H.E Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam has said the Yobe State Government will provide a piece of land in Damaturu, the state capital and office accommodation in two senatorial districts to the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to help the agency consolidate and expand its activities in the State, especially in fighting counterfeit and substandard foods, drugs, consmetics, chemicals, and medical devices, amongst others.
The Governor speaks when NAFDAC’s acting Director General Mrs. Yetunde Oluremi Oni paid courtesies on him at the Government House, ahead of a North-East Awareness Campaign against fake drugs to be held in Damaturu
“I wish to commend the effort of NAFDAC management in taking proactive measures to address the problems of substandard and counterfeit drugs, foods, etc. I am confident that at the end of the impending campaign, our citizens will emerge better informed about the importance of protecting their health through proper storage of foods, rational use of medicines and drugs and taking necessary safeguards in handling chemicals and pesticides”, the governor said.
The governor directed State Radio (YBC) and Television (YTV) services to give adequate coverage to the NAFDAC campaign event.
Mrs. Oluremi Oni had earlier asked for the support of the governor in getting a piece of land on which to build NAFDAC offices, laboratories and warehouse as well as offices in Yobe Zone B and Zone C to ensure that the agency’s activities are felt at the grassroots.
The NAFDAC DG thanked H.E Gov. Gaidam for his administration’s partnership with her agency and his prompt response to their requests.
The NAFDAC DG was accompanied on her visit to the governor by members of the House of Representatives Committee on Health Services, including deputy chair of the committee Hon. Muhammad Usman.
YOBE STATE GOV’T