The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC), is expanding its directorates. According to Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the agency’s Director General, the expansion is to encourage a more effective administration. While reciting the agency’s strategic objectives for the years 2023–2028 during a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, Mrs. Adeyeye made this clear.
The agency’s director general, Mrs. Adeyeye, was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term on December 30, 2022. Obtaining clearance for Hazard and Regulatory Allowances is one of Mrs. Adeyeye’s objectives, along with maintaining solid governance and the purposeful deployment of human capital.
In addition, the Director General pledged to ensure that the Scheme and Conditions of Service are approved and that there is a staff that is proficient in using SAP accounting software. Furthermore, Mrs. Adeyeye stated that she will employ more media channels to spread news of NAFDAC activities. To spread the word about the value of high-quality, safe, effective, and wholesome regulated products available, and to organize media discourse. She said, “Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, drama and comedy artistes will be used.”
Mrs. Adeyeye vowed to continue the transformational agenda she began in 2017 during her second term. Maintaining a motivated and well-disciplined workforce was listed as one of her first term’s accomplishments, and she also said she had done away with shoddy and fake medications.
In addition to stating that she had linked NAFDAC with worldwide standards for food, pharmaceuticals, and water, the DG said one of her top goals was combating the threat of dangerous and illegal drugs. Mrs. Adeyeye claimed that when she first arrived at the agency, there were obvious signs of several procedural and administrative errors, including a N3.2 billion debt and a pitifully meager N700 million in internal revenue. On that, she said the agency’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) will rise.
Expressing her displeasure about the state of the nominal roll, Adeyeye said that the skewed nominal roll demonstrated a disrespect for statutory character requirements, including non-post-marketing good distribution practices and surveillance.
The National Assembly members, the President, and international organizations were all praised by Mrs. Adeyeye for their support.