Professor Moji Christianah Adeyeye, the wife of Senator Olusola Adeyeye (Osun Central), has been appointed by the president Muhammad Buhari as the new Director-General of the National Agency for Drug Administration and control, NAFDAC. She will be taking over from Mrs. Yetunde Oni, who was appointed as the Acting Director-General of NAFDAC in September, but attained the retirement age of 60 years in September, and also served in the acting capacity for 18 months following the sack of Dr. Paul Orhii.
Professor Moji Christianah Adeyeye, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Elim Pediatric Pharmaceuticals Inc, is the founder of Drugs for AIDS and HIV Patients, a nonprofit organization committed to prevention, education, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS children in Nigeria.
The new NAFDAC DG attended the University of Nigeria, obtaining a BSc in pharmaceutics in 1976, and went on to the University of Georgia where she obtained an M.S and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics in 1985 and 1988. Mrs. Adeyeye is a Professor of Pharmaceutics, Manufacturing Science and Drug Product Evaluation, College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL and Chair, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL.