NAFDAC to register chemical products to boost economy


National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and chemical products manufacturers have agreed to explore the international market to enhance foreign exchange earnings and catalyst for industrial growth.

Director General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye hinted during a virtual chemical manufacturers’ stakeholders’ meeting organized by the agency to sensitize, enlighten, and create awareness on the current trends in the regulation of the manufacture of chemicals with emphasis on the need to be listed as a Chemical Manufacturer in Nigeria.

She said the objective of the deliberations augur well with the current focus of the NAFDAC management to bring the Agency’s regulatory activities in line with international best practices.

Adeyeye noted that Chemical Evaluation and Research Directorate has the mandate to safeguard public health by ensuring that only the right quality chemicals are manufactured, imported, exported, distributed, sold and used in Nigeria.

Adeyeye disclosed that the directorate has put in place effective regulations and guidelines for sound chemical management in Nigeria.

“This is achieved by ensuring proper utilization of chemicals in a manner that reduces risk to health and environment and advocating for use of chemicals that are less harmful and hazardous.”

Resident Media Consultant to NAFDAC, Sayo Akintola, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos quoted Prof Adeyeye as saying that a portal has been created by the agency for registration of chemical products for effective quality control and strict adherence to international best practices.

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Nigerian Tribune, 20 June 2021