By CHIKA IZUORA, Lagos
The Young Pharmacists Group Nigeria, (YPGN), an integral group of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, is seeking support of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC), towards its grassroots health outreach projects, across the country.
The group also announced that it is about to launch a grass root initiative called Drug Abuse Project in the north east Nigeria.
The initiative is looking at sensitizing over 100,000 youths with history of substance abuse through innovative and strategic partnerships.
Making the disclosure in Lagos during its congratulatory visit to the newly appointed Director General, DG, of the NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Chriastianah Adeyeye, chairman of the Young Pharmacists Group, Pharm. Ekomobong Hanson, said the visit was also meant to solicit further support from the agency as the initiative would technical and financial support from NAFDAC.
Hanson said the NAFDAC has been pivotal in the training of Young Pharmacists through compulsory internship and other works force training, adding that there is urgent need for the agency to expand her internship programs to accommodate more Young Pharmacists.
“We are confident, distinguished Director General, that your good offices will give maximum response to our humble request. The future of Pharmacy profession in Nigeria and beyond is about the young people, and the future is now, therefore strategic investment in the Young Pharmacists is future investments with huge Return On Investment, ROI”, he said.
He assured of the willingness of the group to support the new leadership of NAFDAC to safeguard the health of Nigerian.