Over 15, 000 unclaimed voter cards – INEC
Over 15,000 voter cards are yet to be claimed by registered voters in Bauchi State.
The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi disclosed this in Bauchi when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Mohammed Abubakar at the Government House.
He said that the unclaimed voters cards are now at the Bauchi State office of the Independent The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 462 pharmacies and patent medicine stores for operating without registration with the body and poor sanitary conditions among others.
The director, Inspection and Monitoring, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Pharmacist Anthonia O Aruya said in Gusau that the PCN Enforcement Team observed that many pharmaceutical premises commenced operations without fulfillment of the minimum requirement for registration while National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to him, the cards were those of persons who registered during the first phase of registration early this year adding that the second phase was on-going.
Governor Abubakar thanked the REC for the visit assuring that as a true democrat who occupied a political office with over 10 years experience working in INEC, he would support the commission to discharge its duties.
Council seals 462 pharmacies, medicine stores
failed to renew their licences.
Mrs Aruya further explained that one of the core mandated of PCN is to ensure rational distribution and dispensing of medicines that are safe, effective and of quality to the public and pharmaceutical facilities are expected to fulfil certain conditions in line with the PCN guidelines before registration.
She then advised members of the public to purchase their medicines from licensed pharmacies and simple household remedies from licensed patent and propriety medicines shops.