Retail, Distribution and Importation Premises


Procedures and Guidelines


A fully registered pharmacist is eligible to apply for the registration of a retail or distribution or importation pharmacy provided he has completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) primary assignment and presents an NYSC Discharge or Exemption Certificate. The Pharmacist is expected to be up to date with Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) programme of Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) (if eligible).


For the registration of a new retail, distribution and importation, the following documents shall be submitted to the Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria through the Director of Pharmaceutical Services of the State where the Pharmacy is to be operated:

  • Application letter to register the premises;
  • Duly filled Form B (PCN Application form for registration of premises)
  • Photocopy of annual licence to practice /application for retention of name on the Pharmaceutical Register (Form J)
  • Prescribed inspection and registration fees in Bank Draft payable to the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria;
  • Photocopy of letter of resignation from previous employment (if applicable);
  • Letter of acceptance of resignation (if applicable);
  • Letter of appointment in the new premises where applicable;
  • Legal agreement between the Superintendent Pharmacist and his employer where applicable;
  • Company’s Certificate of Incorporation (Evidence of
  • registration of business name is acceptable from Pharmacist-owned retail premises);
  • Article and Memorandum of Association (certified copy);
  • Particulars of Directors as issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) (certified copy);
  • Photocopy of NYSC Discharge or Exemption Certificate where applicable;
  • Letter of undertaking by the Superintendent Pharmacist to the effect that he has only one pharmaceutical job;
  • Letter of undertaking by the Managing Director of the Company to the effect that all pharmaceutical business will be left under the direct, personal control and management of the Superintendent Pharmacist;
  • Pharmacists inter-state movement Form (where applicable);
  • There must be a Pharmacist on the Board of Directors;
  • Such application shall be accompanied with the Current Annual Licence of the Pharmacist Director.