Saturday 27 July 2013

1000 Reasons Why Dr. Paul Botwev Orhii Deserves National Honours

1000 Reasons Why DR. PAUL BOTWEV ORHII Deserves National Honours...
ASKiNG Media Limited, producers of the Radio Programme NAFDAC Number wishes to congratulate Dr. Paul Botwev Orhii, Director General, National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control, NAFDAC on his well deserved hounours of The Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Good luck Ebele Jonathan today September 17, 2012.
Nigerians now have more confidence in NAFDAC with Dr. Paul Orhii's unprecedented achievments as the Agency's Director General.
The Obama administration and the G8 have rated NAFDAC under the leadership of Dr. Paul Botwev Orhii among the top three (3) Medicines Regulatory Agencies considered to be the global leaders in the fight against counterfeit medicines alongside USA and Brazil.
Dr. Orhii is a silent revolutionary achiever, take a look at his blue print within few months of assumption of office as DG of NAFDAC and the results this has produced.
Dr. Paul Orhii promised to;
• Ensure zero-tolerance for fake, counterfeit medicines and other substandard regulated products.
• Sustain and improve on past achievements
• Bring international standard to bear on NAFDAC regulatory activities
• Use holistic approach to achieve the desired objective of regulating all classes of regulated products with emphasis on food, cosmetics, bottled water and chemicals
The "use of cutting edge technologies to fight fake drugs, as well as other regulated and unwholesome products".
At the time he took-over, incidences of fake drugs in Nigeria stood at 16.9%, this according to you was "unacceptable", today, you have brought the fake drug incidence to a single digit, that is less than 5% in the urban areas and under 10% in the rural areas.

• Building & Upgrading of NAFDAC laboratories
Dr. Paul Orhii has built an ultra-lab in Agulu, Anambra State, he has also upgraded NAFDAC laboratories at Yaba, Oshodi, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Port-Harcourt May and Baker in Otta (Ogun State) to international standards among others.
• Improved international & local collaborations
Dr. Paul Orhii has forged closer collaborations with USA, Brazil, Argentina, Vietnam, WHO, USAID, GAIN, DFID, UNICEF, India, China and all the Local Government Chairmen in Nigeria as well as the Traditional and Religious Institutions. Through Dr. Orhii’s influence, China sentenced six of its citizen to death after they were found guilty of conniving with Nigerians to ship expired anti-malarial drugs to Nigeria.
Other achievement by Dr. Paul Botwev Orhii include;
• Implementation of e-clearance of regulated products
• Capacity building
• Establishment of 200 billion pharmaceutical intervention fund
 • NAFDAC Law review and the
 • Use of cutting edge technologies;
Truscan-a device that detects fake and or expired drugs within seconds when suc are placed on it. Truscan has brought fake drug incidence to about 5% in the urban areas and about 10% in the rural areas.
Mobile Authentication Service or SMS Verification
-this service puts the power of detecting fake medicines in the palm of the consumer. Once they purchase medicines, they scratch-off a silver panel on the pack to reveal a PIN which they send to 38353 and within seconds they get confirmation whether  the medicine they’re holding is safe or not.
Radio Frequency Identification using Pentesta and Magic Tray and Black Eye
 • Fast Tracking of export trade of regulated products
 • e-registration of regulated products
Dr. Paul Botwev Orhii is the Vice Chairman of the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (IMPACT).
I tank d DG & D TEAM of NAFDAC 4 recordin NIGERIA as one of d countries dat has d best MEDECINE regulatory AGENT. TANK U SIR KEEP IT UP! (FRM Talent, B - Bayelsa)
Its a big plus 4 nafdac n nigeria. I beliv dis development wil restor faith n patrotism in most nigerians. Bravo DG, God's behind u. Fred Akpanke, C/RIVER.
I commend Dr. Paul Orhii and the entire Agency for safeguarding the lives of Nigerians. Awareness has been reached to even people in rural areas. A pine from Makurdi. 100 Level Computer Science, BSU.
Thumps up to the DG NAFDAC Dr. Paul Orhii and his entire staff, I bought lonart anti-malaria a week ago, sent the code to NAFDAC and got instant reply that it was original and the NAFDAC registration number sent to me corresponded with the one I bought I was happy it was original. Pls extend it to other products too, we Benue people are proud of you. Agernor Divine from Makurdi
This is to say a big thanks to the most effective government established organization in Nigeria (NAFDAC). Dr. Orhii, go ahead with God on your side. Chief Joe Har.
Sir, Good morning. I am happy about this programme. Keep it up. Also encourage other DGs and Ministers to do same at least monthly. My name is Grant writing from Bayelsa.
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1 comment:

  1. Dr. Paul Orhii is a great man. Keep it up ASKiNG Media Limited


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