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NAFDAC gets new boss, days after strike

NAFDAC: Mr Ademola Magbojuri has taken over from Mrs Yetunde Oni as Acting Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, the agency’s Spokesman, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, has said.

The agency’s workers embarked on strike on Friday, September 22, 2017 to protest the continued stay in office of Mrs. Oni, who had reached retirement age of 60.

But Jimoh was said to have clarified issues surrounding the retirement of the former acting DG.

He explained that the immediate past acting director-general reached the retirement age of 60 years on Sept. 21, and Federal Government directed that the most senior director in the the agency takes charge.

He said that Magbojuri, who would pilot the affairs of NAFDAC until a substantive D-G is appointed, had received handing over notes on Friday.

Magbojuri, until this appointment, was in charge of NAFDAC’s training and research institute in Kaduna, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says.

Agency report says that as at Friday, the NAFDAC head office in Abuja was still sealed by the union that is agitating over non-payment of allowances and appointment of either an acting or substantive D-G.

It’d be recalled that NAFDAC’s Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria started an industrial action on Sept. 22, over improved allowances and appointment of the new DG of the agency.

Reference:

NAN

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