Pharmacy Department

Mrs. Bosede B. Preh
Head, Pharmacy Department

PROFILE: Bolaji Bosede Preh (maiden name Banwo) was born in Kaduna State to the family of Mr and Mrs Stephen S. Banwo on the 17th of November, 1963 at Kaduna. She is from Delta State.


She had her primary education at Anglican Girls Primary School, Constitution Road Kaduna in 1969 and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate in 1974. She proceed to Federal Government Girls College, Bakori, Katsina State in the year 1974 where she obtained her Senior School Certificate in 1979, had her interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) at katsina College of Arts Science and Technology Zaria from 1979 to 1981.

In the year 1981, she went to study at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where she graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) degree in 1984. She also holds a Certificate in Health Planning and Management in 1998 from University of Maiduguri. In year 2010, Mrs Bolaji B. Preh became a fellow of West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacist.


Mrs B.B. Preh started her working career in 1984 at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria as intern pharmacist. Between 1985 to 1986, she went for her NYSC programme at General Hospital Daura.

On completion of her NYSC, she worked with Kano State Health Management Board between 1986 to 1991 and finally joined the service of National Orthopaedic Hospital Dala as senior Pharmacist in the 1992 and rose through the ranks, to Deputy Director of Pharmacy.

Pharm (Mrs) Bolaji Bosede Preh was conferred with the women of Merit Gold Award (WMGA) by the People State and Resources Magazines in December 2007.


Mrs B.B Preh is happily married to Mr Tari Oruama Preh who she met during her undergraduate days on the 17th of May, 1986 and they are blessed with children.

Hobbies includes Reading, Travelling and Basketball.


The Pharmacy Department of the hospital was initially ran by Pharmacists being posted from Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria, on rotation.

Only one Pharmacist took charge of the department until 1980 when three Pharmacists were employed by the Orthopaedics Hospital Management Board.

The staff strength and patient attendance has gradually increased over the years. 

The department now decentralized to four dispensing units; sources, procures, stores, distribute and dispenses drugs to all the hospital patients.  These include in-patients, out-patients and NHIS registered patients.  The patients are adequately counselled as required.

The department operates a functional Drug Revolving Fund Scheme to sustain availability of drugs. 

The department provides drug information services to patients and other members of the health care team via its departmental library and drug information unit.

Responsible for training of intern Pharmacists and Pharmacy students on Industrial Attachment.


1.  Thirteen (13) Pharmacists

2.  Three (3) Interns

3.  Two (2) Pharmacy Technicians

4.  Five (5) Health Assistants.

5.  One (1) Admin Clerk

6.  One (1) Confidential Secretary


The department comprises of the following:-

1.  Pharmacy store that ensures:-

                          i.         The stock is stored at approved temperature to secure the drugs.

                          ii.          Adequate documentation of receipts and issues on requisition.

                          iii.         All store records are well maintained to ensure re-order levels are adhered to preventing out of stock syndrome.

                          iv.        Stock management and administration.


II.  In-patient unit:-  Where drugs are dispensed to all patients on admission in the


III. Surgical out-patient Pharmacy caters for all the out-patients

IV.  National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Pharmacy unit is responsible for all

      NHIS prescription.

V.   Accident and Emmergency Pharmacy unit takes care of all emergency patients

      and is open 24 hours daily, weekend and public holidays.

VI.  Drug information unit for drug information.


The Pharmacists interact with all patients on one to one basis.  This ensures that the patient understands why he has to take his drugs as prescribed, when to take them and with what kind of food.  He is told what to expect and what to avoid while taking the drugs.