A group of 400-level students from Igbinedion University Okada embarked on an enlightenment facility tour of two prominent pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, Daily Need Industries Limited and Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, both in Lagos.
The students, accompanied by their professors and university officials, were given a rare opportunity to witness firsthand the intricate processes involved in manufacturing pharmaceutical products. The tour was aimed at providing practical insights into the pharmaceutical industry and enhancing the students’ understanding of the manufacturing sector.
The first stop on their itinerary was Daily Need Industries Limited, a renowned pharmaceutical manufacturing company known for its commitment to producing high-quality healthcare products. The students were received by industry professionals who guided them through the various departments, showcasing the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and highlighting the stringent quality control measures in place. The students witnessed the production of tablets, syrups, and capsules, learning about the importance of adherence to safety protocols and regulatory standards.
Next, the eager students visited Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, a leading pharmaceutical company known for its diverse range of products and strong market presence. The students were given a comprehensive tour, starting from the raw material storage area to the formulation and packaging units. They had the opportunity to observe the advanced machinery used in the manufacturing process and interact with the company’s research and development team. The Emzor team shared valuable insights into the challenges and innovations in the pharmaceutical industry, leaving the students inspired and motivated.
Throughout the facility tour, the students actively engaged in discussions with industry experts, asking questions and seeking clarification on various aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing. The experience provided them with practical knowledge that complements their academic studies, enabling them to grasp the complexities and nuances of the pharmaceutical industry.
Professor Ahmed Tijjani Mora, a professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, Dora Akunyili College of Pharmacy, Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), expressed his appreciation for the opportunity provided by both Daily Need Industries Limited and Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited. He emphasized the importance of such experiential learning, stating, “These facility tours offer our students a unique chance to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Witnessing the manufacturing processes and interacting with industry professionals enriches their education and prepares them for future careers in the pharmaceutical sector.”