The Governing Council of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been inaugurated by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, 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.
He cautioned against unnecessary rivalry and indulgence in sharp practices that may result to acrimony and stall progress of the institutions in delivering on their mandate.
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.
NAFDAC DG’s appeal to the council
Also speaking, the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye appealed to the council to intervene in the issue of the suspension of the agency from the ports as such action is counter-productive while observing that the rising epidemic of the use and abuse of narcotic substances by the youth, could be traced to this gap.
She listed other challenges that need prompt intervention of the council members to include provision of vehicles to police the vast territory of the country including border ports, improved ICT, staff welfare, among others.