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National Assembly tackles NAFDAC’s poor funding



National Assembly tackles NAFDAC’s poor funding

The National Assembly has promised to take up the issue of poor funding of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), promising to ensure improved budgetary allocations for the agency’s activities in the nearest future.
This is as the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki pledged that the legislative arm of the government will also look into the issue of overlapping functions as a way of creating a platform for effective performance of NAFDAC.
The House of Representatives on its own part has also acknowledged that NAFDAC could only perform optimally on its mandate to fight against counterfeit drugs and other substandard regulated products with improved funding for its regulatory activities.
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who made the pledge, was responding to concerns raised by the newly appointed Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye when she paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Thursday.
Earlier, the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye appealed for increased budgetary allocation to the Agency to position it in fighting the menace of counterfeiting more effectively.
According to her, NAFDAC is in dire need to retool her laboratories which she said are at the core of her regulatory activities improve ICT infrastructure, disciplined and motivated workforce, improve electricity supply, stakeholders communication coupled with other liabilities that require proper funding to address.

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