-Calls for the constitution of governing councils of NAFDAC, PCN
The President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai has expressed immense gratitude of the NEC, Council and entire membership of the society, to President Muhammadu Buhari, on the nomination of Prof. (Mrs) Mojisola Adeyeye as the substantive Director General/Chief Executive Officer of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in line with the enabling statute establishing the Agency.
While thanking Mr. President for making good his promise, Yakasai urged the Federal Government to constitute the governing council of NAFDAC and Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) to enable these two prime regulatory agencies in drug distribution endeavours to meet the full complement of their statutory mandates.
According to the PSN press release signed by Yakasai, “all registered Pharmacists under the aegis of the pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have resolved to maximally support NAFDAC to achieve its safety margin in the regulation of the Food and Drug Sector of the economy”.
He however assured all stakeholders and the Federal Government that the PSN will continue to ensure that the appointment of its members as Chief Executive Officers of various boards of parastatals will be justified through optimal performance output.
Prof. Adeyeye is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Product Development and Evaluation at the college of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Illinois. She is a Fellow of Nigeria Academy of Science, Academic Research Fellow of American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and Fellow, Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy. The first African Woman Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.A graduate of Pharmacy from UNN-1976. Indeed, round peg in a round hole!