Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Nigeria to eradicate drug hawking in August 2017

By Newsexpress on 27/12/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 789

PCN Registrar_Elijah_Mohammed.png
PCN Registrar_Elijah_Mohammed.png

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has said open drug hawking will be eradicated by Aug. 1, 2017.

Mr. Elijah Mohammed, Registrar of the Council, said in Abuja on Monday this was part of efforts to regulate drug distribution system in the country.

He said the move would assist in curtailing the menace of open drug sale.

Mohammed attributed major challenges in the health system to open drug hawking.

He added that a lot of the hawkers sold fake and adulterated drugs.

The registrar stated that coordinated wholesale centres were currently being built in four states of the federation where open sale of drugs is predominant.

He said that the drug dealers would be relocated to the centres to enable them to carry out their activities in a coordinated manner.

According to him, the centres would go a long way to curtailing drug hawking, among others, as there would be strict regulation of drug distribution and sales at the centres.

Open drugs marketers or dealers are unlicensed medicines sellers.

They are found in and around the streets, such as Idumota in Lagos, Onitsha, over- head bridges, Sabongari in Kano and Nyanya-FCT.

The centres, Mohammed noted would be located in Kano, Lagos, Onitsha and Aba.

Mohammed said that construction of those facilities were on-going.

He said that all dealers would be relocated to the centres where their activities would be properly regulated.

The registrar however said that anyone cut operating outside those centres after the specified date would be arrested and prosecuted by security agency.

“The issue of open drug market will come to an end by Aug. 1st, 2017 and we are working toward that and have put in place necessary measures to take care of that which is the coordinated wholesale centres.

“The coordinated wholesale centre in Onitsha which is situated in Oba will take care of the Onitsha overhead bridge. And we have inspected the location and been granted approval and development has started.”

•PCN Registrar Elijah Mohammed.

 

Source Newsexpress

Posted 27/12/2016 02:38:32 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
National Conference: We cannot afford to fail Nigeria...

Nigeria Police now a tool for oppression —New...

I never tried to bribe Justice Okoro —Amaechi...

Undergraduate arrested for setting up friend for kidnap...

Boko Haram kingpin bearing Christian name arrested in...

U.S. climate change envoy visits Nigeria

10-man Real Madrid tame Barca in Spanish Super...

Militancy to blame for poor implementation of Amnesty...

FG releases over N420m to Nollywood

Gunmen invade legislative chambers, injure 9 Delta councillors...

Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter falls sick

Police cordon off popular Abia brothel following mysterious...

 

Latest News CHAN 2018: Super Eagles zoom to quarter-finals in grand style Tony Elumelu Foundation to create 1 million jobs Senate to investigate $137m corruption case in NNPC Mobil, Lagos family at war over lease agreement Fulani herdsman apprehends militant on jailbreak mission Asset declaration: Saraki’s trial resumes Feb. 6 500 junior police officers get motorcycles Reps probe IGP over unlawful arrest, detention of Elombah Brothers Lagos donates 30 power bikes to security agencies Our visit to Buhari unconnected with Obasanjo’s statement — Tinubu, Akande INEC sensitises Enugu communities on voters’ registration, accountability in governance Planning committee for Nigeria’s hosting of African Tourism Ministers inaugurated

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (316,818 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (307,486 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (245,844 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (201,981 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (190,551 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (180,149 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (156,218 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (140,643 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (136,457 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,957 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (122,398 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (119,250 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,858) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (792) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (201) Entertainment (432) Features (542) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,754) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (32,135) Opinion (870) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,373) Religion (667) Sports (1,411) Stock Watch (26) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!