The Kwara State Government has expressed its readiness to partner with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN and other stakeholders in the health sector to improve the quality of life of the people.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq represented by his deputy, Mr Kayode Alabi made this known when he received the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria PSN led by its President, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa on a courtesy call at the Government House, Ilorin.
Mr Alabi explained that the importance of PSN in quality health care delivery could not be over emphasized and called on Stakeholders in the health sector to play critical and vital role in the fight against drug abuse in Nigeria.
The Deputy Governor stated that the government would collaborate with the Society to stop drug abuse and misuse of drugs in the Society.
He implored members of the Society to be efficacious in the high rate of misused drugs as it is really consuming the lives of Nigerians.
While appreciating the PSN for the visit, the Deputy Governor pledged the state government’s commitment for partnership and called on the Federal Government and the National Assembly to put up policies that would make Pharmacists to hold critical posts in the health sector.
He restated the Government commitment of making life better for Kwarans.
Partnership to control drug abuse
Earlier, the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharmacist Ohuabunwa Sam congratulated the Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and his deputy, Mr Kayode Alabi on their election and inauguration and prayed God to protect and guide them to achieve success.
Pharmacist Sam said the society is ready to partner with the state government to control drug misuse and abuse to improve healthcare delivery in the state.
The PSN President called on the State government to expand and upgrade the essential drugs programme to meet the health need of the people among others.
He pledged to partner with the government to bring health care delivery closer to the people and recommended that Pharmacists in the state should be adequately taken care of and man the various health facilities.