22nd October, 2022
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is building news offices in seven states of Nigeria.
NAFDAC Director-General Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye made the revelation during the inauguration of the agency’s new office in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Friday.
Other states where the new offices are being built, according to Adeyeye, are Osun, Ogun, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Sokoto and Yobe.
The director-general however said that out of the seven state offices under construction, Kwara was the first to be completed and inaugurated.
“The building was built to help achieve our mandate. Apart from offices, there is a mini hall for staff training and sectorial groups interaction, enlightenment and sensitisation.
“This will enhance the activities and operations of the agency within the state, thereby contributing to economic growth and well-being of the people in Kwara,” she said
Adeyeye thanked the state government and the good people of Kwara for their support and looked forward to more support.
She said customers were the agency’s first priority and that there was a need to take trade regulation to their doorstep, as well as sensitisation, saying that all the work cannot be done from Abuja or Lagos alone.
“In order to meet the mandate of the agency, we have embarked on a journey of strengthening the processes through the establishment, implementation and continual improvement of the quality management system.
“This is about thinking of customers first and the quality of the management system had transitioned over years to a robust platform for institutionalising resourceful leadership”, she said.
The Acting Chairman of NAFDAC, Dr Muftau Yahaya, said that the agency had attained maturity level three in the World Health Organisation global birth marking tools.
Yahaya commended the director-general for her resource-oriented and environmental strive, which he said had given NAFDAC a seat among the world-recognised regulatory agencies.
He explained that the level would help the pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Nigeria and other food industries trade their products worldwide.
The acting chairman said that the agency had started working tirelessly to attain level four and sustain the developmental strides.