Pharmacist Dr. Abubakar Muhammad Amali has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) effective from January 1st, 2024. The appointment comes as a result of Dr. Amali’s distinguished academic and professional achievements.
Born in the historic city of Sokoto in the early 1970s, Dr. Amali’s educational journey has been both extensive and illustrious. He is an alumnus of the Federal Government College, Sokoto, and obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. Furthering his academic pursuits, he secured an MSc in Pharmacology from the UDU Sokoto and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University Putra Malaysia.
Dr. Amali’s professional trajectory is marked by significant contributions to pharmaceutical education and research. He began his career with the Sokoto State Government before transitioning to Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS). Notably, he served as one of the pioneer and founding lecturers of the Faculty of Pharmacy at UDUS since its inception in 2008. Over the years, he has held pivotal roles including HOD Clinical Pharmacy, Deputy Dean, and currently serves as Dean and HOD of the Pharmacology and Toxicology department.
In addition to his academic commitments, Dr. Amali has taken on leadership roles within professional organisations. He has served as the Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Sokoto, Chairman of the 36 states plus Abuja PSN Chairmen, and Secretary General of the ABU Alumni Sokoto chapter. His expertise also extends globally, having consulted with the World Health Organisation on critical initiatives such as polio eradication and other childhood killer diseases.
As Dr. Abubakar Muhammad Amali assumes his new role as Dean, colleagues and friends alike extend their congratulations, recognising his unwavering dedication to pharmaceutical education, research, and public health initiatives. His leadership promises to usher in a new era of excellence and innovation within the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.