Prof Babalola commissioning LifePlus Pharmacy Store in Ibadan
The ancient city of Ibadan was agog as the newly opened retail pharmaceutical store, LifePlus Pharmacy was the centre of attraction on Sunday, 5th June, 2022, during it official opening by renowned professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Pharmacokinetics, Prof. Chinedum Peace Babalola, Vice Chancellor of Chrisland University.
The event which took place at LifePlus Pharmacy Store premises at Queens Cinema, Dugbe, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State attracted people from all works of life to grace the occasion.
Addressing the dignitaries that graced the occasion, Prof. Chinedum Babalola, stated that LifePlus Pharmacy Store has met the required standard of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria which deemed it fit to start the Pharmacy store. She said: “I am proud of the structure and equipment I met on ground. I have no doubt that LifePlus Pharmacy Store is determined to serve as it is required by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria.” She commended the owner, Mrs Chiugo Okonkwo for choosing to invest in a dire area of everyday life that has to do with saving lives and humanity; and assured that LifePlus Pharmacy Store is prepared to offer global quality services to all and sundry.
She further harped more on LifePlus Pharmacy as one-stop Pharmacy Store, equipped with reputable work force and quality products where customers can as well get clinical counselling. Prof. Chinedum Babalola used the opportunity to warn the general public against self-medication of drugs as she believes this could be dangerous to health.
The erudite professor advised that medicines should be gotten from reputable and standard pharmacy stores to be sure they are well manufacture, distributed and dispensed.
Speaking with the MD/CEO of LifePlus Pharmacy, Mrs. Chiugo Okonkwo, revealed to CEOAFRICA that LifePlus Pharmacy has a primary vision to diligently serving the community as well as providing quality medicines and other health products at affordable prices in the city of Ibadan. “Core to our dreams and aspiration are: Preserve lives; Wellbeing; Community service; Technology and Innovation and Access to affordable and quality care. Also, we plan to maintain a strong focus on scaling our physical store network following an organic channel build up in partnership with reputable local and global brands.”
Mrs. Chiugo Okonkwo added that “LifePlus Pharmacy does not only encourage customers to live a life of taking quality drugs but also to live a life that will enable them stay away from medications by taking supplements that will help them.” LifePlus Pharmacy, is therefore founded on the tripod customer-centric pillars of Health, Wellness and Lifestyle.
Prof. Chinedum Babalola , AU Laureate who performed the ceremonial cutting of ribbon for the grand opening is a Pharmacist and Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Pharmacokinetics, University of Ibadan (UI). She is the immediate past and first female Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, UI (2013-2017). She was appointed the Vice-Chancellor, Chrisland University, Abeokuta in November, 2017. She was selected in 2016 as one of 10 most influential female scientists in Nigeria. She was also selected as the only African member, Strategy Working Group (SWG), joint Committee of International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Science Council (ISSC) in France.
LifePlus Pharmacy offers a wide range of products and services including but not limited to prescription dispensing, medical consumables, supplements & wellness products, weight loss and management, medical devices, test kits, baby care, mother & maternity care, personal & home care, medicine use review.
LifePlus Pharmacy's medium to long term aspiration is to become a digital led Pharmacy retail brand offering an Omni-Channel Health-Hub and Pharm Services leveraging strong customer insights, analytics and technology.