ANAMBRA BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR2021: PHARMACIST SAM UBACHUKWU – AN ARDENT ADVOCATE OF QUALITY.
Pharm (Sir) Sam Ubachukwu is a pharmacist; a philanthropist; an industrialist; a titled man and a business tycoon who hails from Ichi Town in present Anambra state.
He graduated from faculty of Pharmacy; University of Nigeria in 1985. After graduation and service years; Pharm Sam Ubachukwu established his first company – Kings Chemist & Cosmetics Ltd, which later gave birth to Megachem Nigeria Limited; a household name in manufacturing, distribution and importation of Pharmaceutical products, Foods and cosmetics. The company has over 10 fast moving quality products which include its flagship NYCIL baby range of products, Unicafe brands,
Ridielac baby foods and Just range of products among others.
Pharmacist Sam Ubachukwu does not compromise on quality. He is a firm believer in maintaining standards over profit making. For him, being cheap is even more expensive. A manufacturer should maintain the quality of his product, even if it translates to increase in price, than compromise the standard for profit. It is akin to betrayal of trust of the consumers.
In an interview with him, he advised consumers to take serious, importers or manufacturers who use their own products. According to him, producers of any product should promote it by using such products personally. People who chide away from using their products show that they have no faith in them and such products should be avoided by consumers.
Pharm(Sir) Sam Ubachukwu belong to the class of business men with integrity and unflinching resolve to stick to standards. They find a balance between quality, and profit while making sure that their customers get the most value. To them, the customer is KING.
People like pharmacist Sam Ubachukwu deserve to be celebrated for sticking to their conviction about quality despite the high cost of production and the stiff competition with imported brands. It takes a lot of discipline to remain uncompromised in the face of a difficult business environment.
It is because of this disposition that Pharm Sam Ubachukwu has been recognised at national and international fora.
He was recognised as an ICON OF PHARMACY BY PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (LAGOS BRANCH) and an
AMBASSADOR OF PHARMACY BY BOARD OF FELLOWS; PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA.
He is equally a FELLOW PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (FPSN)
Pharm (Sir) Sam Ubachukwu belong to some reputable business organizations:
LAGOS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (LCCI),
MANUFACTURER’S ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (MAN)
SEVERAL OTHER CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE.
Furthermore, he is very big on corporate social responsibilities. He contributes immensely to his business host community and extends same gestures to his community in Anambra.
He has singlehandedly built roads and delivered clean drinking water among other laudable initiatives.
This award sends a strong message to shady business men whose only motivation is profit making, even when their products are harmful to consumers. It also tells a story to up and coming manufacturers, encouraging them to stay true to their standards in order to make their brands a lasting one and gain the confidence of consumers. It is a worthy feather on the cap of this affable manufacturer and apostle of quality.