The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says about 80 percent of the equipment belonging to the agency has not been functioning.
Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this on Monday in Lagos when he received members of the Senate Committee on Health who were on a tour of federal health institutions in the state.
“80 per cent of our equipment are no longer working and that is a major challenge to deliver on our mandate. The last time, the World Health Organization visited our laboratory in Yaba, they scored us zero,” Adeyeye said.
Adeyeye further complained that the agency was understaffed and awaiting the approval of the Head of Service of the Federation to advertize and recruit more personnel.
She added that said she met a debt of ₦3.2 billion when she assumed office but she was able to reduce it to ₦400 million.