PSN insists on removal of Mora as council’s chairman
The pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has protested against the appointment of Ahmed Mora as Chairman of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN). PSN subsequently called on the Federal Government to remove Mora as a matter of urgency.
PSN alleged that the appointment of Mora by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, is against the tenets of good pharmaceutical practice considering that the newly appointed Chairman is on its Roll of Dishonour.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, PSN National Secretary, Emeka Duru, said the protest was to protect the heritage of Pharmacy practice and healthcare in Nigeria, adding that Mora was not its member given that the organisation had not only placed him on suspension, but also stripped him of its Fellowship of the PSN status.
He said: “Some weeks ago, against all rational logic and the tenets of good Pharmacy practice in Nigeria, the Dr. Osagie Enahire- led Federal Ministry of Health, in the brazen act which is unprecedented, decided to inaugurate a rejected Pharm. A. T. Mora as the Chairman of PCN. In this capacity of Chairman, Pharm. A. T. Mora statutorily becomes the Chairman of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN). The PSN rejects this appointment in its entirety because we are committed to stopping the challenges of value migration if we shall ever attain the goals of nation-building”.
According to Duru, “for the records again, the PSN rejects and calls for the termination of the appointment of Pharm. Mora for the reflected reasons: Ahmed Mora is presently on the Roll of Dishonour of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) after being stripped of the Fellowship of the PSN.
This led to the automatic suspension of his membership of PSN since 2009. We ask how can a person who is technically suspended in the relevant profession (Pharmacy) be appointed Chief Regulator of the same profession.”
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