Alleged Fraud: Nigeria’s pharmacist council begins trial of three contributors


The Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) has commenced the trial of three pharmacists per prices of a quantity of authentic misconducts.

A disciplinary committee of PCN arraigned the accused persons on the council’s headquarters in Abuja on Monday.

The accused persons identified as Success Onaji, Chigozie Sunday, and Chinedum Okwum are representatives of drug manufacturing companies within the country.

The trio allegedly failed to remit tall portions of money realised from remedy launched to them for sale, amongst other offences.

Speaking on the sort, the chairman of the governing council of PCN, Ahmed Mora, acknowledged the offences will more than doubtless be met with corrective measures delight in delisting from the council for a whereas.

Unprofessional actions

Mr Mora acknowledged pharmacists participating in unwholesome actions will more than doubtless be made to face the law.

“Pharmacists that have fallen quick of the code of ethics and the occupation are arraigned sooner than the investigative panel to answer questions emanating from petitions from their employers or other parties which is doubtless to be alleged to admire their services as pharmacists,” he acknowledged.

He acknowledged pharmaceutical products have bearings between life and loss of life which have to be thought about the least bit situations.

He urged pharmacists to be authentic of their dealings.

“As practitioners, we’ve to make certain competencies, abilities and proficiency of the occupation the least bit phases.”

Disciplinary tribunal

The governing council of PCN furthermore inaugurated the disciplinary tribunal to make certain self-discipline and adherence to ethics of the occupation.

Mr Mora acknowledged the inauguration turn out to be once wanted to warning pharmacists who have deviated from the code of conduct and ethics of the occupation.

He acknowledged the post-inaugural assembly of the governing council, held on 9 June, 2020, licensed the structure of the membership of the disciplinary committee.

“On the present time we inaugurated the disciplinary council which turn out to be once reconstituted final One year, sadly, lets not sit down as a tribunal because we can only sit down after the investigative panel has carried out its work and refer situations to the disciplinary tribunal.

“For five years till final One year, there turn out to be once no council in space so the disciplinary tribunal of the council turn out to be once not sitting, and so there are situations that needed to be began afresh by the investigative panel who sat a minimal of twice between final One year and early this One year,” he acknowledged.

The disciplinary tribunal is a standing committee of the PCN as talked about within the Decree 91 of 1992.

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