THE National Executive Committee, NEC, of the National Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, has approved Pharm Olumide Akintayo as the 20th President of the PSN. Akintayo emerged President last week, at the Annual General Meeting of the 85th Annual National Conference of the PSN held in Abeokuta Ogun State.
An alumnus of the University of Ife (Now OAU, Ile-Ife), Akintayo has served on the National Council of the PSN in various capacities and was first elected as a member of the NEC of the PSN in 1997.
He was one of the pioneer students of the West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) and one-time Secretary of the Faculty of Community Pharmacy of the College. He is a full and active member of the Nigeria Institute of Management.
A regular participant at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) where he has featured in the last 10 years, Akintayo has presented over 60 papers and featured at several Induction Ceremonies for newly graduated pharmacists as a representative of the PSN.
Amongst several honours, Akintayo is Fellow of the PSN and WAPCP. In 2011, he was nominated one of 50 Nigerians of integrity, top professionals and merit.