Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has pledged support to the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) ahead of its National Conference.
The Governor stated this on Tuesday when the National President of the PSN Prof. Cyril Usifo and his team who paid him a courtesy visit as part of their preparation for the conference at the New Government House Little Rayfield Jos, Plateau State.
The conference tagged "Tin City 2022" is scheduled to hold in Jos, November, 2022.
In a release which was signed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State and was made available to CEOAFRICA, Lalong who accepted to be part of the Conference said the State Government is eager to host the Pharmacists who have been very helpful to the health and socio-economic development of the State.
He therefore assured to give all necessary 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.
Speaking, the PSN President, Prof. Cyril Usifo said the Council agreed to give the state the hosting rights of the Conference because of the improved security situation and the efforts of the Governor to improve the health of the citizens.
Usifo hailed the Governor for his policies towards better practice of pharmacy and his support to members of the profession in both public and private practice.
In the same vein, the Plateau State Chairperson of the PSN, Kaneng Pam said the State will benefit a lot from hosting the event 27 years since it last hosted it.
Pam stated that 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.