The Osun Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday applauded the efforts of National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC),on the fight against fake and counterfeit drugs. .
The governor made the commendation while playing host to the Acting Director-General of the Agency, Mrs Yetunde Oni, at the Government House, Osogbo.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, the governor urged the agency not to relent in its sensitisation of the public to the evils of fake drugs.
He noted that the agency was set up to rid the country of fake drugs and save the people from drug-related diseases and untimely deaths.
Responding, Oni said she was on an advocacy visit to Osun as well as to further enhance the existing relationship between the agency and the state government.
She expressed NAFDAC’s commitment toward preventing the proliferation of counterfeit drugs, unwholesome foods and substandard products.
Oni identified some of the challenges facing the agency as shortage of operational vehicles and constant harassment of its personnel.
She, however, said farmers in the state needed to be sensitised to the appropriate use of pesticides to avert soil toxicity.