Acting director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Mrs Yetunde Oni has pointed out that its latest cutting-edge technological mobile laboratory would ensure 100 percent water safety in the country.
Mrs. Oni made this known while addressing South-East staff of the agency in Enugu on Wednesday on the new restructuring and re-branding of the agency.
Oni, represented by Prof. Samson Adebayo, director of Planning, Research and Statistics of the agency, said that the mobile laboratory for water, which is called “Move 100,” would bring total transformation to water hygiene and safety.
Appraising their efforts, she said that the mobile laboratory would ensure instant testing of water even in the remotest part of the country, in order to ensure that the issue of unsafe water would be history.
“I am appealing and imploring Nigerians to give us information. Intelligence gathering through information sharing is what would lead the country to success against fake and sub-standard drugs.
“We have our offices, NAFDAC codes and phone numbers that members of the public could use to get information, complaints and suggestion across.
“NAFDAC cannot be everywhere, but the members of the public joining the fight would make success sure for everybody in the country,” she said.
The director-general said that the agency was working through a lot of associations and unions to drive home the success of the agency.
“What we done for some time now is embark on building the capacity of the associations and unions to engage in best international practices instead of wielding a big sanction and stick over them.
“We are succeeding in this regard; while this has built-up the capacity of our local manufacturers and producers instead of closing them,” she said.
For the staff, Oni urged them to be dedicated to their duties by being meticulous and upright.
“Up-rightness is the foundation of NAFDAC, all staff must be firm and decisive in their action against fake and sub-standard drugs and foods,” she added.