The Chairman, PSN Young Pharmacists Group, Pharm. Ekomobong Hanson has announced the commencement of an Innovative Mentorship program for Young Pharmacists and Pharmacy Students in Nigeria.
Hanson made this known when the National Executive Council of the PSN-YPG paid a courtesy visit to the President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai, FPSN in his office during the weekend.
He Stated that the objective of the Program is to link atleast 800 Young Pharmacists and 500 final year Pharmacy Students to Key Players in the Pharmaceutical Sector during the first phase of the program, noting that the next generation of Young Pharmacists Leaders will emerge from this program. This will help Young Pharmacists build lasting relationships, gather Career support and skills in areas of Research and Development, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, planning and Personal development, He added.
The YPG Chairman stated that the Mentorship Program is free for all her Members and Associate Members through www.psnypg.org but with limited Slots available, advising members to register before close of Registration for the Program in March 2018. He also called on all Stakeholders in the Pharma Sector to support this home grown Initiative of the PSN-YPG for the success and sustainability of the program.
Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai in his response commended the performance of the PSN-YPG within the last one year and tasked Young Pharmacists on ethical practice, honesty, integrity, discipline and respect for the profession. He admonished Young Pharmacists to always Aim high, Being focused and resolute at all times, avoiding the “Get Rich Quick syndrome” and “Register and Go” syndrome.
Yakasai assured the PSN-YPG of the Continuous support of the Society noting that the issues affecting Young Pharmacists will always receive maximum attention of the PSN.