Abdullah Bego- Yobe State
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has conferred a Grand Diamond Excellence Award and Diamond Excellence Award on H.E Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State respectively for their contributions to the agency and the fight against counterfeit and sub-standard foods, drugs, cosmetics and chemicals in the country.
NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye in her address at the event said the agency is celebrating 25 years of service to the nation during which it was able to wage and sustain the fight against illicit and fake drugs.
She said the services that NAFDAC render go the heart of the country’s future, as they are geared towards protecting the future generation from the harmful effects of illicit and counterfeit foods, drugs and other consumables within the purview of the agency’s mandate.
The Grand Diamond Award recipient, Hajiya Aisha Buhari praised the agency for its pioneering and commendable job and pledged the federal government’s continued support in the fight against fake and counterfeit drugs in the country.
H.E Gov. Gaidam, who was recognised by NAFDAC for the support that his administration has been providing to the agency in its work in Yobe State, also commended NAFDAC for helping to save the lives of many young men and women who would have fallen prey to the negative effects of fake and substandard foods and drugs in the country.