Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii has called on state governments to support NAFDAC’s efforts to police the grassroots by setting up the Agency’s local government desk in their states.
Orhii who made this call during a courtesy visit to the Gombe State government at stakeholders’ meeting in the state, commended the setting up NAFDAC desks in eight of its 11 Local Government Areas while also urging expedition of the process of getting the three remaining local governments in the state to also set up their desks.
Orhii said NAFDAC is desirous of ensuring that Gombe State enjoys wholesome food and drugs and called on the government and individuals in the state to set up industries under the Agency’s guidance that will address the food and drugs needs of the people of the state.
Gombe State Deputy Governor, Hon. Thaanda Jason Aubainu who received the NAFDAC delegation acknowledged NAFDAC efforts while urging for more partnership with manufacturers to ensure that basic products are produced in Nigeria under the close watch of NAFDAC for the benefit of the citizenry.