Usifoh Lauds Gombe Gov’s Giant Strides in Health Sector



A cross-section of the PSN Delegates to the Government House, Gombe

The President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, (PSN), Prof. Cyril Usifoh, has lauded Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, for his commitment to strengthening the health system in Gombe State and for elevating the state to a noteworthy status through the provision of essential infrastructures across the state.

Usifoh made the commendation when he led the leadership of the professional body on a courtesy call to the Governor in Gombe.

He pointed out projects such as good roads, functioning street lights, advancements in the healthcare sector, and elevating Gombe’s reputation as one of Nigeria’s cleanest and most hygienic states among many others that stood Gombe out.

Usifoh explained that they were at the Government House to express their gratitude to Governor Inuwa Yahaya for the support that has been provided by the government towards ensuring the success of their annual conference being held in Gombe.


He further commended the unprecedented level of support they have received, from organising the annual event to other various gestures, describing it as the most significant in recent years for the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.


Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya

“We want to show appreciation to Your Excellency for making sure that our stay in Gombe since we came has been very comfortable. Not only that, you came to declare the ceremony open, your deputy was also there to give a keynote address, and all commissioners and other members of your government also graced the occasion. This is an unprecedented gesture ”, the PSN president said.

He further mentioned that based on what they have seen in Gombe, the majority of them as well as other participants would leave Gombe fully satisfied with the level of its security, and hospitality, pledging to serve as ambassadors for the state anywhere they may find themselves.

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Receiving the PSN delegation, Governor Inuwa Yahaya expressed his gratitude to the association for choosing Gombe as the host state for their 2023 Annual Conference, highlighting Gombe’s reputation as a hospitable place.

“Let me extend my appreciation to you for choosing Gombe as the host state for your 2023 Annual Conference. Since your arrival, I trust you have experienced our warm hospitality. We firmly believe in a united Nigeria, and that is why our doors are open to all, whether for business or tourism,” the governor stated.

Speaking on the importance of a more unified Nigeria, the governor remarked, “We ought to be a united people despite the differences among us. We share many commonalities and a shared destiny. Together, we can achieve greatness, as we have a substantial population of productive young individuals, comprising more than 50 percent of our citizens. Together, we can propel Nigeria towards its desired destination and I urge the PSN to be part of this project.”

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Governor Inuwa expressed his administration’s readiness to partner with the PSN towards actualizing his administration’s ultimate target of strengthening the health system and providing quality healthcare services for all citizens of Gombe State.

He said his administration recognized the significance of pharmacy and other medical professionals in healthcare delivery, which is the reason the government is committed to fostering an environment where pharmacists and other medical professionals can thrive and make meaningful impacts, promising continued support and increased investment in their professional development in Gombe state.


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