By Wilson Adekumola
The National Chairman of Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, Pharma. Adewale Oladigbolu has called on pharmacists to adequately manage their business and think of ways they can also generate revenue to thrive in the industry.
Oladigbolu made call when the Abuja Branch held her Maiden Edition of her Business Summit in Abuja on Wednesday, with the theme, “Business Survival In Crisis Environment”.
At the summit which drew the presence of members across Abuja and it’s environs, he urged members to immensely contribute to the growth of community pharmacy in the nation.
In his welcome address, Pharm. Oladigbolu described the summit as very timely one and called on his listeners to shares ideas and partner with others to ensure they derive maximum benefit from the summit.
Oladigbolu urged the pharmacists to put their professionalism in practice in order to ensure that the well-being of the people is guaranteed, just as he urged members to ensure high ethical practices and equally manage their business properly in order to succeed.
“In other words we need to survive in the business world in order to survive as a community pharmacists practitioner as well. They need to know how to keep their books, how to assess capital, what to do with their capital among other things” he opined.
While noting that there are some of the vital issues that will be discussed during 3-day Conference, he stressed that business environment is significant for the blooming of members who engage in Community Pharmacy in Nigeria
Also speaking, the ACPN FCT Branch Chairman, Emejo Amadeh, opined that the summit was to help pharmacists to think outside the box in order to survive the economic crisis facing the country.
“We are here today for a business summit to teach pharmacists how to think outside the box with disruptive ideas so as to enlarge our horizons and do exploits in other fields of endeavour. As a professional. We’re well-trained but underutilised based on our community pharmacy cycle, and after the summit, we will engage other areas of opportunity that are valuable within our environment,” he said.