The National body of pharmacist of Nigeria has vowed to embark on an indefinite Nationwide Strike as it berates Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Enahire, for imposing Ahmed Tijjani Mora as the new Chairman Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN).
Speaking on its resolution, The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), president Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa and eight past presidents of the body asked the Nigerian Minister of Health to back down on its mission to control to activities of the association in the country or it will embark on a strike to register its disapproval.
Sam Ohuabunwa revealed the decision of the Umbrella body (PSN) via a statement below stated that The PSN will direct all Registered Pharmacists to boycott all activities of the PCN forthwith.
“In an unprecedented move, we shall call on all Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists in Government Hospitals, Community and Industrial Pharmacists in the Private Sector to proceed on a total strike and withdraw their services.“For the records, this might affect the logistics of production and supply of essential as well as other Pharmaceutical Care Services and drugs to the entire Health System including the Isolation Centres that caters for COVID-19 cases in Nigeria,” the group said.
The body, however, appealed to the government to encourage efforts by the professional body to entrench integrity in the administration and control of pharmaceutical practice in the country.