The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), has sealed 316 pharmacy and patent medicine outlets and arrested one person in Ogun state.
The Director of Enforcement, Mr. Stephen Esumobi stated on Friday in Abeokuta, that the exercise was part of the council’s effort to sanitise the drug distribution system in the country.
According to him, 646 premises were visited, out of which 316 were sealed for offences ranging from operating without registration or renewal of premises certificate and poor storage conditions among others.
Others are unauthorised sale of the substance of abuse, operating without employing a superintendent pharmacist, poor sanitary conditions, and unauthorised training of apprentices.
Esumobi added that one person was arrested for fraudulently collecting money for premises registration and renewal from stakeholders.