Pleased when was National Agency for Food and Drug Administration; NAFDAC established in Nigeria?
According to information available on its official website, NAFDAC was established in october 1992 but became fully active in January 1993.
Its was formed under the Decree No. 15 of 1993 as amended by Decree No. 19 of 1999 and now the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control Act Cap N1 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004
The core functions of NAFDAC are to regulate and control the:
sale and use of Food,
Chemicals and Detergents
All of which are collectively known as regulated products.
NAFDAC WAS FORMED IN LATE 1992; ITS headquarters IS IN ABUJA; IT’S HEADED BY A DIRECTOR GENERAL
NAFDAC’S CORE FUNCTIONS ARE:
To Regulate and control the importation, exportation, manufacture, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, packaged water and chemicals.
To Conduct appropriate tests and ensure compliance with standard specifications designated and approved by the council for the effective control of quality of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, packaged water, and chemicals.
To Undertake appropriate investigation into the production premises and raw materials for food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals and establish a relevant quality assurance system, including certification of the production sites and of the regulated products.
To Undertake inspection of imported foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, bottled water, and chemicals and establish a relevant quality assurance system, including certification of the production sites and of the regulated products.
To Compile standard specifications, regulations, and guidelines for the production, importation, exportation, sale and distribution of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, bottled water, and chemicals
Undertake the registration of food, drugs, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals
Control the exportation and issue quality certification of food, drugs, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals intended for export
To Establish and maintain relevant laboratories or other institutions in strategic areas of Nigeria as may be necessary for the performance of its functions.
NAFDAC also work hand in hand with the below organizations to ensure efficiency of the above functions.
Consumer Protection Council of Nigeria(CPC)
Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD)
Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN)
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufactures Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN)
Consumer Association of Nigeria
Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN)
Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)
Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees of Nigeria (AFBTE)
National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF)
Association of Nigeria Custom Licensed Agents (ANCLA)
Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers Association (PPMDA)
National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW)
National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO)
United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Codex Alimentarius Commission of Food and Agriculture Organization (CACFAO)
United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)
Environmental and Occupational Health Science Institute (EOHSI).
NAFDAC HAS helped to reduce the rate of fake drugs in the nation since its formation