The Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye has stated she was once asked for a bribe by the house of representatives committee on healthcare services.
Adeyeye made this revelation on Friday, March 29 during a media interview where she said the incident took place during a visitation by the lawmakers to her office in December 2017.
The NAFDAC DG said this happened at a time the agency was “bleeding profusely” as a result of lack of funding.
According to her, “when I came to NAFDAC, there were a lot of things that were wrong. Take oversight function or whatever that is done, I was shocked when I was told to give money, I said money for what? … money to the committee that visited us. The health care services committee of the house of representatives.
“This was 2017 December, not even a month to my resumption. We don’t have another country, this is Nigeria. I was shocked first because this was the same day I went for a Powerpoint presentation.
“We don’t have the equipment, about 70 percent of our equipment needs to be upgraded.
“We don’t have vehicles and you use vehicles to go after the bad guys or to ensure compliance. Our directors didn’t have computers, laptops, it was shortly after that, they then asked me (and said) we need welfare.”
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