NBS Releases Preliminary Report on NAFDAC 2012 - 2014


Thursday February 12, 2015 / 11.50AM /National Bureau of Statistics


The information presented in this report was obtained from the National Agency for Food and Drug Control (NAFDAC). Variables obtained include number of licence applications received and approved by type, as well as the number of products registered by type during the years 2012 to 2014. All information is therefore subject to amendment by NAFDAC; hence this report should be treated as preliminary.


The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is the national agency responsible for the development and management of official statistics and the authoritative source and custodian of official statistics in the country.


It has as one of its mandates, to collect, compile, analyse, interpret, publish and disseminate statistical information solely or in collaboration with other agencies, both governmental and non-governmental agencies.


In fulfilment of this mandate, NBS presents in this report, a summary of the activities of NAFDAC in 2012, 2013 and 2014.


National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

The safety of human lives remains a paramount responsibility of the government of every country. The need to ensure the regulation and control of the manufacture, importation,exportation, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical services, chemicals and packaged water is what led to the creation of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.


With inspiration from a 1988 World Health Assembly resolution requesting countries’ help in combating the global threat posed by counterfeit drugs, Nigeria’s NAFDAC was formed. The establishment of NAFDAC is aimed at ensuring the elimination of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, food and beverage products that are not manufactured in Nigeria and ensuring that available medications are safe for use and also effective.


NAFDAC has since raised awareness not just in Nigeria but in other countries. It has successfully created 6 zonal and 36 state offices for easier accessibility, which are being equipped to function effectively. NAFDAC also maintains contact with a number of national and international organizations whose activities relate to its functions.


Such organizations include the Consumer Protection Council of Nigeria (CPC), the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to mention a few.


NAFDAC Activities during the Period of 2012-2014

NAFDAC, saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a checkmate on illicit and counterfeit products in Nigeria, embarked on considerable number of undertakings from 2012 to 2014.


These activities are classified under two broad categories, Company Registration and Product Registration.




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