The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control’s (NAFDAC) Monica Eimunjeze has been named the organization’s acting director-general.
The former director-general, Mojisola Adeyeye, is rumored to have started her retirement leave.
Augustine Oboli, an assistant director, stated in an internal note dated November 17 that the management had received a letter designating Eimunjeze as acting director-general.
Oboli, who copied 27 directors in the memo, said Eimunjeze’s appointment took effect from November 12.
“The management is in receipt of a letter appointing Dr Monica Eimunjeze as the acting director-general of NAFDAC with effect from 12th November 2022,” the letter reads.
“I am therefore directed to bring this development to you for information and guidance.”
Until her appointment, Eimunjeze was the director of registration and regulatory affairs for the agency.
Before then, she served as the technical assistant to the director-general of NAFDAC and as the director, drug evaluation and research.
Eimunjeze graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1986 and went on to obtain a doctorate in pharmacy from Mercer University, Georgia, USA.