Pharmacists Council of Nigeria
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, training and practice in all aspects and ramifications.
Pharm. Ibrahim Babashehu Ahmed, FPSN, FPCPharm, FCAI
- 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.
Our vision is to create an enabling and regulated environment for the provision of quality pharmaceutical services for sustainable health care delivery.
Our Mission is to effectively regulate and control the training and practice of pharmaceutical service providers through the instrumentality of capacity building.
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.