-As NAPharm Drug & Substance Abuse Committee meets in preparation
The Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) is set to hold a symposium on drug and substance abuse on Tuesday, 11 June 2019, at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.
The symposium will be preceded by a 2-Day Walk Against Drug Abuse, which will be held on 3 and 10 June 2019, from Adeniji Adele junction to Oba’s Palace on Lagos Island, and from Allen Avenue to Ikeja Under Bridge, respectively.
According to the Chairman, NAPharm Drug and Substance Committee, Dr Lolu Ojo, each walk will be well attended by a minimum of 200 pharmacists and other stakeholders.
Top among dignitaries that will be in attendance at the symposium are: Wife of the President of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Buhari, as the special guest of honour; Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, as guest of honour; the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd); the President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa; the President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Dr Francis Faduyile; Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Prof. Moji Adeyeye; the Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) Pharm. N.A.E Mohammed; officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA); members of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN); students, youths and other stakeholders.