President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Moji Adeyeye as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
Moji’s appointment was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by Assistant Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mohammed Nakorji.
In the statement, it is understood that Adeyeye’s appointment, which takes effect from November 3, is for the initial term of five years.
The statement reads, “The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the appointment of PROFESSOR MOJI CHRISTIANAH ADEYEYE, as the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
“Moji Christianah Adeyeye is a seasoned Pharmacist with a proven track record of accomplishments in Nigeria and abroad.
“She is also a Professor of Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing Science and Drug Product Evaluation, College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University, USA amongst others.
“The appointment, which takes effect from 3rd November 2017, is for the initial term of five (5) years.”
Meanwhile, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the President, saying he took the right step in the right direction by appointing the technocrat, Adeyeye.
The group further urged President Buhari to appoint technocrats in other sectors to help drive the development agenda of his administration
The statement reads: “The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) commends the federal government for taking the right step in the right direction in putting a square peg in a square hole by appointing a technocrat, a renowned and seasoned Professor of Pharmacy, Moji Christianah Adeyeye, to head NAFDAC.
“This is a long awaited actualization and fulfillment of desires and yearnings of Nigerians, it will not only help to ensure to effective and efficient productivity but will help to curb and eradicate the fake and substandard drugs and foods in our country.
“We plead that technocrats should also be appointed to head key departments and agencies in other sectors.”