Senate committed to a viable pharmaceutical sector – Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Wednesday as­sured Nigerians of Senate’s commitment towards a via­ble pharmaceutical industry where capacity and products will meet the health chal­lenges of the citizenry.
In achieving this, Sen Saraki said the 8th Senate will through review of exist­ing legislations, reposition the manufacturing sector of the economy to favourably compete in the international market.
Addressing the executives of the Pharmaceutical Man­ufacturing Group of Manu­facturers Association of Ni­geria (PMG-MAN) led by its Chairman, Mr Okey Akpa in his office, Saraki said Nige­rians must be able to access affordable drugs.
He said local capacity in the production of drugs within Nigeria should be re­defined.
Saraki said: “This sector requires necessary support from the government, no doubt about this. We must give priority to our pharma­ceu-tical industry. Medicine is a security item and should be prioritised in like manner.

Originally posted 2016-06-02 05:43:03.

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