Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC

NAFDAC currently digitising system, processes to prevent leakages: Director-General

 *Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control says her leadership also inherited N3.2billion debt on assumption of office in 2017

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has disclosed it is currently digitising its system and processes in order to prevent leakages.

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General (DG) of NAFDAC, told the House of Representatives Committee on Finance at an interactive session on the 2022 to 2024 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Abuja, FCT.

The Director-General of the health regulatory agency, who noted NAFDAC is also building state offices in seven states across Nigeria, revealed that her leadership inherited N3.2billion debt on assumption of office in 2017, agency report said.

Adeyeye, who also noted that the agency was in near comatose when she assumed office, however, told the Federal lawmakers that her Management has been able to offset N3.1billion of the debt.

The Director-General related that at the time she joined NAFDAC, 80 percent of the needed equipment were not working, and there were no vehicles, laptops and other working tools.

If the agency’s personnel costs were taken care of, NAFDAC would be self- sustaining, and subsequently, the Federal Government could then, pull out from funding the agency, she stated.

Earlier, members of the committee reportedly asked the Director-General of the agency to intensify efforts at ensuring that the agency becomes self-sustaining.

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance also cautioned NAFDAC to desist from repeating the same budgetary provisions for certain projects, report noted.

The Committee said: “There is a preponderance of this line of issue of repeating budget by splitting project.”

Kindly Share This Story