National Agency for Food, Drug and Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commended the management of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc., for its assistance to the Agency with a pledge to further tighten the noose on fake and counterfeit products, their manufacturers and peddlers.
Director General of NAFDAC, Dr Paul Orhii who gave the commendation to the management of Dangote Sugar while receiving keys of four pick Up van donated to the Organisation by the company in Lagos said the gesture would go a long way in strengthening the operations of the Agency.
He stated that with such assistance coming from a private indigenous company, NAFDAC could not but brace all the odds to rid the nation of unscrupulous elements posing hazards to the health of the citizenry through adulteration, faking and production of substandard products.
Dr Orhii gave insight into how far the Agency has been able to curtail the activities of producers of fake drugs and other related foods described the vehicle donation as being timely and the Agency will flush out the fake products and those behind them.
Said he “we are not unmindful of the enormous challenges of combating fake and counterfeit products. And we know how prepared are those behind it to thwart our efforts but we are more than ready to give it all it takes.
“It is our responsibility and we are ready not to relent not even with such encouragement as we are getting now. We thank you immensely and we hope other companies will emulate Dangote Sugar.”
Of note according to the NAFDAC boss was the intervention of Dangote in the dreaded Ebola virus responses where the company through its foundation donated hundreds of million of naira to assist government in the Battle to curtail the spread of the deadly virus
In his remark, Group Managing Director of DSR Plc, Engr Sule Abdullahi described the donation as part of the CSR activities of the company to improve the healthcare and well being of Nigerians.
He said the vehicles donated o NAFDAC were meant to ease the enforcement operations of the agency and help it perform its job excellently.
Engr Sule said DSR would not have done otherwise given its position as leading operator in the sugar refinery industry in Africa.