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Meet the Director, Lagos State Office

Director, Lagos State Office
Director, Lagos State Office

Mrs. Edosa Ogbeide a pharmacist by profession joined the civil service 31 years ago. She became a Director in NAFDAC in January 2017 and was first posted to work in the Veterinary Medicines and Allied Product Directorate. Due to her sterling performance, she was reassigned to establish the Lagos State Office and became its pioneer Director. The Lagos State Office is set up primarily to handle issues pertaining to MSME with emphasis on how to develop the micro and small scale enterprises.

Mrs. Ogbeide started her career as a young officer in NAFDAC and has over the years through hard work, dedication, and commitment to duty risen through the ranks to her current position as a director. And haven worked in virtually all the technical directorates and served in various capacities Mrs. Ogbeide has contributed immensely to the existing regulatory framework of the agency. She has also in the process acquired a great amount of knowledge, experience, and technical expertise in various aspects of medicines and regulated product regulation. She’s an expert in policy formation on controlled medicines and also served as an expert in the development of “Pain management guidelines for

Nigeria”. She was the NAFDAC Lead Inspector liaising with WHO to certify companies in Nigeria intending to participate in the WHO GMP pre-qualification program for antimalarial medicines.

Currently, she is in the vanguard of ensuring that the NAFDAC processes with regards to MSME are seamless, more transparent, and are such that ensures ease of doing business for this category of businesses.

Mrs. Edosa Ogbeide was the first recipient of the Director General’s special award in 2011 for the most hardworking staff and she brings to this forum a wealth of knowledge, experience, and innovative ideas.

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