The Daily Need Group has continued to be successful in Nigeria’s business environment 50 years after it began manufacturing, according to Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). She attributed this to the company’s strict adherence to quality ideals and protocols in all of its operations.
At the 50th Anniversary of Daily-Need Industries Limited, she commented in her Keynote Speech, “From Green to Gold: Operational Realities in the 21st Century.”
The Daily-Need Group’s founder and chairman, Otunba (Dr.) Matthew Oyin-Jolayemi and all the team were thanked by the NAFDAC DG for having the fortitude to pursue their dream of making medications available and affordable to Nigerians.
Adeyeye added that the traits and qualities that have distinguished the group’s numerous industries and brands in the marketplace are diligence, strategy, good time management, adopting of business continuity plans, and being progressive in continual quality monitoring.
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“Having read through Daily-history, Need I know these attributes have been used in various ways as shown in the company’s multi-billion Naira factory’s successful completion, which has now well-positioned the company for good manufacturing practices,” she said. The factory was built to NAFDAC, WHO, and USFDA cGMP standards. The NAFDAC/UNIDO cGMP Road Map used international standards to assess Daily-Need, and among the indications for that inspection were three for the manufacturing site: premises, equipment, and utilities.
It is beneficial to reflect on the seed that was sown many years ago and how the green was tenderized to promote growth and the golden fruit that it produced. There are no one-offs in the regulatory or pharmaceutical industries. Fruit tenderization is a never-ending process. As a result, the Sower needs to monitor quality continuously. Many of our pharmaceutical firms, including Daily-Need, have continued to maintain this quality control. A company’s pro-activeness in the aforementioned characteristics will lower the probability of operational failures.
Adeyeye pointed out that Daily-Need had less than 30 employees when it first began, but that number has increased to more than 700 over the last 50 years. She emphasized the practical realities necessary to have accomplished this, including training to raise the level of staff competency and a solid organizational structure, which is a necessary strength for every business.
“The workforce needs to be disciplined and highly motivated. The provided data indicate that this is Daily-top Need’s resource. The Board and Management continuously prioritize the feelings and psyches of their employees and stakeholders. Therefore, the results are not unexpected,” she said.
Considering the progress Daily-Need has made over the past 50 years, Adeyeye continued, “Knowing the strides that Daily-Need has made, I am confident that the diligence, strategic leadership, and the response to challenges through improvement in the manufacturing premise with continuous quality monitoring, will generate into a future where innovation and creativity will be embraced for drug security, health security, and ultimately universal health coverage.”
I’d like to congratulate Daily-Need on its Golden Jubilee and wish Otunba, the company’s whole governance structure, and all of its Green to Gold initiatives’ decades of success.