Professor Moji Adeyeye has been appointed as the new Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC. NAFDAC is Nigeria’s equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is charged to protect the public health in Nigeria by assuring the safety of food, drugs, vaccines, medical devices, cosmetics, chemicals and pesticides, veterinary products, agrochemicals, herbal preparations and related products in Nigeria
Prof. Adeyeye who is the wife of Senator Olusola Adeyeye (Osun Central), the Senate Chief Whip was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The new NAFDAC Director-General is the founder of Drugs for AIDS and HIV Patients, a nonprofit organization committed to prevention, education, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS children in Nigeria.
Adeyeye is a Professor of Pharmaceutics, Manufacturing Science and Drug Product Evaluation, College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL and Chair, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL.
The new NAFDAC boss attended the University of Nigeria, obtaining a BSc in pharmaceutics in 1976, and went on to the University of Georgia where she obtained an M.S and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics in 1985 and 1988. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Elim Pediatric Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Adeyeye succeeds Mr. Ademola Andrew Magbojuri who was appointed as the Acting Director-General of NAFDAC following the retirement of Mrs. Yetunde Oni, who attained the retirement age of 60 years in September and also served in the acting capacity for 18 months.
The agency has been steered by two acting directors-general: Mrs. Yetunde Oni and Mr. Andrew Magbojuri Dr. Paul Orhii was removed from the role in February 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari.