IHRC hails NAFDAC boss on quality drugs, foods, others
The Africa Region of International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has commended the Director General, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, for ensuring quality drugs, foods, and other consumables for a healthy Nigerian population.
This was as the Commission nominated her for the 2023 IHRC New Year Honours Award of Africa’s Mother of Pure Food and Drugs.
In a statement in Lagos, yesterday, IHRC’s Country Director, Mr. Paul Pever-Gom, said Adeyeye distinguished herself in diverse fields with scientific writing, scientific research, research administration and education in the sciences and disease research advocacy.
According to him, the (IHRC) Situation Room in Abuja, on behalf of the IHRC Africa Region Headquarters in Nairobi, has announced the IHRC Africa 2023 New Year Honours List.
“The award is bestowed on individuals who had made outstanding contributions to the advocacy and support of distributing basic foods and drugs. The parameters involve fields of biomedical and immunologic research, water science research and policy making for a healthy industrial sector.”
He commended the NAFDAC boss, saying: “At every stage of success, she looks for an opportunity to give back to society. The Director General has ambitious growth plans for the future of NAFDAC, concentrating on further expansion nationally to double the agency’s successes.
“The Director General is passionate on endeavours geared towards achieving public safety and raised healthcare standards by stoically enforcing the regulations for food and drugs production, supplies and use.”
Pever-Gom said celebrating the Africans named in the New Year Honours list carries broader significance for the IHRC, with regards to the promotion of high values of the organisation on humanity, tolerance, equality, justice and reconciliation. All these values, he said, had helped inspire visions of the United Nations.
He said consequently, IHRC would forward the list to the United Nations headquarters, emphasising the importance to salute and celebrate Africans.