From amazon to amazon: New NAFDAC DG wants to hit the ground running

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As the Acting Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr Monica Eimunjeze, takes over from another female boss, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, she has decided to ‘hit the ground running’.

In this regard, she will on Tuesday convene a meeting with directors of the agency.
The Director of Public Affairs of the agency, Dr Jimoh Abubakar, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Saturday that the meeting is for the D-G to disclose her areas of focus.

He said that the NAFDAC D-G would also seek the support of the directors to excel in her new task of piloting the agency’s affairs.
Abubakar said “the new D-G wants to hit the ground running, this is why she has decided to convene a meeting with directors of the agency on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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“She wants to touch on what will be the focus of her administration, using the SWOT analysis and move in quick succession.

“What I mean by SWOT analysis is for her to look at the Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats for the agency.

“The meeting will also be looking at gap analysis, this is the process companies use to compare their current performance with their desired, expected performance and look whether we are meeting our expectations.
“All these will be geared toward improving the system.”

The appointment of Eimunjeze followed the expiry of the tenure of Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye on Nov.

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.

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