Raphael Ede, Enugu
The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has described training and re-training of staff both in government and private sector as very essential for efficient and effective service delivery.
South-East Zonal Director of NAFDAC, Mrs. Olajumoke Ojetokun, stated this while opening a training for NAFDAC’s Regulatory Officers in Enugu on Tuesday.
Ojetokun said, “It is important to train staff so as to acquire new knowledge which will guarantee quality service. If you do not train your officers, no new knowledge will be acquired. It will be zero in and zero out, therefore, there is need for training and re-training.”
“With training and re-training, the society would be sure of consuming quality products”, the Zonal Director said, stressing that it was the responsibility of NAFDAC to ensure that the Nigerian society consume quality products.
Ojotokun said the training would also take place in all the five states within the South East so that every regulatory staff would benefit from it.
In a lecture delivered by Ejike Nnamani, an Assistant Director with NAFDAC, trained on the World Health Organisation Good Manufacturing Practice (WHOGMP), stated that the purpose of the training was to make the Agency’s Regulatory Staff to acquire new knowledge and carry out their duties effectively.
One of the participants, Miss Tina Eziokwu, said she was very pleased to be part of the training, adding that it would exposed her to new ways of carrying out enforcement and regulations.
Some of the resource persons for the training it was gathered had WHOGMP training and would be sharing their knowledge to other staff to make everyone come up in his or her responsibility.