A new twist has entered the crisis rocking the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, as the redeployed former Finance Director, Ademola Mogbojuri, has accused the agency’s Director-General, Dr. Paul Orhii, of corruption.
Mogbojuri accused Orhii of financial recklessness, saying he had evidence of inappropriate financial transactions involving the DG.
He said this while reacting to accusations by the workers’ union in the agency that he had shown disrespect to Orhii on many occasions.
The Medical and Health Workers’ Union of the agency addressed a press conference on Saturday, during which they also accused Mogbojuri of gross misconduct and financial impropriety.
The NAFDAC’s former finance director however told our correspondent that he had documents to prove the reckless running of the agency by Orhii, who he alleged, spent money without following due process.
“I am not the one who wrote to Sahara Reporters or even petitioned the Federal Government on the crisis in NAFDAC as widely claimed. The truth of the matter is that the DG is quite reckless with spending.
“Before he joined the agency in 2009, the annual total revenue of NAFDAC was about N2.5bn and he met around N600m in the account. Now, the total internally generated revenue is about N9bn and the agency owes about N5bn in debt.
“Every month, I wrote about the financial position of the agency to the DG and supported it with relevant documents. Part of what we owe are government remittances which are about N1.4bn but he never allowed me to pay because he was scooping the money.
“Some of the companies they use to carry out the deals have collected over N6bn in the last two years. Towards the general election this year, he collected a lot of money and used it to buy vehicles, which he branded and gave to a governorship aspirant in …Read More
Source:: New Mail