CHAIRMAN’S KEYNOTE ADDRESS.
On behalf of the Management and Members of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), It is with profound Joy that I welcome you to the 2019 edition of International Exhibition on complete Pharma Manufacturing.
The Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers Expo 2019 (NPME) event is a traditional event jointly organized by Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association Of Nigeria(PMG-MAN) and GPE Pvt Ltd biennially to provide a platform for pharma and its allied products stakeholders Its aim is to engage and network amongst each other with a view to upgrade and update our facilities with the latest technology.
It is not just a platform for engagement and networking but provides a medium for advocacy on the industry challenges. This year’s NPME theme “Strategic collaboration for Medicine Security, Affordability and National Sufficiency” is timely chosen to speak to the industry challenges and our ambitious goals.
It is worrisome to note that as a country, we are overly dependent on imported and Donor Aid to satisfy the Essential Medicine needs of our rapidly growing population, while our facilities are abysmally underutilized. It is most discouraging to see that those products which the industry has the capacity and competence to produce locally are imported into our market space.
The ripple effect of continuous over-dependence on imported medicine cannot be overemphasized.