By Victor Adeoti
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said on Tuesday in Osogbo that it would continue to safeguard public health in the country.
The South-West Coordinator of the agency, Mrs Ayeduni Adenuga, made the pledge when he received operational vehicle donated to the agency by the Osun Chapter of the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (AIPN).
Adenuga said that the agency would continue to ensure that only safe and quality food, drugs and other regulated products were certified and made available for public consumption.
She added that only genuine manufacturers of regulated products would be allowed to operate in the south-west region and the country at large.
She commended members of AIPN for their gesture, saying it would help the agency to improve its monitoring and surveillance activities .
“This is a corporate social responsibility from your society and it is highly laudable.
“This vehicle will help to improve our monitoring and surveillance activities to fight against drug counterfeiters and other unscrupulous element who engage in producing unwholesome regulated products.
“We want to use this opportunity to encourage other stakeholders to emulate this group by supporting and collaborating with government agencies to achieve a better society as government cannot do it alone,” she stated.
In his remarks, the Acting Chairman of the association, Mr Samuel Olawoye said the bus was donated to the agency as part of the association’s corporate responsibility.
Olawoye said the association would continue to partner NAFDAC in its critical role and operations in safe guarding the health of the citizenry. (NAN)