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Patent medicine dealers collaborate with Police Community Relations Committee to fight fake drugs

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The Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers(ASSOPPMED) has partnered with the Police Community Relation Committee(PCRC) to wage war against substandard and fake drugs, as well as injecting sanity to dispensation of drugs in the community.

President of the association, Olori Oluwatoyin Oyedele made this known at the 2022 annual celebration of the association, as well as inauguration of Police Community Relations Community (PCRC) unit held on Tuesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, with number of personalities and stakeholders in attendance.

She explained that aims and objectives of the association include: promoting government regulations that concerns the operations of patient medicine dealers in the society, to discourage quackery in the business from time to time, regular orientation and training in the line of duty to safe lives of customers among others.

Oyedele explained that the association was formed with like minds three years ago and was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission(CAC) and received the seal on 24th June, 2020, expressing joy that the association has become household name across the globe

“This feat is achieved because the members are law abiding by following the rules and regulations laid down by the appropriate agencies and not leaving the support of the Ministry of Health , Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Nigeria Police and the media. The association is now household name”, she said

Oyedele affirmed that all members of the association are licenced, adding that the body will continued to promote oneness , unity, love, harmony among members for business progress of members

” It is my pleasure to also report here that, all our members are known to the licencing agencies, that is why we are paccetters. I am highly delighted to welcome you all to this important event which is now turned to be an annual event”, she added

Notable dignitaries in attendance include; Moradeke Martins representing Chairman, Odeda Local Government of Ogun State, Alhaji Semiu Lawal(former Chairman Odeda Local Government), Matthew Eije ,Deputy Commander National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA), Oba Abiodun Solaja(Olu Obada Oko), Omooba Oloyede Makumba and Musiliu Sanni

The other dignitaries who also delivered goodwill messages include; Prince Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji (Founder Penpushing media), Abimbola Oyeyemi(Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command), Barrister Kayode Akinsola,DSP Olugbenga Sikeolu(Divisional Police Officer)

Part of the program include: decoration of new awardees, matrons, patrons and advisers as well as launch of the association calendar