Taraba State Governor, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku on Monday called on the National Agency for Foods, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, to support local manufacturing enterprise being promoted by his administration.
Ishaku who made the call during a courtesy visit to the Director General of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye briefed the DG on the efforts of his administration which has led to the revival of eight moribund government-owned Companies and the employment and business opportunities that have resulted from the said achievement.
He said that NAFDAC, as a control and regulatory agency, has a lot to do in supporting new and promising manufacturing companies to grow.
The Governor informed that he was in NAFDAC to intimate the DG and her officials with opportunities in the state and also on the achievements of his government in the promotion of local manufacturing.
“We have come to inform them on what we are doing so that whenever we request for their endorsement of our products they will grant such requests without hesitation”, Ishaku said.
Responding, the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye said she was pleasantly surprised to hear from Governor Ishaku about the huge potentials in Taraba State.
She said, what Darius Ishaku had done in Taraba State with ailing government-owned companies is a good example of how state governments could turn situations in their states around to promote local enterprise and create employment opportunities.
Professor Adeyeye promised Governor Darius Ishaku of NAFDAC’s support whenever it was required.