Hauwa Keri is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, She serves on the Advisory Council to ACIOE ASSOCIATES. She has been a pharmacist since 1978 when she first began her career as an intern at ABU hospital, Kaduna then later with Bauchi State Health Management Board; University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and Falacol Pharmaceutical Industries, Kano.
She moved to work at NAFDAC in 1996 as Head of Drug Control laboratory Lagos, where she pioneered the Pharmacognosy lab and e-lab that is currently in use. She notably transformed the laboratory by improving efficiency by the introduction of IT systems. The lab was consequently recognised by the WHO as one of the best labs in West Africa at time.
She has also been Director of five departments including Registration and Regulatory Affairs, Narcotics and Chemical Control, Establishment Inspection and later Drug Evaluation & Research directorates. She brought her diligent work ethics to each of these units as well as her transformative brand of leadership. She retired from NAFDAC and started an NGO, Wulfu Foundation, which creates awareness on the dangers of substance abuse among youths in Nigeria.
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