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NAFDAC faults petition against DG

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that the allegations of corruption made against its Director General, Dr. Paul Orhii are “tissues of lies” to malign him.

A former Director of Finance and Accounts, NAFDAC, Mr. Ademola Mogbojuri, on Monday, accused the DG of misappropriation of funds.

The agency’s Director, Special Duties, Dr. Jimoh Abubakar, said in a statement on Tuesday, that the ex-finance director fabricated the allegation following his redeployment from the finance department of the agency.

Abubakar stated, “We wish to state categorically that these allegations are baseless, false, misleading and frivolous because nothing of such happened under the watch of Dr. Paul Orhii as the Director General of NAFDAC.

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“It is a curious paradox that the Director of Finance and Accounts who has been approving contract awards, payments and other due processes since 2010 would now turn around to make such false and disparaging allegations against the chief executive just when he was redeployed to another directorate due to his incompetence and insubordination.

“In any case, redeployment and movement of officers in civil service are a normal routine. This is not the first time since the creation of NAFDAC that directors would be redeployed. In most cases, some directors have been redeployed to five directorates within three years in the agency, he said.”

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