In recognition of her various outstanding achievements, Professor Peace Chinedum Babalola, a staunch member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and Vice-Chancellor of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, bagged the winner of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Presidential Award at the 2019 Annual Conference.
The award presentation tagged ‘Crocodile City 2019’ during the closing banquet of the 92nd Annual Conference of the PSN was held on 8th November, 2019 in Kaduna State.
The award was received by the vice president of PSN Mrs Ejuro Foyibo on behalf of the VC and was later presented to her in her office.
Prof Babalola while recieving the a award from the vice president of PSN, Mrs Ejuro Foyibo
Presenting the award to Professor Babalola, Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa, president of the PSN said that the award was given to Professor Babalola in recognition of her impressive achievement as the Vice Chancellor of Chrisland University.
Speaking on the award, Professor Babalola said “This is the first time of instituting that award. I don’t know how I was picked. It is God”.
She thanked the PSN president Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa and the leadership of PSN for acknowledging her achievement as Vice Chancellor and for recognizing her contributions towards sustainable healthcare delivery in Nigeria.
The woman of many firsts, as she is fondly called, Babalola has been credited with several trail-blazing innovations in the field of pharmacy. She was the first female professor of pharmacy at the University of Ibadan. She was the first female dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan. She was the first female pharmacist inducted as Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Science – the highest scientific award in Nigeria. She was the first female Nigerian inducted as Fellow, African Academy of Sciences. And she is the first female pharmacist to attain the position of Vice-Chancellor of a university in Nigeria.