The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has intensified its debt recovery operation targeting seven billion naira payment evaded by importers of drugs, food, and cosmetics.
Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC, made this disclosure while on Wednesday in Abuja.
Adeyeye said that the payment invasion happened years before she took over the leadership of NAFDAC in November 2017.
According to her, N260 million has so far been realized from the time she assumed a duty at the end of March 2018.
She explained that her target was to realize not less than one billion naira before the end of 2018, adding that Adeyeye that the agency was determined to achieve that.
“My staffs are working tirelessly; we have our teams in an investigation and enforcement departments, working hard to achieve the setup goals of the agency.
“We have also decentralized 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 the safety of the citizenry.