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Police pledge intervention in drug counterfeiting

29 August 2014, 09:15

Abuja - The Police have reaffirmed their support of  to the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) in its efforts to enforce measures against drug counterfeiting.

According to a statement by Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, gave gave the assurance when a delegation of the council led by its Registrar, Pharmacist Elijah Mohammed, paid him a courtesy visit at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

Also read: NDLEA warns students against illicit drugs

The IGP expressed the readiness of the force to further strengthen its support to the council, adding that the Police have always been willing partners to pharmacists in the fight against drug abuse and adulteration.

Ojukwu said police had an age-long mutually beneficial relationship with the PCN.

The Registrar of the council stated that the essence of the visit was to congratulate the IGP on his new appointment and further solicit the support and collaboration of the Nigeria Police in the enforcement of the Rules and Regulations guiding the operation of pharmaceutical premises and patent medicine vendors.

He noted that drug abuse had posed a major security threat in Nigeria.

- CAJ News


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