The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye, has accused members of the House Of Representatives Committee on Health, of asking her for bribe before they can perform their oversight functions.
Speaking in an interview with Chanels TV, Adeyeye said some House of Representatives members demanded bribes from her and even threatened her upon refusing to concede to their demand.
“When I came to NAFDAC, there were a lot of things that were wrong. Take oversight function or whatever that is done, I was shocked when I was told to give money, I said money for what? … money to the committee that visited us. The Health Care Services Committee of the House of Representatives. I said I cannot. For just the visit? I couldn’t believe my ears because it saddens me. Yes, it can be referred to as them asking for a bribe. It saddens me. This is an organisation that was bleeding profusely. It wasn’t taken well at all. I was threatened and I couldn’t believe that too, you are threatening me?” . she said.
.@NafdacAgency Boss confirms House Committee on Health Services asked for bribe and threatened her few minutes after she presented a damning report to them showing how the agency was bleeding profusely because of lack of funds. ????
This is SAD. Take a listen to her. pic.twitter.com/2Cma37xhpc
— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) March 29, 2019