The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says five out of its seven laboratories are now certified to check substandard products.
The Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye reportedly said that the five laboratories are now International Standard Organisation (ISO) certified.
Adeyeye reportedly said that four of the laboratories were already certified before she resumed as the DG of the Agency while the Vaccine Lab became certified in January 2019.
According to Adeyeye, she reportedly said that the agency had been re-accredited since her assumption into office.
Adeyeye reportedly said that “the certifying council, in their collective wisdom, said we need to make sure that those labs outside or the ones outside Lagos are strong enough to become directorates. So, we have expanded our directorates. We used to have 13 before, but now we have 18 directorates.
Adeyeye added that the Pharmacovigilant, Post Marketing Surveillance (PMS) and the Drug Evaluation and Research (DER) departments of the agency engage in a lot of work including the verification of the company, before products are certified for public use.