The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) is committed to shaping the future of the pharmacy profession in Nigeria by laying a solid foundation based on technology innovation, people and services, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, president, PSN, has said.
Affirming this commitment while speaking on Thursday at an event tagged: PSN Strategy Summit themed ‘Pharmacy in 25 Years Time,’ Pharm. Yakasai said while pharmacists cannot predict the future, they have to be proactive by creating the future they want.
Speaking further at the event held at Banex Hotel, Anthony, the PSN helmsman noted that the decision of the PSN to set up the PSN Strategy Committee chaired by an awesome strategist, Pharm. ’Lere Baale was to ensure that the profession has a strategic roadmap that will help shape not just the future of the pharmacy profession but also that of the healthcare sector.
Also speaking at the event graced by representatives of all pharmacy interest groups, Pharm. ’Lere Baale urged all the interested groups to be dispassionate in making suggestions on how to lay a good long term foundation for pharmacy adding that decisions taken at the summit would have great impact on the profession in 25 years time.
Pharmacists, he said, also need to do more to relate better with their patients, noting that patients must have more confidence in pharmacists to trust them more than other professionals in the health sector.
At the summit to make presentations were representatives of ACPN, ALPs, NAIP, PSN BOF, NIROPHARM, NAPHARM, PCN, PMG-MAN, APIN, AHAPN and a representative for Pharmacists in diaspora etc.
Amongst the dignitaries at the event were Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, NAPharm vice president; Barr. Chiedu Mordi, chairman, PSN BOF; Pharm. Ignatius Anukwu, national chariman, NAIP; Pharm. Lekan Asuni, chairman, NIROPHARM; Pharm. Gbolagade Iyiola, national secretary, PSN; Pharm. (Prince) ’Gbenga Falabi, immediate past chairman, NAIP and Pharm. Abbas Sambo, a fellow of the PSN.