Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited is a wholly private indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturing group founded in 1984 by Dr. Stella C. Okoli, OON. The company is into the manufacture of high quality pharmaceutical products and medical consumables. Its holding company, Emzor Chemists Limited opened for retail business in January 1977 in Yaba, Lagos.

The rapid growth of the retail business encouraged Emzor Chemists Limited to venture into the importation and wholesale of assorted pharmaceuticals. The idea to manufacture locally came later and this was predicated on the need to develop local capability, create jobs and provide high quality pharmaceutical products and services to the Nigerian people at prices that are not only affordable but represent value.

Emzor Pharmaceutical Ind. Ltd. started pilot production in 1985. By 1988 it had become an established pharmaceutical manufacturing company especially with the introduction of Emzor Paracetamol which is today a leading brand of analgesic not only in Nigeria but across Sub Saharan Africa.

The company’s factory is located in the Isolo industrial area of Lagos with facilities to make a wide variety of high quality pharmaceutical products that meet international standards at affordable and competitive prices. All Emzor products meet the highest international standards and are duly registered with NAFDAC.

The then secretary of Health to the Interim National Government Dr. Christopher Okojie officially commissioned the company’s factory in July 1993. The company has since attracted foreign missions, scholars, and students of pharmacy, microbiology and chemistry. In April 1999, Prof. Debo Adeyemi, the Honorable Minister of Health, commissioned the factory extension.

From the modest beginning with four (4) products in 1987, we now manufacture in our factory a wide range of products in the analgesic, anti-malaria, vitamin/haematinics/multivitamin supplement, anti-helmintic, antibiotics and therapeutic categories. The company has in its stable more than 80 different products.

Today, Emzor has become a household name in Nigeria and a leader in the pharmaceutical market that is known for quality products at prices that offer real value. These products are widely distributed throughout Nigeria and the West African coast. Our commitment is to produce and deliver flawless products on time and every time.


We see a world where unlimited wellness is available to all and affordable by all. We call this new world WELLOCRACY. A healthy nation is a wealthy nation. This is our gift to our people, our nation and our world.

We are a people with our passion rooted in the deep personal engagement of all staff who go the extra mile to deliver time valued quality products and services to the delight of our customers. Every project is handled to deliver real time and on time value.

We are a people who dare all odds, challenge the status quo and cross all obstacles in achieving our goals and thus sustain our competitiveness and leadership in the industry. We invest in capacity building and competence enhancement to empower our people to deliver the highest quality products and services. We practice meritocracy to reward excellence and performance as a sure way for continued innovation, creativity and career fulfillment.

In Emzor, honesty and transparency in all our operations are the hallmarks of our business and this forms the basis of our most minimum expectations from all stakeholders because we understand the value of trust and integrity in business as in life. We exhibit candor and authenticity, standing up for a cause, speaking out and speaking up. Emzor has been recognized by numerous professional organizations' certifications and by industry publications. Others have applauded our commitment to quality and our stellar business performance. The company is proud of the contributions made toward breathing health into the lives of people in Africa and around the world.

At Emzor, we strengthen our vertebrae, get up and go! Despite any obstacle, we strive to get the job done. Coming together, working together and getting it done. We have a collegiate management system that actively seeks inputs for decision making. We are a great team on a relay where every component is important and valued. We practice meritocracy to reward excellence and performance as a sure way for continued innovation, creativity and career fulfillment.

We recognize the customer as the centre of our entire operations and we have a strong spiritual and mental resolve to the cause of improved well being for all. As a result, we do not spare any resource or investment in projects and services that have direct impact on the well being of our community.

All our products are registered by the appropriate regulatory authority in Nigeria (National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control).


Our Awards:

  • As a result of our commitment to quality and excellent performance, we have been recognized. Among these numerous awards are:
    Best Indigenous (Nigeria) Pharmaceutical Manufacturer (Board of Fellows of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria).
  • Pan Africa (PABHA) Best Award Winner on Entrepreneurial Business (Pan African Broadcasting House Association).
  • Most Admired Nigerian Pharmaceutical Company (Chartered Institute of Marketing in Nigeria).
  • West African Best Technology Driven Pharmaceutical Company (African Infotechs Award).
  • Distinguished Florence Nightingale Partnership Award (National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives).Outstanding Indigenous Entrepreneur (Pharmanews).
  • Appreciation awards from Handicapped Affairs Association of Nigeria, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and Association of Lady Pharmacists.

Only recently our Founder and Group Managing Director was one of the awardees at the 2012 Conference of the International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge, IWEC.