Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Dr. Paul Orhii, today denied the allegation of corrupt practices levied against Orhii by Mr. Ademola Mogbojuri, which alleged corrupt practices against the Director-General of the Agency.
A statement on Tuesday by NAFDAC’s Director, Special Duties, Mr. Abubakar Jimoh, said the report was mischievous.
“we wish to state categorically that these allegations are baseless, false, misleading and frivolous because nothing of such happened under the watch of Dr. Paul Orli as Director–General of NAFDAC.”
“It is curious paradox that the so called Director of Finance and Accounts who has been superintending over contract awards, payments and other due processes since 2010 would now turn around to make such false and disparaging allegations against the chief executive just when he was redeployed to another directorate dude to his incompetence and insubordination.”
“In any case, redeployment and movement of officers in civil service area a normal routine. This not the first time since the creation of NAFDAC that directors are reshuffled,” said Jimoh.
“NAFDAC is aware of orchestrated plot to throw mud at it by certain interests whose trade in unwholesome food and counterfeit drugs had been affected by proactive actions of Dr. Orhii towards ensuring that unwholesome food and counterfeit drugs become history in Nigeria.”
“We are therefore not surprise that these allegations are coming up from a director, who is already disgruntled and finding ways of hitting back at the agent and chief executive.”
“NAFADAC urges members of the public to ignore the allegations. NAFDAC also assures that management will not lose focus under the night of the frivolous allegations.”
“NAFDAC will also take actions within the extent civil service rules which have spelt out measure to a take against civil servants who are involved in acts of insubordination gross misconduct and dereliction of duties.”
“It would be recalled that the NAFDAC chapter of the medical and health workers union had in a recent press conference in Lagos applauded the action of the management and insisted that the officer must comply with the redeployment as director of the agencies training institute in Kaduna.”
“NAFDAC under the able leadership of Dr. Orhii has rewarded monumental achievements in the area of infrastructural transformation, regulatory, enforcement, prosecution of offenders, capacity building and international collaborations which launched the agency into the league of top twenty (20) medicine regulatory authorities in the world.”
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.
The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.
Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.
The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”
Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun!
My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer in sha Allah. May Allah forgive & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.
The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.
Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.
He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.
According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.
Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.
The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.
He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.
Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.
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