National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has called on the staff of the agency in Rivers State to maintain high level of professionalism and work ethics in their official conduct.
Making the appeal was the Acting Director General of the Agency, Mrs. Yetunde Oni, who was represented by the Director of Registration and Regulation Directorate, R&R, Dr. Monica Eimunjeze in Port Harcourt, during a town hall meeting with staff of the agency in the state.
The town hall meeting holding in all the geo-political zones of the country was aimed at feeling the pulse of the staff, and also part of the Ag Director General’s initiative at repositioning the agency for the challenges ahead.
“The management demands the best from you but you should be circumspect in volatile situations and device ingenious means of carrying out your duties,” she stated. The Ag Director General warned the staff of the negative effect of over indulgence on social media.
Speaking also, the Director of Chemical Evaluation and Research, CER, Mr. Adedeji Akinwunmi, said that the inspection of Company’s Good Manufacturing Practice, GMP, in Nigeria and Overseas was for trained scientific officers, and urged the staff not to relent in their regulatory duties.
The Deputy Director of Technical Services, Mr. Bola Yusuf, who was also present at the town hall meeting said that the agency would always recognise and reward exceptional performances by the staff.
The NAFDAC staff also made contributions on how best to enhance the activities of the agency.
Meanwhile Hospitals and Health Care providers in Rivers State have been told to queue into the Pharmaco-vigilance platform provided by NAFDAC, by reporting any incidence of Adverse Drug Reaction, ADR, through the yellow forms provided to them and channel same to the Pharmaco-vigilance and Post Marketing Surveillance, PV-PMS, office domiciled in NAFDAC for necessary action.
An Assistant Director of the PV-PMS; Pharm, Uche Enemuwa, gave the directive during a four-day training workshop for senior and intermediate workers in health care facilities, she also tutored them on rational use of drugs and the best way to handle patients under their care.
The workshop, which was participatory and interactive attracted participants from within and outside Port Harcourt.

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