COVID-19: NAFDAC issues regulatory control to curtail spread, provides access to website




The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said it put up control measures for its operations to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

This was contained in a statement by the director-general of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, Tuesday in Abuja. According to Adeyeye, the measures are aimed at ensuring adequate protection of staff and clients of the agency as a regulatory organisation.

She said the agency had now moved to ensure emergency approvals for product necessary and critical to support response to the pandemic. The DG noted that there would be limited Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) inspections for local facilities at this period. 

She added that the conduct of GMP of foreign facilities cannot be undertaken due to the pandemic and the current travel restriction on international travel for public officers. She said application for registration of products deemed to have urgent public health impact will be processed and given conditional approvals. 

Adeyeye said all regulatory processes would continue, adding that the agency remains operational with restricted access in place. She said stakeholders should engage relevant directorate via emails and other functional electronic platforms.

“The situation is fast evolving and we will continue to monitor and adjust our responses accordingly. For further information, visit our website: nafdac.gov.ng,” it said. 

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