Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has inaugurated the Governing Council of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) along with other agencies and parastatals under the supervision of the ministry.
Prof. Adewole while inaugurating the board members recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, charged them to live above board and work in concert with the change agenda of the current administration by providing robust and purposeful transformation of the health sector.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, also spoke during the inaugurated. The DG appealed to the council to intervene in the issue of the suspension of the Agency from the Ports stating that such action is counter-productive to the fight against counterfeit and fake drugs. The DG also highlighted the need for NAFDAC to be well placed to address the rising epidemic of the use and abuse of narcotic substances by the youth.
In his maiden visit to the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja shortly after the inauguration, Chairman of NAFDAC Governing Council, Hon. Inuwa Abdulkadir, pledged the desire of members to discharge their duties with trust and accountability. According to the Chairman, the Governing Council will work to ensure greater synergy and collaborative efforts between the Council and with all stakeholders.