Taraba Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku on Monday called on the National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), to support local manufacturing enterprise being promoted by his administration.
Governor Ishaku made the call during a courtesy visit to the Director General of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye. Gov. Ishaku had briefed the Director General 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 this achievement.
Ishaku said that NAFDAC, as a control and regulatory agency, has a lot to do in supporting new and promising manufacturing companies to grow. He said the visit to NAFDAC, was 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.
Speaking also at the visit, Prof. Adeyeye said she was pleasantly surprised to hear from the Governor about the huge potentials in Taraba State. She said what Ishaku had done in Taraba with ailing government-owned companies is a good example of how state governments could turn situations in their various states, around to promote local enterprise and create employment opportunities.
She promised NAFDAC’s support whenever it is required.