The Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said the agency has intensified its debt recovery operation targeting seven billion naira payment evaded by importers of drugs, food and cosmetics.
Prof. Adeyeye, made this disclosure on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
Adeyeye said that the payment invasion happened years before she took over the leadership of the agency in November, 2017.
She further disclosed that NAFDAC has so far recovered N260 million from the time she assumed duty to the end of March 2018.
She explained that her agency is determined to realise not less than one billion naira before the end of 2018.
“My staff are working tirelessly; we have our teams in investigation and enforcement departments, working hard to achieve the set up goals of the agency.
“We have also decentralised 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 NAFDAC boss said her administration has been able to achieve remarkable efficiency following a quality management system put in place.
She also reiterated the commitment of NAFDAC to fight illicit and fake drugs as well as unregistered food products to ensure safety of Nigerians.