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Mallam Farouk A. Salim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Mallam Salim started his career at the Nassarawa Hospital, Kano as Hospital Pharmacist and worked with Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, Lagos as Medical Representative before relocating to the United States of America in 1989.

He worked variously with different organisations in Missouri and Illinois in the United States of America as Clinical Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist and Allergy Specialist, Consultant Partner, Consultant Pharmacist, and lastly as Clinical Pharmacist with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, the USA from 1993 before his appointment as the Director-General, SON.

Mallam Farouk Salim’s core competencies cover organisational restructuring, quality assurance, and management as well as project management.

He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, registered with the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria and the Missouri Pharmacy Board in the United States of America.

The SON Director-General was the National President of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students between 1982 and 1983

Mallam Farouk A. Salim’s vision is to bring changes by promoting public safety, the role of standards in local manufacturing, import, and export as well as creating an enabling environment for innovations that will stimulate national self-sufficiency.

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