Alake Regency Committee Chairman Describes Rivalry between Pharmacists and Doctors as Unnecessary


The Oluwo Ake and Chairman of Alake Regency Committee, Chief Samuel Tanimowo, has described the rivalry between Pharmacists and Doctors as unnecessary.


Chief Tanimowo gave the opinion while welcoming the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), during a courtesy visit at the Ake Palace on Monday 30 August 2021.

The Alake Regency Committee Chairman, Chief Samuel Tanimowo, therefore called for synergy between Pharmacists and Doctors in Nigeria.

Chief Tanimowo pointed out that the two Professions were complementary to each other and they should not give room for rivalry.

He gave the example that, only the Pharmacists could professionally decipher written drugs prescriptions by Doctors to patients, adding that Pharmacists would also supply alternative drugs if some particular drugs were not available, in consultation with the Doctors.

He therefore said cordial relationship should exist between the two professions.

The Chairman also assured the ACPN of Alake’s full support during their national conference tomorrow, August 31st, 2021.

He further prayed for the success of the programme and the development of ACPN.

Pharm Bola Adeyemi

Speaking earlier, Pharmacist Bola Adeyemi, the leader of the delegation, appreciated the Alake Regency Committee for welcoming them into Abeokuta.

Pharmacist Adeyemi said the committee of the ACPN had decided to choose Abeokuta as the host community for their 40th Anniversary this year due to the city’s rich historical and cultural background.

He also said that they had come to the Ake Palace to seek Oba Adedotun Gbadebo’s blessings and approval for the success of the programme.

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The other Regency Committee members present were, Baase Ijeun; Chief Ayinla Ogunwole, Baala Kemta; Chief Ifatokunbo Oloowogemo, Apena Ipooro; Chief Akanni Okedairo, Oluwo Itoko; Chief Akanni Ogunboyejo, Oluwo Igbein; Chief Solomon Odesola, Odofin Itoku, Secretary; Chief Kehinde Sofenwa.

Among the entourage of Pharm Bola Adeyemi was Pharm Lawrence Aiyelabola, Pharm (Otunba) Adewale Adenuga, Pharm Ejiro, Alh Abdulkabir Adekemi Agbojolowoku – Ogun State Chairman , Me Olusegun Ariyo, Princess Oyesunlola Okunuga (Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital Chairman), Pharm Olumide Ogube, Pharm Abdulsemiu Aderemi Ogunyemi (Idera Pharmacy), Mrs Mojisola Olabode Folarin, and Alhaji Adebola Adeyemi.

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