By Aderogba George, Abuja.
Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says the agency will expand its directorates to promote greater and impactful management.
Adeyeye made this known at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, while speaking on the agency’s strategic goals for the years 2023 to 2028.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on Dec. 30, 2022, reappointed Adeyeye as the director-general of NAFDAC for a second term
Adeyeye said that continuation of meaningful deployment of human capital, sustained strong governance and getting approval for the payment of Hazard and Regulatory Allowances were some of her goals.
The director-general also said that she would secure approval for Scheme and Condition of Service, while ensuring the training of NAFDAC staff on use of SAP account software.
Adeyeye stressed that she would increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the agency.
She also said that she would use additional media outlets to disseminate information on NAFDAC activities.
“There will be use of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, drama and comedy artistes to convey importance of quality, safe, efficacious and wholesome regulated products, as well as make media parley more structured,” she said.
Adeyeye promised to sustain the transformation agenda, which she started in 2017, during her second term.
She said that one of the achievements in her first term was maintaining a well disciplined and motivated workforce, adding that she also eliminated substandard and falsified medicines.
She said that the war against unsafe and illicit drugs were part of her priorities, adding that she had aligned NAFDAC’s goals with international standards on food, drug and water.
Adeyeye recalled that she met the agency with glaring symptoms of sundry administrative and procedural lapses such as a huge debt of N3.2 billion and dismally low IGR of N700 million.
She also said that the skewed nominal roll revealed some disregard for the requirements of the federal character principle, with the absence of post-marketing, good distribution practices and surveillance.
Adeyeye lauded President Buhari for her re-appointment, as well as the National Assembly and international agencies for their support.