Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has reiterated the agency’s commitment to protecting public health through effective and efficient regulatory system.
Adeyeye made this assertions on the sidelines of the inauguration of the agency’s newly constructed office complex on Saturday in Osogbo.
She said the agency would not relent in its in ensuring that regulated products were of consistent quality and available at all times to the satisfaction of consumers.
According to her, NAFDAC is commited to ensuring that processed foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, chemicals and biological/vaccines are of thorough consistent quality for Nigerians.
“To meet the mandate of the agency, the management under my supervision, has embarked on a journey of strengthening the processes of the agency through the establishment, implementation and continual improvement of the Quality Management System.
“Quality Management System (QMS) in NAFDAC has transitioned over the years to a robust platform for institutionalising resourceful leadership, evidence-based decision-making and engagement of a trained and competent workforce for effective customer-focussed delivery of regulatory services,” she said.
Adeyeye said the agency had commenced building of state offices across the country, out of which she said seven had been completed.
“With the support of the Presidency, National Assembly and the NAFDAC Governing Council, we commenced the building of state offices across the country out of which seven had been completed.
“We are now in the processes of commissioning the offices and Osogbo is the second in the role of the commissioning exercise to the Glory of God.
“There is no doubt that this well-equipped office will enhance the activities and operations of the agency within the state, thereby contributing to the economic growth and well-being of our people,” she said.
In his remarks, the Acting Chairman, NAFDAC Governing Board, Dr Mufatu Yahaya, assured stakeholders that the office would served its purpose by safeguarding public health in the state.
Yahaya added that more offices would be inaugurated in the country.
Also, the State Coordinator of the agency, Mr Anikoh Ibrahim, commended the NAFDAC Director-General for the great feat recorded under her leadership, which he described as rare.
Ibrahim said that the befitting office complex was borne out of the commitment of NAFDAC management under the leadership of the director-general.
He said the agency would continue to safeguard public health in the state through effective regulatory system.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event witnessed the presence of traditional rulers, state security heads, health associations, government officials, health personnel and other key stakeholders.(NAN )