*Support we received from Gombe Govt unprecedented – PSN President
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has lauded Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON for his commitment to strengthening health system in Gombe and elevating the state to a noteworthy status.
According to a statement signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs)
Government House Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, made available on Wednesday November 1, 2023,
PSN President, Professor Cyril Usifor made the commendation when he led the leadership of the professional body on a courtesy call to the Governor in Gombe.
He pointed out projects such as good roads, functioning street lighting, advancements in the healthcare sector, and elevating Gombe’s reputation as one of Nigeria’s cleanest and most hygienic states among many other which stood Gombe out.
Professir Usifor explained that they were at the Government House to express their gratitude to Governor Inuwa Yahaya for the support that has been provided by the government towards ensuring the success of their annual conference being held in Gombe.
He further commended the unprecedented level of support they have received, from organizing the summit to other various gestures, describing it as the most significant in recent years for the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.
“We want to show appreciation to Your Excellency for making sure that our stay in Gombe since we came has been very comfortable. Not only that, you came to declare the ceremony open, your deputy was also there to give a keynote address, and also your commissioners and other members of your government have also graced the occasion. This is an unprecedented gesture ”, the PSN president said.
He further mentioned that based on what they have seen in Gombe, majority of them as well as other participants would leave Gombe fully satisfied with the level of its security, development and hospitality, pledging to serve as ambassadors for the state anywhere they may find themselves.
Receiving the PSN delegation, Governor Inuwa Yahaya expressed his gratitude to the organisation for choosing Gombe as the host state for their 2023 Annual Conference, highlighting Gombe’s reputation as a hospitable place.
“Let me extend my appreciation to you for choosing Gombe as the host state for your 2023 Annual Conference. Since your arrival, I trust you have experienced our warm hospitality. We firmly believe in a united Nigeria, and that is why our doors are open to all, whether for business or tourism,” the governor stated.
Speaking on the importance of a more unified Nigeria, the governor remarked, “We ought to be a united people despite the differences among us. We share many commonalities and a shared destiny. Together, we can achieve greatness, as we have a substantial population of productive young individuals, comprising more than 50% of our citizens. Together, we can propel Nigeria towards its desired destination and I urge the PSN to be part of this project.”
Governor Inuwa expressed his administration’s readiness to partner with the PSN towards actualizing his administration’s ultimate target of strengthening the health system and providing quality healthcare services for all citizens of Gombe State.
He said his administration recognised the significance of pharmacy and other medical professionals in healthcare delivery, which is the reason the government is committed to fostering an environment where pharmacists and other medical professionals can thrive and make meaningful impacts, promising continued support and increased investment in their professional development in Gombe State.