The Head of Department, Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Prof. Ibrahim Oreagba has emerged the newly elected National Amir (President) of the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN).
Prof. Oreagba, a Consultant Pharmacist and Clinical Pharmacologist with Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Pharmacology, was elected during the just concluded National Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association held physically in Dutse, Jigawa State while members across the country also joined in virtually via zoom.
In what has been described as a reshuffle of the national cabinet, Prof. Oreagba, a former Vice President 1, will now lead the apex medical association of all Muslim health professionals in the country for the next three administrative years.
Muslim News findings revealed that a former National Secretary, Pharm Dr. Muhammad Audi is now the Vice President 1, while Dr. Razaq Soliu will serve as the Vice President 2 of the Association at the National level. In a clear shift of governance to the southern zone, the former National Auditor, Dr AbdurRashid Nasir, was also elected the National Secretary.
Meanwhile, Hajia Naimat Balarabe has taken over as National Ameerah while Prof. Hajara Yakubu becomes the Deputy Editor-in-Chief to work with the new Editor-in-Chief, Dr Abiola Tajudeen. Mall Hassan Shaaba and Dr Muhammad Mustapha Yakubu were retained as Financial Secretary and Public Relations Officer respectively. The Provost of the College of Nursing, Niger, Hajia Aisha Maikudi becomes the National Treasurer.
Speaking with Muslim News, the incoming National President, Prof. Oreagba saw his appointment as a challenge, adding that, “I strongly believe that with the support of my co-officers and members, we shall take IMAN to the next level, in shaa Allah.”
Prof. Oreagba said, “Our administration will be strengthening the concept of teamwork, increasing our Da’wah activities and optimal use of information technology, in shaa Allah.”
In his biodata available on pharmanews, Prof. Oreagba had his Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmaco-epidemiology and Pharmacovigilance from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, U.K.
A seasoned resource person and examiner of the college, Oreagba is a Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists.
The academician, has served and is still serving the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria at different capacities.
He is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the West African Journal of Pharmacy; Editor of the West African Journal of Pharmacology and Drug Research; an Editorial Consultant for the Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine, Journal of Basic Medical Sciences and the Journal of Basic and Social Pharmacy Research. He is also a reviewer to many local and international journals.
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