Ahead of the National Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) tagged “Tin City 2022” scheduled to hold in Jos, November, 2022, the Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has pledged his full support for the success of the conference.
Governor Lalong who received the PSN President, Prof. Cyril Usifoh, at the New Government House Little Rayfield Jos, said Plateau State is eager to host the pharmacists who have been very helpful to the health and socio-economic development of the state.
In a press release made available to Pharmanewsonline through Dr Makut Simon Macham, director of press and public affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, Lalong accepted to be part of the conference, while promising the state government’s support to ensure a successful national conference in line with the state’s history of hospitality and accommodation.
He said the choice of Jos as the host city for PSN National Conference is another testimony and dividend of the peace efforts that the Rescue Administration has put in place over the past 7 years.
The Governor while commending the pharmacists for doing their best towards safeguarding the health of the citizens, appealed to them to intensify their surveillance, monitoring and enforcement against drug abuse, illicit drugs, self-medication and other harmful practices.
PSN President Prof. Usifoh said the Council agreed to give Plateau the hosting rights of the conference because of the improved security situation in the state and the efforts of the Governor to improve the health of the citizens.
Usifoh also thanked the governor for his policies towards better practice of Pharmacy and his support to members of the profession in both public and private practice.
Plateau State Chaiperson of the PSN Kaneng Pam said the state will benefit a lot from hosting the event 27 years since it last hosted it.
According to her, the efforts of the Governor in creating enabling environment for businesses to thrive is responsible for the consideration of Plateau for the highest gathering of Pharmacists in Nigeria.
The governor was also decorated with the official regalia for the conference and also presented with the hosting banner.