By Martins Ifijeh
A renowned pharmacist and former Governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has stated that, according to records available to him, about 2000 pharmacies were been shot in the country yearly due to unprofessional conducts.
He said this was the more reason young pharmacies must be trained, so they can be able to operate the trade at an acceptable and international standard.
Agbaje, who stated this at the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy Mentoring Scheme for young pharmacists, noted that the mentoring scheme was timely, as it would provide the young pharmacists information on how best to maintain best practices.
The mentoring scheme, tagged: ‘The next generation pharmacists; poise, pizzazz and panache’ which was designed to motivate, encourage and train young pharmacists, who will build the next generation of pharmacists in the country.
Speaking at the event, the President of the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi,said the academy would continue to show concern and commitment to young pharmacists, adding that the new education curriculum will be implemented and new books will be developed to improve the training of the young pharmacists.
He charged pharmacists to understand the basis and foundation of Pharmacy in order to
command respect professionally within the society. “We are also motivating young pharmacists to ask questions, in other to update their knowledge. This will make them strike a balance in their profession, the environment and the society at large,” he added.