She’s a prof and wife of the Senate’s Chief Whip. But that’s not all there is to know about NAFDAC’s next DG
It has widely reported that Prof. Moji Adeyeye is the next Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, at least according toPUNCH.
She is a professor of Pharmaceutics and Manufacturing Sciences who happens to be married to the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Olusola Adeyeye.
“I can confirm to you that she has received a call from the Federal Government on her new appointment and it will be announced by either the Secretary to the Government of the Federation or the President’s spokesman,”PUNCH reported.
It is worthy to note that Prof. Adeyeye schooled at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she obtained a BSc in Pharmaceutics in 1976, after which she obtained an MSc from the University of Georgia in 1985 and a PhD in 1988.
She has over 30 years’ experience and is the founding chair of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Product Evaluation at the College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Illinois.
She was a professor of Pharmaceutics and Manufacturing for 21 years at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a senior Fulbright scholar and 2008 AAPS fellow.
She has mentored over 15 PhD and MSc candidates. She has five patents, 55 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and books, and more than 140 scientific presentations. She is the founder of a socially-conscious start-up company, Elim Pediatric Pharmaceuticals.
Adeyeye is also the founder of a non-governmental organisation, Drugs for AIDS and HIV Patients, which is committed to prevention, education, care and treatment of children with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.