Yobe State Governor Donates Offices And Land To Nafdac
February 26, 2018,
In his concerted efforts to combat the rising incidence of drug abuse and support the fight against counterfeit drugs and other substandard regulated products, Yobe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam has donated two office complexes and a large parcel of land to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC to help tackle the twin menace.
The governor while making the donation in his office in Damaturu, said the gesture was to assist the Agency to eliminate counterfeit and illicit drugs as the state is regarded as frontline area by smugglers leading to drug abuse and accompanying criminal activities.
Speaking further, he said his government will in addition to her earlier gesture provide two operational vehicles to enable NAFDAC police the vast territory of the state in order to check the proliferation of fake drugs, drug hawking and the increasing cases of drug abuse in the hinterlands where the offices are located.
Receiving the keys and papers to the offices, the highly elated Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye described the donation as unprecedented saying it will go a long way in assisting the Agency in combating drug abuse/misuse and unwholesome regulated products in the State by ensuring safety and security of her citizens.
“These offices will go a long way in eradicating drug abuse/misuse and unwholesome food and other regulated products within the state. Potiskum which serves as a transit point for unscrupulous people for transporting drugs and illicit goods especially to Kano and Maiduguri. Gashua office will serve in checkmating the activities of smugglers from neighbouring Niger Republic”, Prof. Adeyeye added.
While commending the cordial relationship between Yobe State government and NAFDAC, she promised that the Agency will work relentlessly in carrying out her mandate of safeguarding public health.
The offices are located in two Local Government Areas representing two senatorial districts, namely Potiskum in Zone A and Gashua Bade in Zone C respectively.