Two dons of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos: Distinguished Professor Cecilia Ihuoma Igwilo and Professor Grace Eigbibhalu Ukpo were celebrated by the University Senate on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, ahead of their retirement from active government service in January, 2023.
Distinguished Professor Igwillo (Nigeria’s first female Professor of Pharmacy) and Professor Ukpo will reach the mandatory retirement age of seventy (70) on January 23 and January 12, 2023, respectively. Interestingly, Professor Ukpo will deliver the next Inaugural Lecture of the University on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
In her remarks, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, FAS, congratulated the duo for their illustrious service to the university in particular, and contributions to the body of knowledge in general. Prof. Ogunsola, on behalf of management, staff and students, wished the duo well, and prayed that they enjoy the fruits of their labour in good health.
In their separate responses, Distinguished Professor Igwillo and Professor Ukpo expressed gratitude to the University Senate and community for the opportunity to serve and contribute their quota to the development of Nigeria. They also appreciated their families and friends for their support over the years.
Below is a pictorial report of the celebration of the two renowned academics: