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NAFDAC Will Help Small Businesses In The Agro-Allied Sector

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From: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri

The National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will go beyond its core regulatory mandate to help small and medium scale businesses in the country’s Northeast affected by the 12-year insurgency survive in the much-anticipated post-conflict era.

The Director General of the Agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye is of the opinion that salvaging the socio-economic devastation that has taken place in the Lake Chad region in the last 12 years, requires a multi-pronged approach.

Prof. Adeyeye who was speaking through Dr Bukar Usman mni, NAFDAC’s Zonal Director, NORTHEAST in Maiduguri , says NAFDAC would also be helping small businesses in the agro-allied sector in weathering the storm of COVID-19 and insurgency-induced economic downturn.

In a statement by NAFDAC’s Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, in Lagos on Sunday, Prof. Adeyeye noted with dismay that the agro-allied sector is one of the worst affected by the insurgency that saw the destruction of all socio-economic fabrics of the sub-region.

The Nigerian regulatory agency for all processed consumables said the agricultural sector which accounts for nearly ‘90 per cent’ of the economic life of the people was brought to zero in the BAY states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

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