The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, on Tuesday urged the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to liaise with relevant agencies and private sector to tackle the menace of drug abuse in the country.
Bello gave the advice when a delegation led by Prof. Ahmed Mora, the Governing Chairman of PCN, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
The minister said that drug abuse was a huge challenge in the country, as a number of crimes and criminal activities could be attributed to it.
According to him, the multiplier effect of the control of drug abuse in Nigeria will be enormous.
He pledged the collaboration of the FCT Administration (FCTA) with the PCN, particularly with regard to the activities of the Council’s Pharmaceutical Inspection Committee.
Earlier, Mora commended the FCTA for its robust approach to drug distribution within the territory.