The authorities of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed off 234 retail drug outlets in Oyo State.
Mrs Anthonia Aruka, The head of the PCN inspection team, disclosed this to reporters after five days of monitoring and enforcement of retail drug outlets in the state.
The affected shops were sealed in Ibadan, Iseyin, Oyo, Saki, Eruwa and Igbo Ora towns of the state.
She condemn the worrisome statistics available as only 24 out of the 269 facilities visited across about 16 local government areas had standard practice.
Mrs Aruka noted that a disturbing number of these Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs) do not conform to stipulated rules and procedures to ensure safety of their customers.
She however, advised the public to only patronise PCN-approved outlets for over-the-counter medicines.
PCN also said that the enforcement exercise would be a continuous process, adding that it would not allow the sealed shops reopen until they meet the required safety standards.