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Ahmed Tijjani Mora

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Nationality  Nigerian
Name  Ahmed Mora
Ethnicity  Hausa
Residence  Kaduna State, Nigeria
Years active  1974–present
Known for  Pharmacy management


Born  Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Occupation  Pharmacist, academic, educational administrator

Alma mater  Ahmadu Bello University

Ahmed Tijjani Mora (born May 13th, 1956) is a Nigerian pharmacist, former Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria.and the current National President, Ahmadu Bello University Alumni Association. He was elected President of the alumni association in August 2015 at the Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the association. The assembly was attended by delegates from over 25 states. Prior to his election, he was the substantive Deputy National president of the association. He succeeded Princess Henrietta Ogan, the immediate past president of the association. He was the pioneer Director of Pharmaceutical Services in the ministry of heath, Kaduna State and also the pioneer Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kaduna State University since he joined the University in 2012.

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In addition to his contributions to the field of pharmacy and academics, he is also a pundit and health advocate. In May 2009, during the opening of the workshop on records management organized by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria in the Northern region of Kaduna state, he lamented on the activities and incessant increased in numbers of unregistered patent medicine vendors and the risk it posed on the heath of the people in Kaduna State. Tijjani was among the top Northern professional published by Leadership Newspaper in September 2013.

Background

Tijjani Mora was born on 13 May 1956 to the family of the late Dr. Abdurrahman Mora in Zaria, a major city and a local government area in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. He attended Barewa College in Zaria where he obtained the West African School Certificate in 1974 before he received a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University in 1978. He obtained a master's degree in Pharmacy from the same university in 1985 and a doctorate degree in management study from Usmanu Danfodiyo University.

Other courses were undergone at Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Harvard University, Liverpool Hope University and National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies for a Senior Executive Course (SEC 32/2010).

He became a fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (FPC Pharm.) in 2002.

Career

He began his academic career in 1986 as a Lecturer II in the department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University where he rose to the position of a Senior Lecturer in 2001. He was a member of the faculty board of Pharmaceutical Science in the faculty between 1988 and 2003. On October 2003, he was elected as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria. He held the position for 9 years. In 2012, he joined the services of Kaduna State University as a Senior Lecturer. He was also appointed as member of governing council, member academic committee and member of management committee in the university.

On October 2012, he was appointed as the foundation Dean, faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, a position he held till June 2016. He returned to Ahmadu Bello University to continue his part-time lecturing. He has lectured in this university for over 30 years without pay

He is the first Nigerian pharmacy practitioner to practice in the four core areas of pharmacy.

On 2 August 2016, he was appointed visiting professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice of the College of Pharmacy, Igbinedion University, Edo State; with the major responsibility of supervising and mentoring postgraduate and undergraduate students of the university’s college of pharmacy".

Public services

In June 1980, he was appointed as Northern pharmaceutical representative at Grünenthal GmbH, a German Pharmaceutical manufacturing Company. He served in that capacity for 3 years before his appointment as pioneer Pharmaceutical Divisional Manager for Kaduna State Distribution Agency Ltd in January 1986. He held the position till May 1988, the same year he was appointed as Chief Pharmacist and Head of Pharmacy Department of the health management board, Kaduna State. He served in that position for 2 years and was in charge of pharmacy department of the general hospital in the state.

In May 1990, he was appointed by the state government as pioneer Director of Pharmaceutical Services in the ministry of heath, Kaduna State and held the position till August 1993. During this period, he initiated the syringe plants initiative of Zaria Pharmaceutical co Ltd. While serving in this capacity, he became the pioneer project coordinator for ADB-ADF Assisted Kaduna Health Rehabilitation Project between 1993 and 1998.

In March 1997, he was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zaria Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. Following the completion of his tenure in November 1999, he was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zazzau Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd in 2000. He held the position till September 2003.

During his tenure as the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, he repositioned the council and a decentralized process of regulatory and control mechanism for the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria was devised.

In recognition of his immense contributions to health in Kaduna State, he was bestowed with the Chieftaincy title of Wakilin Maganin Zazzau of the Zazzau Emirate. The title was bestowed on him by the Emir of Zazzau and Chairman, Kaduna State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Shehu Idris. He was turbaned at the Emir Palace on September 27, 2013.

Awards and fellowships

Tijani is a receiver of numerous awards and fellowshp. Among others include:

  • Eminent Persons Award of the Nigerian Association of Industrial Pharmacists (NAIP) (1998);
  • Fellow and Industrial Leadership Award of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (1998);
  • Fellow, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN) (1997)
  • Fellow, West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (FPC.Pharm) (2002);
  • Nominated as the most distinguished Alumnus of the history of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ABU, Zaria at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of ABU, Zaria (2012)
  • Fellow, Institute of Healthcare Management, Nigeria (FIHMN) (2012).
  • Pharmaceutical Leadership Award as African Executive of the year (2009) by African Leadership magazine (2010);
  • Award as Benefactor of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ABU, Zaria (2004);
  • References

    Ahmed Tijjani Mora Wikipedia


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