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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 10:50


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Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada has commended the Director General of National Agency and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), Dr Paul Orhii for the tremendous milestones recorded in the fight against counterfeit drugs and other unwholesome regulated products in the country.

The Governor made this commendation when he paid a courtesy visit on NAFDAC in Abuja to forge a partnership with the Agency on diversifying the economy of the state through the processing of Value-added Agricultural Products.

Captain Wada said the innovative strategies adopted by NAFDAC especially the use of cutting-edge technologies has helped in achieving quality healthcare for the teeming population of and positioned the country as a global leader in the fight against counterfeit medical products.

His words; “I commend you for the tremendous achievements you have recorded in your tenure as Director General. You have taken NAFDAC to an enviable height. Your job is difficult because you are dealing with evil people. But you have done well in helping us to achieve quality healthcare delivery system to our people in this country”.

Responding, the Director General of NAFDAC said the Governor’s confidence in the healthcare system in the country was patriotic, uncommon and patriotic, uncommon and prophetic.

His words; “when you were injured in a car accident, you insisted that you be treated in Nigeria. I think for us as health professionals, that was great commendation. There is no way you can show confidence in the system than when you subject yourself to be treated in that system. When we contained the Ebola Virus Disease, the whole world began to see what you saw in our healthcare system long ago”.

Dr. Orhii who described the Agricultural Transformation Initiative of the Governor as fitting said the Agency will work towards ensuring that quality agricultural products are processed to acceptable standards so that farmers will earn foreign exchange from their and stimulate the economic growth of the state.

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