The Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong has signed into law, the bill for the establishment of the Plateau State Drugs and Medical Commodities Agency.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) governor, Lalong signed the bill, which has 11 parts containing 52 sections, at Government House, Jos, on Thursday 27th October 2022.
After signing, the governor said that the action would be of utmost benefit to the well-being of the Plateau people.
He expressed optimism that with proper implementation, the bill would achieve the desired impact of facilitating access to quality and affordable drugs for Plateau people at the appropriate time.
He thanked members of the state House of Assembly for their quick response on deliberations to ensure speedy passage of the bill.
In highlighting the synopsis of the law, he said its major function is to serve as the only source of quality, affordable and accessible drugs, and other health commodities for the state-owned, tertiary, and primary health facilities.