NAFDAC Drug Lab Gets Int’l Accreditation

The Regional Drug Laboratory of the National Agency for Food and Drug
Administration and Control (NAFDAC) located in Yaba, Lagos state, has recorded a
major feat with its international accreditation by the board of American Society
for Quality.

The news of the international accreditation of the laboratory filtered out after a thorough audited and assessment of the quality Management System (QMS) of the entire facility carried out by officials of the American Society for Quality technically known as ASQ-ANSI.

Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, dropped the hint while addressing
Regulatory Officers of the Agency at the Annual Budget Retreat held in Lagos Thursday.
Orhii disclosed that the Yaba laboratory has now joined four other NAFDAC laboratories that have gained international accreditation in the last one year.

He listed the Mycotoxin, Pesticides, Food and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) laboratories as the four that have obtained such accreditation.
According to him, NAFDAC is making strides not only in infrastructural transformation but also in the area of international standardisation and recognition of the Agency’s regulatory activities.

The Director-General said the accreditation of NAFDAC laboratories has positive ripple effect on the current effort of the Federal Government to diversify the economy by boosting production and export potential of indigenous industries. (Guardian)

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