About Us

Pharmacists Council of Nigeria

Brief History

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) is a Federal Government parastatal established by Act 91 of 1992 (Cap P17 LFN 2004) charged with the responsibility for regulating and controlling Pharmacy Education, Practice and Training in all aspects and ramifications. Pursuant to this, the PCN is responsible for the accreditation of training institutions, registration and licensure of all Pharmacists, Pharmaceutical Premises (Manufacturing, Importation, Distribution, Wholesale, Retail, Hospital Pharmacies) as well as the issuance of Permit to Pharmacy Technicians and registration and Licensure of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors.
  • Determines what standard of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become Pharmacists in Nigeria
  • Establishes and maintains a register of pharmacists and secures the publication from time to time of the list of those names as entered in the register
  • Issues pharmacists Oath and Code of Ethics
  • Appoints pharmaceutical inspectors to ensure the enforcement of the provisions of the law by inspection and monitoring of premises where pharmaceutical endeavours take place.
  • Maintains a register of Pharmacy Technicians.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to create an enabling and regulated environment for the provision of quality pharmaceutical services for sustainable health care delivery.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to effectively regulate and control the training and practice of pharmaceutical service providers through the instrumentality of capacity building.

Policy Statement

PCN is committed to ensuring the provision of sustainable pharmaceutical regulatory services

(personnel, premises, and practice) for the well-being of the populace.

In achieving this, PCN equips its staff and stakeholders through capacity development and deployment of appropriate technology while providing standards of practice in line with national and international applicable regulations.

We constantly improve our Quality Management System processes to ensure continued

relevance, effective use of resources, and stakeholders’ satisfaction.

Accordingly, this quality policy statement is:

  a. Documented and revised as expedient;

  b. Provides a framework for setting of quality objectives;

  c. Communicated, understood, and applied within PCN;

  d. Available to relevant interested parties on our website, quality awareness handbook, and posters.

Management reviews the quality policy annually or as required at management review meeting to determine the policy’s continued suitability.