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Saturday, 3 October 2015
NAFDAC donates drugs to IDPs camps in Adamawa
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Saturday donated assorted drugs to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Adamawa.
Making the official presentation of the drugs at Malkohi camp, the Director-General of the agency, Mr Paul Orhii, said the agency was very concerned about the plight of the IDPs and was also committed to assisting them.
Orhii, who was represented by the Director Special Duties of the agency, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, said the drugs were sourced in partnership with Association of Pharmaceuticals.
Orhii said the agency was in partnership with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to ensure that drugs and food brought for IDPs consumption met the required standard.
” We are also in partnership with the Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, who is also committed to ameliorating the plight of the IDPs,” he said.
Orhii, who used the occasion to educate the IDPs on the role of NAFDAC and the successes recorded by the agency in checking counterfeit drugs nationwide, demonstrated how to use mobile cellphone to confirm the genuineness of drugs through texting.
Receiving the donation, the NEMA official in the camp, Mrs Linda Adokwo, and a representative of the IDPs, Mr Nicholas Samuel, lauded NAFDAC for the gesture.
They said that the gesture would go a long way in curbing some of the health challenges in the camps.