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We Will Not Jeopardize Health Of Nigerians,DG NAFDAC

…Acquires 73 New Vehicles To Improve Operations

Nigerians’ health, according to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), is sacred and cannot be traded for a bowl of porridge.

While adding that,”Previously, if we wanted to go for an inspection, the company we were inspecting would bring us vehicles, which may endanger the inspection report.”

Adeyeye made the remark during the official introduction of 73 operational cars in Abuja on Thursday, with the goal of improving efficiency and effectiveness.

According to her, ” We don’t want to compromise the health of the citizenry that is why we put money together to procure 73 vehicles. Since my assumption of office , we have been able to procure 143 vehicles to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of our staff.

“We are here to launch one of the tools that earn us Maturity Level Three Regulatory Agency by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“We cannot overemphasized the tools that a regulatory agency needs. You cannot take Okada to go and inspect a place. Before now, we have several seaports in Lagos. Sometimes, our staff will need to go to another port in Tin Can and they take Okada to go there quickly aside from the traffic. We need tools to also ensure safety of our staff. If we are going to shut a company down and you went there with a rickety vehicle and unfortunately, it’s breaks down on the road , if they are mad at us they will over power us.

“We need very dependable tools and vehicles is one of them .
73 vehicles, 40 Hilux, 20 Camry , 6 Hiace and 4 Coaster buses.”, She explained.

Meanwhile, the Chairman , NAFDAC Governing Board, Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman said , “Ours is a regulatory agency and the staff needs to be taken care of so that they won’t compromise.

Represented at the occasion by Mr Mufutau Bolaji Yahaya said they have commence the construction of seven new state offices, four is ready for commissioning .

According to him, ” The job the staff does is dangerous, they may have to lock up companies and shops , it is not healthy for them to join public transport because they can easily be identified, hense the need for the vehicles.”

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