The Kano State government is partnering the National Association of Industrial Pharmacists (NAIP) to tackle drug abuse in the state.
Chairman of NAIP in the state, Bala Maikudi who spoke at a stakeholders meeting organized by NAIP, on government’s position on the sale, distribution and consumption of drugs in the state, expressed concerns on the effect of drug abuse. He assured government of his association’s determination to tackle the menace.
“We believe that we are the major stakeholders as far as production and supply of drugs are concerned, and we will support the task force to sanction erring members where need be”, he said.
In his remarks, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Abubukar Labaran Yusif, expressed concerns over the shortage of registered indigenous pharmacists, saying there were only 58 registered pharmacists in the state.
He added that the state government has decided to send 101 students to be trained as professional pharmacists within and outside Nigeria.
He enjoined all those entrusted with the task of handling drugs in the state to always adhere to the set rules and regulations.