Dr Abubakar Jimoh, the spokesperson of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC on Saturday said Mr Ademola Magbojuri had taken over from Mrs Yetunde Oni as Acting Director General.
Jimoh disclosed this while reacting to the conflicting reports in the media over the retirement of Oni in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He explained that the immediate past Acting director general reached the retirement age of 60 years on Sept. 21 and Federal Government directed that the most senior director in the the agency take over.
He said that Magbojuri, who would pilot the affairs of NAFDAC until the new substantive DG is appointed, had received handing over notes on Friday.
NAN reports that Magbojuri, until this appointment, was in charge of NAFDAC’s training and research institute in Kaduna.
NAN observed that as at Friday, the NAFDAC head office in Abuja was still sealed by the union that was agitating over none payment of allowances and appointment of either an acting or substantive DG.
NAN recalls that the NAFDAC’s Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria started an industrial action on Friday Sept. 22, over improved allowances and appointment of the new Director General of the agency.
The Vice President of the union, Mr Idzi Isua told NAN on Friday that they were around the office to ensure total compliance by the members.
Isua said that the union was demanding for an allowance known as a specific allowance which other agencies in the same salary structure with NAFDAC were benefitting.