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L-R: Director, Pharmaceutical Services, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Moyosore Adejumo; Permanent Secretary, Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iyabo Are; Special Adviser on Primary Health Care, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. ‘Modele Osunkiyesi at the Inauguration of Local Government Logistics Management Coordinating Units (LMCU) in Ikeja on Tuesday.

In its bid to ensure the provision of safe and cost effective drugs among other health care commodities, the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Health has inaugurated the Local Government Logistics Management Coordinating Units (LLMCU).

The Unit which is a sub-structure of Local Government Area focal officers created to organize, monitor, and support all health logistics activities from the health facilities in the local government area to the state level will be responsible for the coordinated collection and collation of data from Primary Health Care Centres.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary Health Care, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga who inaugurated the LLMCU in Ikeja on Tuesday noted that Nigeria is being faced with some challenges of procurement and supply management activities.

He added that the challenges include poor supply chain and demand management, high stock out rates, high wastages through expiration and poor visibility of procurement and supply chain management leading to suboptimal outcomes.

Said he, “These challenges led to the creation of the…



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