It’s no longer news that a lot of Pharmacists have been marginalised in Lagos. What is news is that the pharmacist council of Nigeria head office in Abuja is now ready to do something about it.
At my meeting with the pharmacist council of Nigeria team in Abuja last week, we all agreed that something urgent needs to be done about the marginalization of Pharmacists in Lagos which at the meeting we noted that Igbo pharmacists accounted for more than 70% of those with cases in Lagos.
Our agreement after the meeting are that I should collect all the data of all pharmacists in Lagos that have been victims of injustices in Lagos.
So, I want to ask those pharmacists who feel that they have been marginalized in Lagos by anybody to do the following. This includes those of you who have already briefed me about your cases.
1. Type in details all that happened. Better still narrate your case to a lawyer and let him draft it for you.
2. Photocopy all the relevant documents and evidence that you have.
3. If possible take a picture of your premises or get a visual presentation of what happened.
4. Scan and send all these documents to email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Send your name phone number and other details to email@example.com this is to enable us shortlist you for those that will attend the town hall meeting of pharmacists in Lagos with the Registrar which I have been mandated to organised.
6. Go to PCN office closest to you and buy all the books on rules and regulations guidelines registration in Nigeria and also buy the books that states clearly the roles and duties of P.I.C inspectors. Make sure you read all of them. This is critical because your arguments and case must be based primarily on PCN rules and guidelines.
Once you do that, call me on 08023622171 so that I can guide you on the next steps to take.
now some note of caution. Do not expect that your case will be resolved within 24 hours. Pharmacist council of Nigeria is still a government organization and it is still battling with red tape.
Secondly make sure your case is genuine because everything about any case will be thrown up. We don’t want issues without substance to be brought into this.
Like I said this is just the initial steps to effecting the change that we all want to see in Lagos.
Once again, I want to repeat what the Pharmacist council of Nigeria lawyer said at the meeting in Abuja.