NAFDAC set to recover N7bn underpayment

Prof. Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director General

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has set in motion effort targeting at recovering a debt of N7billion. The amount was evaded by importers of drugs, food and cosmetics in November, 2017.

Prof. Moji Adeyeye, Director General of NAFDAC, stated this in Abuja on Wednesday, noting that so far, only N260 million has been realized from the time she assumed duty to the end of March 2018.

According to her, the organisation was owed by importers before taking over the leadership of NAFDAC.

She affirmed that she has set a paltry achievable target of not less than one billion naira before the end of 2018.

“My staff are working tirelessly; we have our teams in investigation and enforcement departments, working hard to achieve the set up goals of the agency.

“We have also decentralised the registration processes to states, especially on our Small and Medium Enterprises programme to save time.

“It is also to facilitate the policy of the Federal Government on the ease of doing business,” she said.

The director general said the quality management system put in place by her administration, had helped to turn around the activities of the regulatory agency in terms of efficiency.

Adeyeye reiterated the commitment of NAFDAC to fight illicit and fake drugs as well as unregistered food products to ensure safety of citizenry.

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