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Our new office in Ogun will ensure customers’ satisfaction – NAFDAC D-G

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In a bid to ease the stress customers pass through while transacting business with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the agency has opened another office in Ogun State.

This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja by the agency’s Resident Media Consultant, Mr Olusayo Akintola.

The statement quoted NAFDAC’s Director-General (D-G), Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, as saying that “the aim was to ease the stress customers pass through while carrying out transaction with NAFDAC,”
According to the statement, Adeyeye disclosed that the second office now situated at Ota/Agbara axis has began operations.

The statement said the D-G stated that the aim was also to make regulation easier and to bring the agency’s service delivery to customers’ door steps.

“This is another great gesture to enhance and facilitate easier regulatory processes by saving man hour loss to travel time, saving vehicles and clients from the hazard of the roads.

“It is also to give prompt attention to the demands of stakeholders in that environment as a result of proximity, monitoring of regulatory products offered for sale and much more.

“All stakeholders or intending stakeholders operating in the underlisted local govt areas can now access NAFDAC Ogun II office in Ota, Ado Odo, Imeko Afo, Ipokia, Yewa North, Yewa South, Ifo and Ewekoro.

“The Ota Office is located at Plot 6, Block 1 Ogun State Housing Corporation Estate, Ota (behind mobile filling station at the Obasanjo Farms Junction),” she stressed.

 

The statement said Adeyeye further stated that the Abeokuta new Office was also recently commissioned, equipped, and strengthened for better service delivery to stakeholders in the Ogun Central and Ogun East Senatorial Districts.

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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Channelstv Reporter In Port-harcourt

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Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped Joshua Rogers, the ChannelsTV reporter in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Politics Nigeria learnt that Rogers was picked up close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt and to an unknown destination by the gunmen around 9pm on Thursday, April 11.

The reporter was driving his official ChannelsTV branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle.

 

Rogers was said to be returning from his official assignment in Government House after a trip to Andoni for a government event when the incident happened.

Already, the gunmen were said to have contacted his wife and demanded a N30million ransom for bis release.

His cameraman confirmed the incident and appealed to his abductors to set him free unconditionally.

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Lassa Fever Kills 150 In Nigeria — NCDC

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According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), 150 people died from Lassa virus in 125 local government areas throughout 27 states in the federation between January and March 2024.

The NCDC reported that the deaths were recorded with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 18.6% overall from week one to week thirteen, 2024. This is higher than the CFR for the same time in 2023 (17.5%).

In its Lassa Fever Situation Report Epi Week 13, which was released on March 25–31, 2024, the agency revealed that 806 of the 5,295 suspected cases that were recorded were confirmed. Eyes Of Lagos reports,

According to the report, in week 13, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 25 in Epi week 12, 2024 to 15. These cases were reported in Ondo, Bauchi, Plateau and Edo states.

 

In total for 2024, 27 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 125 LGAs, even as 62 percent of all confirmed Lassa fever cases were reported from Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi states, while 38 percent of cases were reported from 24 states with confirmed Lassa fever cases.

Of the 62 percent confirmed cases, the NCDC said Ondo reported 24 percent, Edo 22 percent, and Bauchi 16 percent. The predominant age group affected is 31-40 years (Range: 1 to 98 years, Median Age: 32years), with a male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases of 1:1.

From the report, the number of suspected cases (5,295) increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2023 (4,338).

The agency confirmed that the National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Incident Management System has been activated to coordinate response at all levels at the Emergency Operations Centre, EOC.

No new healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week 13, the report noted.

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