we might not have any conference as interesting as this so I thank God for everything he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AHAPN s 23rd Annual National Conference held in Lafia from Aug 1 to 5 with the theme COVID 19 Experience Expanding the role of health system pharmacists Pharmacists from Federal Medical Centres Keffi and Owerri National Hospital Abuja and University College Hospital UCH Ibadan among many other health institutions across the country were in attendance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria’s 40% sugar needs will come from Nasarawa by 2024 — Dep. Gov.
     Dr Emmanuel Akabe Deputy Gov of Nasarawa State said 40 per cent of Nigeria s total sugar needs would come from Nasarawa state by 2024 Akabe said this at the closing banquet of the Association of Hospital and Administration Pharmacists of Nigeria AHAPN Annual National Scientific Conference in Lafia According to him the 40 per cent sugar needs of the country will be produced by Dangote Sugar Refinery in Awe Local Government Area LGA and Flour Mills of Nigeria in Toto LGA He explained that once the companies started production in 2023 and started producing maximally in 2024 they would be producing 40 per cent of Nigeria s sugar needs conveniently I can tell you that by 2024 40 per cent of the total sugar needs of Nigeria will be coming from Nasarawa state because the Dangote Sugar farm on 60 000 hectares of land will start production by 2023 He said that would take care of the 30 per cent of the total sugar needs of Nigeria For the Flour Mills of Nigeria in Toto area they will also produce 10 per cent of the total sugar needs So 10 per cent plus 30 per cent gives us 40 per cent from Nasarawa State alone he said Akabe applauded the association for holding its annual conference in Nasarawa state He assured them that the state was hospitable peaceful and yearning for investments from investors from all sectors of the economy including the health sector Nasarawa state is one of the most peaceful states in the country Thank God for the traditional institution and others who have worked day and night to ensure we have peace and stability in our state And so we are a state in a hurry and yearning for industrialisation Please come and invest in Nasarawa State He said the state had many incentives to offer since it needed the investments as the only way to grow and compete Earlier Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo National Chairman AHAPN appreciated the government for providing a conducive environment for investment and bodies like AHAPN to be able to hold its annual conference in the state He said inin spite of initial concerns about security the weeklong conference took place peacefully with many invited dignataries and about 1 000 pharmacists from across the country in attendance Mr Luka Augustine Chairman of AHAPN in Nasarawa state later told newsmen that the chapter was grateful to its national body for having faith and giving the chapter the opportunity to host the conference in spite of insecurity concerns He said one of the highlights of the weeklong conference was the launching of the state chapter s Health Systems Pharmacy Magazine aimed at educating readers and showcasing the efforts of pharmacists in the state with regards to their research and work It s a scientific magazine showcasing clinical trials of colleagues So we decided to use this opportunity at this conference to showcase what we are doing to the world he said Also Mr Nwaora Okpalaeke Chairman Local Organising Committee said the conference was the best organised in the last 15 years He appreciated Gov Abdullahi Sule Emir of Lafia Justice Sidi Bage Rtd and other well meaning Nigerians for their support and contribution to the success of the conference I am sure in the next 10 years we might not have any conference as interesting as this so I thank God for everything he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AHAPN s 23rd Annual National Conference held in Lafia from Aug 1 to 5 with the theme COVID 19 Experience Expanding the role of health system pharmacists Pharmacists from Federal Medical Centres Keffi and Owerri National Hospital Abuja and University College Hospital UCH Ibadan among many other health institutions across the country were in attendance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria’s 40% sugar needs will come from Nasarawa by 2024 — Dep. Gov.
    General news2 months ago

    Nigeria’s 40% sugar needs will come from Nasarawa by 2024 — Dep. Gov.

    Dr Emmanuel Akabe, Deputy Gov. of Nasarawa State, said 40 per cent of Nigeria’s  total sugar needs would come from Nasarawa state by 2024.Akabe said this at the closing banquet of the Association of Hospital and Administration Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Annual National Scientific  Conference in Lafia.

    According to him, the 40 per cent sugar needs of the country will be produced by Dangote Sugar Refinery in Awe Local Government Area  (LGA) and  Flour Mills of Nigeria in Toto LGA.

    He explained that once the companies started production in 2023 and started producing maximally in 2024, they would be producing 40 per cent of Nigeria’s sugar needs conveniently.

    “I can tell you that by 2024, 40 per cent of the total sugar needs of Nigeria will be coming from Nasarawa state because the Dangote Sugar farm on 60, 000 hectares of land will start production by 2023.He said that would take care of the 30 per cent of the total sugar needs of Nigeria.

    “For the Flour Mills of Nigeria in Toto area, they will also produce 10 per cent of the total sugar needs.

    “So 10 per cent plus 30 per cent gives us 40 per cent from Nasarawa State alone,” he said.

    Akabe applauded the association for holding its annual conference in Nasarawa state.

    He assured them that the state was hospitable, peaceful and yearning for investments from investors from all sectors of the economy, including the health sector.

    “Nasarawa state is one of the most peaceful states in the country.

    Thank God for the traditional institution and others who have worked day and night to ensure we have peace and stability in our state.

    “And so, we are a state in a hurry and yearning for industrialisation.

    Please come and invest in Nasarawa State.

    He said the state had many incentives to offer since it needed the investments as the only way to grow and compete.

    Earlier, Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo, National Chairman,  AHAPN, appreciated the government for providing a conducive environment for investment and bodies like AHAPN to be able to hold its annual conference in the state.

    He said  inin spite of initial concerns about security, the weeklong conference took place peacefully with many invited dignataries and about 1,000 pharmacists from across the country in attendance.

    Mr Luka Augustine, Chairman of AHAPN in Nasarawa state, later told newsmen that the chapter was grateful to its national body for having faith and giving the chapter the opportunity to host the conference in  spite of insecurity concerns.

    He said one of the highlights of the weeklong conference was the launching of the state chapter’s Health Systems Pharmacy Magazine aimed at educating readers and showcasing the efforts of pharmacists in the state with regards to their research and work.

    “It’s a scientific magazine showcasing clinical trials of colleagues.

    So we decided to use this opportunity at this conference to showcase what we are doing to the world,” he said.

    Also, Mr Nwaora Okpalaeke, Chairman, Local Organising Committee,  said the conference was the best organised in the last 15 years.

    He appreciated Gov. Abdullahi Sule, Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (Rtd) and other well meaning Nigerians for their support and contribution to the success of the conference.

    “I am sure in the next 10 years, we might not have any conference as interesting as this so I thank God for everything,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AHAPN’s  23rd Annual National Conference held in Lafia from Aug. 1 to 5, with the theme: “COVID-19 Experience: Expanding the role of health system pharmacists.

    ”Pharmacists from Federal Medical Centres Keffi and Owerri, National Hospital Abuja and University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan among many other health institutions across the country, were in attendance.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo National Chairman Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria AHAPN on Monday said about 200 of its members left the country in search of better practice environment abroad Ogunjemiyo said this at a news conference during its 23rd Annual National Scientific Conference with the theme entitled COVID 19 Experience Expanding the Role of Health System Pharmacists in Lafia Brain drain is a term indicating substantial emigration or migration of individuals which often results from turmoil within a nation or the existence of favourable professional opportunities in other countries or from a desire to seek a higher standard of living He said that those who have left the country did so because of poor practice environment insecurity poor condition of services I remember a colleague of mine who was traveling from Owo in Ondo State where we practise to Benin in Edo state He was kidnapped along the way As soon as he was released he immediately left the country with his family So those are the major reasons So within the last one year we have lost about 200 pharmacists to brain drain Most of them have gone to Canada and other developed countries he said Ogunjemiyo said that the situation as at now was that the pharmacists were more at the top level and few at lower level because once they came in and saw better opportunity abroad they just took off He said that the association was expecting over 1 000 pharmacists across the country from the rank and file within the Hospital and Administrative positions and those from other areas of pharmacy practice to attend the conference which kicked off today It is worthy of note that Nasarawa State is hosting the conference of any professional group of this magnitude for the very first time since its creation It is indeed a great honour for the government and the people of Nasarawa state as the name of the state will be included in the pharmaceutical lexicon he said Ogunjemiyo said during the conference the association would pay courtesy call on dignitaries in the state conduct health walk against drug abuse health outreach for indigenes at the Emir of Lafia s palace Townhall meeting and plenary sessions This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility carried out regularly and during conferences of this magnitude It is meant to complement efforts of Nasarawa Government in improving the health of its citizenry About 1 000 indigenes are expected to benefit from the medical outreach and they will enjoy pharmaceutical care free of charge Malaria Blood Pressure check Height and Weight check Blood glucose are some of the issues to be looked into They will also get free consultation and counselling he said Ogunjemiyo said that the conference aimed to bring members together provide enabling environment for discussion about practice issues and learn the latest development in hospital and administrative practice NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Brain Drain: Association losses 200 pharmacists to better environment
     Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo National Chairman Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria AHAPN on Monday said about 200 of its members left the country in search of better practice environment abroad Ogunjemiyo said this at a news conference during its 23rd Annual National Scientific Conference with the theme entitled COVID 19 Experience Expanding the Role of Health System Pharmacists in Lafia Brain drain is a term indicating substantial emigration or migration of individuals which often results from turmoil within a nation or the existence of favourable professional opportunities in other countries or from a desire to seek a higher standard of living He said that those who have left the country did so because of poor practice environment insecurity poor condition of services I remember a colleague of mine who was traveling from Owo in Ondo State where we practise to Benin in Edo state He was kidnapped along the way As soon as he was released he immediately left the country with his family So those are the major reasons So within the last one year we have lost about 200 pharmacists to brain drain Most of them have gone to Canada and other developed countries he said Ogunjemiyo said that the situation as at now was that the pharmacists were more at the top level and few at lower level because once they came in and saw better opportunity abroad they just took off He said that the association was expecting over 1 000 pharmacists across the country from the rank and file within the Hospital and Administrative positions and those from other areas of pharmacy practice to attend the conference which kicked off today It is worthy of note that Nasarawa State is hosting the conference of any professional group of this magnitude for the very first time since its creation It is indeed a great honour for the government and the people of Nasarawa state as the name of the state will be included in the pharmaceutical lexicon he said Ogunjemiyo said during the conference the association would pay courtesy call on dignitaries in the state conduct health walk against drug abuse health outreach for indigenes at the Emir of Lafia s palace Townhall meeting and plenary sessions This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility carried out regularly and during conferences of this magnitude It is meant to complement efforts of Nasarawa Government in improving the health of its citizenry About 1 000 indigenes are expected to benefit from the medical outreach and they will enjoy pharmaceutical care free of charge Malaria Blood Pressure check Height and Weight check Blood glucose are some of the issues to be looked into They will also get free consultation and counselling he said Ogunjemiyo said that the conference aimed to bring members together provide enabling environment for discussion about practice issues and learn the latest development in hospital and administrative practice NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Brain Drain: Association losses 200 pharmacists to better environment
    General news2 months ago

    Brain Drain: Association losses 200 pharmacists to better environment

    Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo, National Chairman, Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN), on Monday said about 200 of its members left the country in search of better practice environment abroad.

    Ogunjemiyo said this at a news conference during its 23rd Annual National Scientific Conference with the theme entitled: ”COVID-19 Experience: Expanding the Role of Health System Pharmacists” in Lafia.

    Brain drain is a term indicating substantial emigration or migration of individuals which often results from turmoil within a nation or the existence of favourable professional opportunities in other countries, or from a desire to seek a higher standard of living.

    He said that those who have left the country did so because of poor practice environment, insecurity, poor condition of services.

    “I remember a colleague of mine who was traveling from Owo, in Ondo State where we practise, to Benin in Edo state.

    “He was kidnapped along the way.

    As soon as he was released, he immediately left the country with his family.

    “So those are the major reasons.

    “So within the last one year, we have lost about 200 pharmacists to brain drain.

    Most of them have gone to Canada and other developed countries,” he said.

    Ogunjemiyo said that the situation as at now was that the pharmacists were more at the top level and few at lower level because once they came in and saw better opportunity abroad, they just took off.

    He said that the association was expecting over 1,000 pharmacists across the country from the rank and file within the Hospital and Administrative positions, and those from other areas of pharmacy practice to attend the conference which kicked-off today.

    “It is worthy of note that Nasarawa State is hosting the conference of any professional group of this magnitude for the very first time since its creation.

    “It is indeed a great honour for the government and the people of Nasarawa state as the name of the state will be included in the pharmaceutical lexicon,” he said.

    Ogunjemiyo said during the conference, the association would pay courtesy call on dignitaries in the state, conduct health walk against drug abuse, health outreach for indigenes at the Emir of Lafia’s palace, Townhall meeting and plenary sessions.

    “This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility carried out regularly and during conferences of this magnitude.

    “It is meant to complement efforts of Nasarawa Government in improving the health of its citizenry.

    About 1,000 indigenes are expected to benefit from the medical outreach and they will enjoy pharmaceutical care, free of charge.

    ”Malaria, Blood Pressure check, Height and Weight check, Blood glucose are some of the issues to be looked into.

    They will also get free consultation and counselling,” he said.

    Ogunjemiyo said that the conference aimed to bring members together, provide enabling environment for discussion about practice issues and learn the latest development in hospital and administrative practice.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN