The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration Agency (NAFDAC),have donated 100 plastic chairs to the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Anambra State.
The Chairs were handed over by Mrs Yetunde Oni, to the beneficiary in Akwa said the gesture was part of efforts to ameliorate the plight of corps members in the zone and deepen the partnership between the two agencies.
Oni, who was represented by Dr Fori Tatama, South East Zonal Coordinator of NAFDAC said it had earlier donated another set of 100 chairs to the Enugu state command of the NYSC.
She said that the NYSC was strategic to the achievement of NAFDAC’s objective of zero counterfeiting of drugs because of its reach across the country.
The official said counterfeiting was evil to the society because it resulted to waste of materials, money, time and lives, hence the need for concerted effort to combat it.
“We brought these 100 pieces of chairs in appreciation of the NYSC’s contribution; they have been collaborating with the formation of a Community Development Support Group (CDS) for NAFDAC.
“Members of the group are trained in the camp so that they go out with the messages from NAFDAC.
“This is mainly in the area of the fight against counterfeiting, educating the people on how to identify and report fake products.
“On our part we train the corps members on skill acquisition on how to set up regulatory product facilities for those who wish to be empowered in that area,” he said.
On his part, Mr Ebenezer Olawale, State Coordinator of NYSC in Anambra thanked NAFDAC for redeeming the pledge.
Olawale said the gesture would go a long way to ease the stress on camp for the Corps members especially during lecture when most of them would not have a place to sit.
He described the partnership between NAFDAC and the NYSC as strategic and urged corps members yet on board to join the CDS group.
Olawale also appealed to the Anambra state government to speed up work at the permanent site of the orientation camp to forestall harassment from landlords and owners of the temporary site.
Source: ( PM News )
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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, is set to commence the trial of the leader of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The trial of the IPOB leader has been scheduled for November 26th and will see five prosecution witnesses lined up to testify against Kanu.
This was disclosed in a hearing notice served on the prosecution team in the office of the attorney general and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him in response to years of campaign for the independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.
Court Orders Reps Member To Produce Fleeing Maina’s Son Within Nine Days
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Honorable Galadima who is representing Kaura Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State is standing surety for Faisal after signing a N60 million bond.
Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Wednesday ordered Dan Galadima, who was present in court, to show cause by December 4 why he should either not forfeit the N60 million he pledged while taking Faisal on bail, or be sent to prison until he is able to produce the defendant.
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Maina’s lawyer who is also representing the company of the former PRTT Chairman – Common Input Property and Investment Ltd, informed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja at the resumption of proceedings in the case on Wednesday, that he has filed a notice, indicating his intention to withdraw from further representing his client.
Adedipe revealed that his brief has not been perfected due to the failure of his client to pay.
He apologised to the federal court presided over Justice Okon Abang for being absent from proceedings during some of the recent adjournments.
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