The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has received praise from the International Human Rights Commission’s Africa Region for ensuring that Nigerians have access to high-quality medications, foods, and other consumables.
Her nomination for the 2023 IHRC New Year Honors Award of Africa’s Mother of Pure Food and Drugs occurred at the same time.
IHRC’s Country Director, Mr. Paul Pever-Gom, said in a statement yesterday in Lagos that Adeyeye has made a name for herself in a variety of sectors through scientific writing, scientific research, research management, and teaching in the sciences as well as advocacy for disease research.
He added that the IHRC Africa 2023 New Year Honors List has been released by the (IHRC) Situation Room in Abuja on behalf of the IHRC Africa Region Headquarters in Nairobi.
The statement read in part; “The award is bestowed on individuals who had made outstanding contributions to the advocacy and support of distributing basic foods and drugs. The parameters involve fields of biomedical and immunologic research, water science research and policy making for a healthy industrial sector.”
He went on to commend the NAFDAC boss, saying: “At every stage of success, she looks for an opportunity to give back to society. The Director General has ambitious growth plans for the future of NAFDAC, concentrating on further expansion nationally to double the agency’s successes.
“The Director General is passionate on endeavours geared towards achieving public safety and raised healthcare standards by stoically enforcing the regulations for food and drugs production, supplies and use.”
With regard to the promotion of the IHRC’s core values of humanity, tolerance, equality, justice, and reconciliation, Pever-Gom stated honoring the Africans included in the New Year’s Honours list had broader relevance for the organization. He said that each of these ideals had contributed to the visions of the United Nations.
In light of the significance of honoring and celebrating Africans, he declared that IHRC would send the list to the UN headquarters.