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NAFDAC targets WHO maturity level four certification

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…Builds Seven New State Offices

National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will not rest on its oars until it attains the World Health Organization WHO Maturity Level Four certification which will place pharmaceutical products manufactured in Nigeria in a better pedestal to compete favourably in the global market.

NAFDAC  Director General, Mojisola Adeyeye made the assertion at the official commissioning of NAFDAC State Office, Ilorin, Kwara State, recently.

During the first quarter of the year, precisely in March 2022, she recalled that the agency attained Maturity Level 3 in the WHO Global Benchmarking Tools, an achievement that has placed NAFDAC among the recognized regulatoryagencies in the world.

According to Prof Adeyeye, it is pertinent to state that these huge achievements would not have been possible without a committed and dedicated workforce and a very supportive governing council, stressing that ‘’the agency is not resting on its oars but is working assiduously towards the attainment of Maturity Level 4 and the sustenance of its developmental strides’’.

However, to achieve this, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye emphasised the importance of sound infrastructure, equipment, a conducive work environment for staff, and accessible office locations for the stakeholders alike. 

At the time she assumed office, she noted that most of the NAFDAC offices were situated in Federal Secretariats within the states or in rented apartments which were not good enough for the corporate image of the agency and in most cases difficult for MSMEs and other stakeholders to access.

She disclosed that the management under her supervision has embarked on a journey of strengthening the processes of the agency through the establishment, implementation, and continual improvement of the quality management system.

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She enthused that Quality Management System (QMS) in NAFDAC has transitioned over the years to a robust platform for institutionalising resourceful leadership, evidence-based decision-making, and engagement of a trained and competent workforce for effective customer-focused delivery of regulatory services.

‘’With the support of the Presidency, National Assembly, and the NAFDAC Governing Council, we commenced the building of state offices across the country out of which seven have been completed and we are now in the process of commissioning them beginning with the Kwara State Office which we are witnessing today to the glory of God’’.

A statement signed by the Resident Media Consultant to NAFDAC, Sayo Akintola on Sunday, disclosed that Osun State Office of the agency was also commissioned on Saturday, in Oshogbo, by Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, while the agency’s state offices in Ogun, Ebonyi, Sokoto, Yobe and Kebbi have been completed and will soon be commissioned. Construction works have also commenced in Kano, Edo and Delta States and are now at varying stages of completion.

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