About Us

The Company

Tabade Pharmaceutical Chemists Limited is a family-owned business that was established in 1977 as one of the pioneer pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria.

Tabade Pharmaceutical chemists Limited today is a diversified pharmacy led healthcare company working across many sectors in the healthcare space. We now have product ranges in pharmaceuticals, FMCG, medical devices, biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence enabled products.

We are an award-winning Strategic healthcare partner for the Healthcare, Biotech and FMCG companies from Finland and the Nordics in West Africa.

We currently have approximately 30 employees across all our business units and development and training of our employees is a key priority for us.

We strongly believe in our core values and culture which we live by every day. They are:

  • To treat our customers with dignity and respect. 
  • To always be disciplined and act professionally in our dealings with customers and users of our services.
  • To provide experienced services with a penchant for continuous improvement.
  • To empower our staff with the requisite knowledge to deliver on our values.

Our Purpose

We exist to provide solutions to healthcare problems in Nigeria, West Africa and beyond.

Our Mission

To collaborate with global partners and use our vast experience in the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services in Nigeria, West Africa and beyond.

Our Vision

To be a dynamic world-class healthcare company that meets evolving needs in our operations in Nigeria, West Africa and beyond.

Business Units and Objectives

Tabade Pharmacy

Tabade Pharmacy as our flagship business unit has been in existence since the establishment of the company in 1977. Tabade Pharmacy is renowned for providing distinguished medical and pharmacy-related services through its retail outlets and seen as the go-to pharmacy for authentic drugs and health-related products. Tabade Pharmacy provides community pharmaceutical services and currently has 2 retail outlets with 1 more to open soon in Ikeja.

Tabade Pharmacy provides a range of free healthcare services such as drug counselling, blood pressure checks, medicines use review, smoking cessation advice and healthy eating. 

Tabade Laboratory Services

Tabade Laboratory Services provides diagnostic investigations. Our Laboratory centre provides a range of biochemical, haematological, pathological, molecular and microbiological tests using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment that provide accurate results. Services provided assist other healthcare providers in diagnosis and treatment of their clients. 

We currently operate under the Secondary Laboratory Service category as per the requirement of the National Guidelines for setting up a laboratory by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN).

Tabade Agency Services

Tabade Agency Services is the business unit of Tabade Pharmaceutical Chemists Limited that generates partnerships with Multinational Finnish and Nordic pharmaceutical, healthcare, Biotech and FMCG companies. We have in this department professionals that research designated products to be marketed that use world’s best practice in product development and strategic marketing of these products in Nigeria and West Africa.

Tabade Stores

Tabade Stores is acquiring partners in the Nordics food and cosmetic industry to create a new standalone or hybrid drug store chain format of Nigerian heritage but with Nordic influence that offers the customers a world class shopping experience. The product ranges at Tabade Store would ideally be equally shared between Indigenous companies and Nordic countries to offer a unique value proposition.

The Managing Director

Kareem studied pharmacy at Cardiff University and obtained a Master of Pharmacy degree in 2009. He also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Wales and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Ulster University.

Kareem started his working career as a pharmacist with Boots the Chemist UK in 2009 before returning back to Nigeria in November 2010 to part of the family business. After working as a clinical pharmacist at Tabade Pharmacy for 4 years, he became the Managing Director of Tabade Pharmaceutical Chemists Limited in 2014. Since 2019, Kareem now also performs the roles of director of pharmacy and director of laboratory services at the company’s business units.

Kareem is an experienced Pharmacist, Biomedical scientist and Business Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the FMCG, biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries of Nigeria, Finland and the United Kingdom. Kareem is a registered member of the General Pharmaceutical Council UK, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, member of the international pharmaceutical federation and an aspiring member of the Health and Care professions council in the UK on completion of his proficiency portfolio.

Kareem as a determined healthcare practitioner with cross-sector experience has been a key resource person for pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria on the role of pharmacists in many ailments. The companies that have engaged his services over the years include Glaxo SmithKline Nigeria, Pfizer Nigeria Limited and Zolon Healthcare Limited. 




Tabade Pharmaceutical Chemists limited

Serving your healthcare needs since 1977


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Tabade Pharmaceutical Chemists limited

Serving your healthcare needs since 1977