Professor Moji Christianah Adeyeye has been appointed the new Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
She took over from Yetunde Oni, who retired at the age of 60 in September.
Adeyeye is the founder of Elim Pediatric Pharmaceuticals Inc, a global contract research organisation that focuses on pharmaceutical research as well as the adaptive formulation, development, and manufacturing of drugs and orphan drug products for all ages, particularly pediatric populations.
She is also 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,
Adeyeye attended the University of Nigeria and obtained a BSc in pharmaceutics in 1976. She went on to the University of Georgia, where she obtained an M.S in 1985 and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics in 1988.
She 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.