Health

Illicit Drugs: NAFDAC Boss Seeks Governors’ Support

The Director General, National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye wants state governors to partner the agency on drugs and food security and the task of curbing illicit drugs in the country.

Professor Adeyeye stated this when she paid a courtesy call on the governor of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde at the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan.

While stressing the need to ensure food security, she said NAFDAC could not do the task alone unless it partners with relevant stakeholders to put an end into the influx of substandard and illicit drugs in Nigeria.

Professor Adeyeye urged state governors to join hands with Federal Taskforce in their respective states to prevent fake and adulterated drugs in the journey towards having a healthy nation.

The NAFDAC boss however advocated inclusion of NAFDAC in the National Security Council, NSC, so as to contribute meaningfully on enhancing food security of the country.

While highlighting challenges confronting the agency to include mismanagement of funds, herbal medicine, substandard drugs and narcotics.

Professor Adeyeye maintained that the agency was strengthening its internal mechanism to end the menace.

Commenting, Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde who noted that qualitative healthcare delivery was one of the pillars his administration rested on, said the state would support NAFDAC in its mandate of getting rid of illicit drugs in Nigeria.

Governor Makinde maintained that NAFDAC if functional would make positive impact on drug and food security in the society.

Iyabo Adebisi

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