Her appointment as the new head of NAFDAC takes effect from November 3.
According to a press statement signed by Assistant Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mohammed Nakorji, on Tuesday, November 14, the pharmacist's appointment will take effect from November 3.
His statement read, "The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the appointment of Professor Moji Christainah Adeyeye, as the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
"Moji Christianah Adeyeye is a seasoned Pharmacist with a proven track record of accomplishments in Nigeria and abroad. She is also a Professor of Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing Science and Drug Product Evaluation, College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University, USA amongst others.
"The appointment, which takes effect from 3rd November 2017, is for the initial term of five (5) years."
Prof. Adeyeye, who has 5 patents, 55 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and books, and more than 140 scientific presentations, is the wife of Senator Olusola Adeyeye (Osun Central) and takes over from Ademola Andrew Magbojuri who was appointed in an acting capacity in September after the retirement of former DG, Mrs. Yetunde Oni.