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Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) State Offices and Contact Details

by | January 28, 2021 0

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) is a statutory organ of the Federal Government of Nigeria charged with the responsibility for regulating and controlling pharmacy education, practice and training in all aspects and ramifications.

Established by Act 91 of 1992 (Cap P17 LFN 2004), PCN is saddled with the general duty of

  • Registration and licensure of all pharmacists
  • Registration and licensure of pharmaceutical premises (manufacturing, importation, distribution, wholesale, retail, hospital pharmacies)
  • Issuance of permit to pharmacy technicians and registration and licensure of patent and proprietary medicine vendors.

In other words, for one to practice as a pharmacist, pharmacy technician, patent medicine vendor or own a pharmaceutical premise in Nigeria, he must be registered with and certified by PCN.

It is the duty of PCN to determine the standard of knowledge and skill to be attained by persons seeking to become pharmacists in Nigeria. The council also establishes and maintains a register of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. They secure the publication from time to time of the list of those names as entered in the register.
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In addition to the above functions, PCN also issues the pharmacist’s oath and code of ethics, appoints pharmaceutical inspectors to ensure the enforcement of the provisions of the law by inspection and monitoring of premises where pharmaceutical endeavors take place.

In order to effectively regulate, control training and practice of pharmaceutical service providers, PCN has successfully created 8 zonal and 35 state offices for easier accessibility.

Below is a comprehensive list of PCN state and zonal offices nationwide.

Abuja Zonal Office

Pharmacists Council of Nigeria,
Block 38, No. 1.52, Phase I Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Office, Federal Secretariat, Garki,
Tel: 08186306383, 08079792504

Abia State Office

Room 45, Pharmacy Department, Ministry of Health, Nnamdi Azikiwe Secretariat,
Abia State.
Tel: 0803 684 4403, 0807-979-2720

Adamawa State Office

Federal Secretariat,
Adamawa State
Tel: 0703 189 9928, 08079792744

Akwa-Ibom State Office (South-South Zonal Office)

Pharmacists Council of Nigeria,
Along Ring-Road II, Off Udo Udoma Avenue,
Akwa-Ibom State.
Tel: 0803 542 3557, 08079792674 (state office)
Tel: 0806 734 7641, 08079792739 (zonal office)

Anambra State Office

State Central Medical Store, Amaku Hospital Road,
Anambra State.
Tel: 0803 316 0576, 08079792654

Bauchi State Office (North-East Zonal Office)

Pharmacists Council of Nigeria,
Along Murtala Mohammed Way,
Bauchi State.
Tel: 08035740339 (state office)
Tel: 0803 305 3467, 08079792672 (zonal office)

Bayelsa State Office

500, Bed Hospital,
Bayelsa State.
Tel: 0802 359 0339, 08079792677

Benue State Office

Block B, West FF, Room 3 Federal Secretariat Complex,
Benue State.
Tel: 0807 979 2518

Borno State Office

Room 2043/2044 Federal Secretariat Complex,
Borno State
Tel: 0805 115 6300, 08079792741

Cross River State Office

Federal Secretariat Complex, Murtala Muhammed High-way,
Cross-River State.
Tel: 0803 605 0413, 08079792678

Delta State Office

Room 117,118 Federal Secretariat Complex,
Delta State.
Tel: 0805 333 8130, 08079792676

Ebonyi State Office

Flat 5, No 3, Douglas Ogbonna Street, Atikpo Road,
Ebonyi State.
Tel: 0803 463 2641, 08079792659

Edo State Office

Federal Secretariat, Aduwawa,
Edo State.
Tel: 0803 587 9716, 08079792673

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