The Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has revealed that the agency was considering recruiting fresh graduates to fill up vacant positions in 2020.
Prof. Adeyeye earlier today in Abuja explained that the recruitment became necessary because the agency was too understaffed to effectively perform its statutory duties. She said that the agency hoped and prayed that it would get employees in 2020 to drive its mandate of safeguarding the health of Nigerians.
She said, “We need staff, we also need vehicles, and not too long ago, we got approval for 15 vehicles, but that is a drop in the bucket because we have 36 states.“For instance, we cannot say we are giving one vehicle to Abia State.
“What will one vehicle do when you are pursuing people that want to kill Nigerians with bad medicine; so we are praying, hoping and planning to buy more in 2020.”
The NAFDAC boss explained that some of the vehicles purchased were from the Agency’s savings, adding that the agency was fiscally responsible, and was saving money to buy what is needed to reduce wasteful spending.
Source: Naija News