Governor Applauds NAFDAC’s Fight Against Fake Drugs

Date Posted: October 7, 2016 at 7:02 am

The Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday applauded the efforts of  National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC),on the fight against fake and counterfeit drugs.


The governor made the commendation while playing host to the Acting Director-General of the Agency, Mrs Yetunde Oni, at the Government House, Osogbo.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Titilayo Laoye-Tomori,  the governor urged the agency not to relent in its sensitisation of the public to the evils of fake drugs.

He noted that the agency was set up to rid the country of fake drugs and save the people from drug-related diseases and untimely deaths.

Responding, Oni said she was on an advocacy visit to Osun as well as to further enhance the existing  relationship between the agency and the state government.

She expressed  NAFDAC’s commitment  toward preventing the proliferation of counterfeit drugs, unwholesome foods and  substandard products.

Oni identified some of the challenges facing the agency as  shortage of operational vehicles and constant harassment of its personnel.

She, however, said  farmers in the state needed to be sensitised to the appropriate use of pesticides to avert soil toxicity.

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