NAFDAC meets other regulatory bodies in Africa for common operations

By Mustapha Sumaila
Abuja –  The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday said it had met with its counterparts in other African countries to harmonise their activities for common goal.

The NAFDAC Acting Director General, Mrs Yetunde Oni, disclosed this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the first meeting of the Steering Committee on Regulatory Systems Strengthening and Harmonisation Initiatives in Africa (AMRH) held in South Africa.

Oni explained that the meeting was initiated to harmonise regulatory bodies like NAFDAC in Africa with a view to having uniform activities.

She said that the forum, which met on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5, 2017 in Midrand, South Africa, would ensure common standard and efficacy of medical products regulated by concerned agencies in the region.

According to her, regulatory system strengthening will be mainly on medical products like medicine, medical devices and vaccines, among others.

The NAFDAC boss stated that the step taken would ease the means of doing business as far as medical regulated products were concerned on the continent.

She added that “Nigeria was honoured to chair the two-day meeting because NAFDAC was unanimously nominated to preside the sessions.”

She said that participants included Regional Economic Communities from ECOWAS, East Economic Communities, South Africa Development Community, Organisation for the Fight Against Endemic Disease in Central Africa and Intergovernmental Authority for Development.

Oni noted that representatives from partners like WHO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and NEPAD secretariat also attended. (NAN)

MTN News Alert
To receive our mobile newspaper on MTN delivered on your phone, text SAWD to 4900 at N50 per week or SAMD to 4900 at N150 per month.
For information on press releases, photos, promotional events and adverts, call or send text to 08173460599 or 08094208271or send email to:

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)92900705, +234(0)8173460599
Whatsapp: +234(0)8053069436
BBM PIN: 5619150D

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate