PCN inducts 159 foreign-trained pharmacists

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The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), has inducted 159 foreign-trained pharmacists to join the workforce in the country, as it faces the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

The Registrar of the PCN, Elijah Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja and urged its members and other health care workers, especially the frontline workers, to ensure that they are adequately protected as they manage the pandemic.

It is evident that the world is facing the third wave of COVID-19, characterised by the Delta variant of the virus ravaging many countries.

“Let me, therefore, implore all colleagues to continue to rise up to the defence of Nigerians while also ensuring adequate protection of yourselves against the virus.

“I am pleased to inform you of the induction of 159 Pharmacy Graduates who were successful at the First Cycle of 2021 Foreign Pharmacist Graduate Orientation Programme (FPGOP),” the Registrar said.

“The event was conducted at the PCN Head Office/Registry, Abuja in full compliance with all the COVID-19 protocols. Kindly join me in congratulating these newly inducted graduates into the Pharmacy profession.

“Furthermore, I wish to inform all that the registration for the second cycle of the Foreign Pharmacist Graduate Orientation Programme (FPGOP) has commenced. This second cycle has been scheduled to commence on August 15, 2021, and will be taking place at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State (North) and the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State (South),”  he added.

Interested candidates and the general public are advised to visit pcn.gov.ng for more information on the programme.

In keeping pace with the determination to sanitise the pharmaceutical practice environment, the PCN Enforcement team has stepped up the tempo of its activities nationwide.

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