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UNN Pharmacy 2003 Class reunion about supporting ourselves, giving back to our alma mater – Class President, Ibegbunam
 
From: CEOAFRICA REPORTER: Boluwatife Oparinde
Mon, 6 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

As the 2003 Pharmacy set of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) held its inaugural reunion between Friday, April 5 and Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Best Western Plus Hotel, Independence Layout, Enugu, the Class President, Pharm. Dr. Innocent Ibegbunam, DrPH, MPH, B.Pharm, has revealed the reasons behind the reunion and future prospects.

In his opening remarks as the Coordinator of the Central Planning Committee, Dr. Ibegbunam, who is also the Country Director, Ghana of Chemonics International Inc., overseeing USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program, who expressed his excitement at seeing his colleagues at the inaugural reunion and 20th graduation anniversary, said that the year 2003 was a milestone date that gave them wings like eagle to fly “as we were shot like morning stars around the world in our various fields of professional endeavours.”

Noting some of the achievements of the class members over the years, he said that “on geographical spread, we have two dozen colleagues making positive impacts outside of the shores of Nigeria in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Botswana, Ghana, South Africa, and other countries. In addition, we have leading business experts across Nigeria in Abuja, Owerri, and other towns, improving human lives via their professional expertise.”

“The UNN Pharmacy Class of 2003 (2001/2002 academic session) are men and women of timber and calibre, hence our desire to come together as a group to felicitate amongst ourselves on our 20 years graduation anniversary,” he added.

Disclosing that the class also boasts of over two dozen of them as Chief Executive Officers, Country Directors and Managers, Projects Directors and Managers, Professors, Pharmacy Managers, Pharmacy Directors, Deputy Directors etc, as well as clergies, fashion gurus, political experts, royalties, publicity, and communication experts, the Class President told his colleagues that “it is my aspiration that we will use this occasion to reconnect with each other again. This will enable us to rekindle the spirit of unity, joy and friendship that we struck in the ‘Lion’s Den’ for six years as a group.”

He continued that, “It is my utmost desire that we also use this moment to further start looking out for each other and explore how we can support ourselves individually and/or collectively to succeed and thrive around the world. I am glad that we are using this reunion as an opportunity to restart welfare support for ourselves while also giving back to our alma mater via donation of equipment.”

In an interview with CEOAFRICA, the class pioneer president also expressed that “as we get to know ourselves and what we are doing, we will start looking at those potentials that we have to harness the talents, treasures, and strengths that we have. We will start forming strong bonding ultimately to see how we can continue to see and help each other.”

While he sought for the cooperation of his class members to ensure smooth running of the class, Dr. Ibegbunam, also added that the class despite having done things for the ease of students and staff members of their alma mater, intend to do more with a solid structure in place.

 

 

 

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