The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control has explained how it recovered N639,590,298 evaded administrative charges from stakeholders.
The Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, at a briefing on Tuesday, said no fewer than 25 containers of tramadol worth N1,708,750 were destroyed since she assumed office four years ago.
She said, “I met N3.2bn debt but confronted this big challenge with great resolve to change the negative narration by working relentlessly with the finance and account directorate. We brought financial sanity to the agency by stepping down all fictitious claims, introducing budget discipline to all financial activities in NAFDAC, and reducing the debt profile of the agency from N3.2bn to zero.
“We recovered the sum of N106,590,298.52 erroneously credited to another MDA as a result of deep reconciliatory exercise carried out in our financial account unit. We also recovered another N533 million evaded administrative charges between 2014 and 2017 from stakeholders by the Ports Inspection Directorate.”
Adeyeye also spoke about the outcome of the collaborative works of NAFDAC and some other agencies.
She said, “All thanks to the efforts of the office of the National Security Adviser, coupled with rigorous inspection and enforcement activities, the agency in collaboration with the Nigerian Customs Services seized and destroyed SFs, unwholesome foods and other unregulated products worth four billion, two hundred and sixty naira in exercises across the nation and tramadol estimated street value of about two trillion naira.”