UPDATE FROM THE REGISTRY
On behalf of the management and staff of Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), I welcome everyone into the month of September, 2021. I appreciate the dedication and commitment of all towards building a better Nigeria through provision of quality Pharmaceutical services for sustainable healthcare delivery for the citizens. Let me also implore you to always remain cautious and protective of yourselves by observing COVID-19 preventive measures.
The updated list of all registered Pharmacists in Nigeria, as at June 30, 2021, has been produced and is available at PCN State Offices across the country. This is done with a view to provide to the public in hard copy easy access to the list of Pharmacists registered with the PCN since it’s establishment. The register would be continually updated as new Pharmacists get registered by the Council.
In the month of August, 2021, fifteen (15) fresh Pharmacy graduates from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Jos, Plateau State, were inducted into the Pharmacy profession. Please, join me in congratulating the graduands on the successful completion of their program and subsequent induction into our noble profession.
Also, the PCN team as approved by the Governing Council undertook re-accreditation exercise of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Jos, Plateau State between August 9 -11, 2021.
I am pleased to announce that the Second Cycle Foreign Pharmacist Graduate Orientation Programme (FPGOP) has commenced as scheduled, that is, on August 15, 2021at University of Ilorin, Kwara State (North) and University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State (South) respectively. This second cycle is expected to be concluded on September 24, 2021.
The National Enforcement Team of the PCN is ever poised and determined in its efforts towards the clampdown on the proliferation of illegal(unregistered) medicine shops, in order to ensure a sanitized pharmaceutical landscape and uphold good Pharmacy practice nationwide.
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, in collaboration with USP/ PQM+ organized a National Pharmaceutical Inspectors Workshop in Nasarawa State and Lagos State on August 2 – 4, 2021, and August 11 – 13, 2021 respectively. The workshop was aimed at equipping PCN Inspectors with up-to-date knowledge and skills on quality inspection activities.
The Registry shall continue to ensure the discharge of effective and efficient regulatory activities with a view to achieving global best Pharmacy practice in Nigeria.
On a final note, I appreciate the hardwork, dedication and commitment shown by all Pharmacists in their service to mankind. May this month bring improved productivity that is value-adding.
God bless us all.
Pharm. N. A. E. Mohammed, Ph.D, FPSN, FNIM, FPCPharm, FNAPharm