The National Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED) Kwara State Chapter has inaugurated new executive to pilot the affairs of the association for the next four years.
The new executive include Alhaji Lawal Jabaje from Ilorin East, President; Mallam Ndawodi Shaaba from Patigi, Vice President l; Babatunde Samuel from Irepodun, Vice President ll; Atoyebi Musiliu from Offa, General Secretary; Adeyanju Aisiah from Ilorin South, Assistant General Secretary l and Adejare Mathew from Kaiama, Assistant General Secretary ll.
Others are Mrs Ahmed Yusuf Aboidun from Ilorin West, Treasurer; Yisa Jecob Josiah from Edu, Financial Secretary; Musa Abdulrasheed from Ifelodun, Auditor; Mudasir Omotunde from Baruten, Chief Weap; Babatunde Sigiri Joseph from Asa, PRO and Ogundele Feronika from Ekiti, Welfare.
Speaking shortly after his inauguration, the new President of NAPMMED, Alhaji Lawal Jabaje, appreciated the leadership and members of the association for the confidence reposed on him, promising not to betray the trust.
Jabaje, who praised the founding leaders of the association for laying a very solid foundation, assured that he would consolidate on their gains and achievements.
“To all our elders and outgoing executive, you will be our reference point and we will continue to refer to you as our Bible and Quran”.
The new NAPPMED President solicited for the support of all members of the association in moving the association forward, adding that a tree cannot make a forest.
“I can’t resist to mention the name of a giant in NAPPMED history, he is Alhaji Wahab Jimoh Ajibola and all his outgoing Executives, I say thank you Sir/Ma for all your unalloyed support towards me and your contribution to NAPPMED.
“They have laid a very solid foundation which we the present generation are now following and will continue to benefit from”.
In his keynote address, the out gone President, Alhaji Abdulwahab Ajibola expressed his appreciation to all those who have contributed in one way or the other to the success of his administration.
Ajibola expressed happiness that his administration was able to build a very strong relationship between the association, Security Agencies and Government regulated Agencies relating to drugs such as the Police, NDLEA, NAFDAC, PCN and MoH.
“NAFDAC gave NAPMMED her words by implementing a corrective measure rather than punitive measure on the members, and this has being done without any prejudice.
“As part of efforts to give support to the state government, our association participated in sensitizing members of public on Covid-19, this I did on radio stations and in newspapers.
“The support gave our union the opportunity of engaging our services to the public despite the lockdown scenario, our members were not affected as we were only carrying out our services as health workers.
“My Administration did not leave any stone unturned as we created good relationship with our sister colloquies such as PSN, NAPPTON, NANNM, APPMAN, NACHEWN.
“Our relationship with the Association of Pharmaceutical Product Marketers of Nigeria (APPMAN) cannot be overemphasized as we took them as our father. And most often they sponsor our programs, as we run to them in times of nees and not for once have they turned us down. We are much indebted to the chairman APPMAN; Adestar, former chairman; OlaMathnic, and our Patron; Fiolu Pharmaceutical for their magnanimous support to us at all time, May God continue to prosper them with lot of blessings”.
Ajibola said the association partnered with manufacturers as “our association serves as a link between manufacturers and the end-users, when new drugs are produced, I give them free advertisement at out meetings”.
“This in turned is being appreciated as NAPMMED members were given discount, credit facilities and in some cases gifts. It is at this juncture, I want to once again express my profound gratitude on the gift of 18 seater, brand new tear leader bus donated to us on August 2013 by The Executive Director, Tuyil Pharm Ind; Most Snr Apostle Awotuyi. The Bus is being judiciously utilized as it is a pride to Kwara Branch when at National functions. My gratitude also goes to the Director Peace Standard Pharm.
“Industry Dr.Samuel Akinlaja for his support on our secretariat.
Quite a number of working committee were established to cater for one issue or the other, these committees had helped my administration in achieving a lot”, Ajibola submitted.
The inauguration was well attended by members of the association across the state.