National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

National Agency For Food And Drug Administration And Control

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

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<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is a Nigerian government agency under the Federal Ministry of Health that is responsible for regulating and controlling the manufacture, importation, exportation, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, chemicals and prepackaged water.The current Director-General of NAFDAC,Dr Paul Orhii, holds a PhD in medicine. Dr Paul B. Orhii is a Russian trained doctor and he recently acquired a Juris Doctor degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at the Texas Southern University.

He hails from Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State. Orhii who has a Doctorate Degree in Neuro-Pharmacology took over from Mrs. Dora Akunyili who was recently appointed Minister of Information and Communications. Orhii has over 20 years cumulative working experience in the field of medicine in Nigeria and the United States of America.

History of NAFDAC

The organization was formed to checkmate illicit and counterfeit products in Nigreia in 1993 under the countries health and safety lawAdulterated and counterfeit drugs are a problem in Nigeria. In one 1989 incident, over 150 children died as a result of paracetamol syrup containing diethylene glycol. The problem of fake drugs was so severe that neighboring countries such as Ghana and Sierra Leone officially banned the sale of drugs foods & beverages products made in aside...
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