After several years of service, Dr. Paul Orhii has bid NAFDAC farewell in a very emotional ceremony that left other workers downcast.
Dr. Paul Botwev Orhii addressing his former workers
Following the directive by the Federal Government for Heads of over 20 Federal Agencies to handover, former Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Botwev Orhii handed over on Wednesday in an emotional ceremony.
The send-off gathering took place at the agency’s Headquarters in Abuja.
Dr. Paul Orhii who arrived Abuja from Lagos this morning immediately went in to brief NAFDAC’s Director of Administration and Human Resources Mrs. Yetunde Oni, whom he later handed over to in acting capacity.
Shortly after the briefing, Dr. Orhii came down to meet the rest of NAFDAC’s staff waiting outside in spite of the scorching sun to hear from him for the last time as their Director General.
In his short and touching speech, Dr. Orhii said he was very grateful to the leadership of Nigeria and Nigerians for giving him the unique opportunity to serve his country for 7 years.
“Not just the opportunity to serve but to help me make great achievements that are recognized not only within the country but internationally, there is no country you go to and when you mention NAFDAC that somebody will turn their head to look”
The DG on his final exit
He said having served his country under 3 Presidents who have had confidence in him, he was indeed very grateful. Dr. Orhii paid tribute to Presidents Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhamadu Buhari for keeping him on the “very complicated job and very sensitive position” for such a long time.