To strengthen the profession and boost manpower in the field of pharmacy, the governorship candidate of Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) that he will ensure that Lagos State University (LASU) gets Faculty of Pharmacy if elected as the governor, come 2019.
Sanwo-Olu made the promise on Thursday during his interactive session with the Lagos State chapter of PSN, saying he would do this to strengthen capacity in the pharmaceutical profession in Lagos State.
He said the State University after more than three decades of existence should be a centre of academic excellence for the production of manpower in the field of pharmacy.
“To strengthen the profession and boost manpower in the field of pharmacy, I am convinced that our state university should have a Faculty of Pharmacy.
“If elected, we will make sure LASU within our 4 years has Faculty of Pharmacy. It is not just right that we have Medical College without Faculty of Pharmacy. I am promising you that our government will ensure that everything is done to make Faculty of Pharmacy a reality for the state-owned University.
“As a professional body of pharmacists, I will implore you to give us a position paper on what we need to do that will enable us to achieve our objective and I can assure that as government, we will do all within our powers to make it a reality,” the APC candidate said.