The Nigeria police on Thursday in Abuja pledged its support to pharmacists in its fight against counterfeit drugs.
The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, while receiving a delegation of the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria, PCN, affirmed the police’s support for the group.
Mr. Abba noted that the police have always been willing partners to pharmacists in the fight against drug abuse and adulteration.
The PCN led by its registrar, Elijah Mohammed, presented hand sanitisers and law books of the council to the police chief.
Mr. Mohammed said the essence of the visit was to congratulate the IGP on his new appointment and further solicit the collaboration of the police.
Noting that drug abuse had posed a major security threat in Nigeria, he said the police support will help enforce the rules and regulations that will guide the operation of pharmaceutical premises and patent medicine vendors.