Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC apprehends merchants of dangerous chemicals

Suspected merchants of dangerous chemicals used in food and drinks supposedly to enhance taste, have been arrested by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The arrest was effected after the substance killed three people who consumed adulterated flavoured drinks in Kano. Director General of NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye made the announcement… Continue reading Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC apprehends merchants of dangerous chemicals

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NAFDAC warns Nigerians against fake Astrazeneca vaccine

Fake Astrazeneca vaccine: The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has advised Nigerians to ensure the Astrazeneca vaccine being administered on them had the original label. The agency said the warning was imperative to ensure people did not risk being vaccinated with fake Astrazeneca vaccine.NAFDAC made this known in a statement… Continue reading NAFDAC warns Nigerians against fake Astrazeneca vaccine

NAFDAC raises alarm on fake COVID19 vaccines in circulation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has raised alarm over the circulation of fake COVID19 vaccines in the country. Nigeria on March 2 received 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines and has since launched the vaccination programme in the country. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, raised the alarm… Continue reading NAFDAC raises alarm on fake COVID19 vaccines in circulation

“This is a case of blackmailing by aggrieved dismissed workers” Spices manufacturing company shut down by NAFDAC releases statement

The food manufacturing company shut down by NAFDAC for revalidating expired spices has reacted. It was initially reported that following a tip-off, operatives of the Investigation and Enforcement Directorate of NAFDAC stormed the main warehouse and factory of Every Rose Limited, manufacturers of SomGeo brand of spices, and discovered that large quantities of expired curry… Continue reading “This is a case of blackmailing by aggrieved dismissed workers” Spices manufacturing company shut down by NAFDAC releases statement

FG moves to ban production of alcohol in sachets

The federal government has concluded plans to phase out the sale and consumption of alcohol in sachets and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. The director-general of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed this in a statement released.  According to Adeyeye, uncontrolled access and availability of high concentration alcohol in… Continue reading FG moves to ban production of alcohol in sachets

NAFDAC ready to collaborate with Nigerian scientists working on Coronavirus drugs and vaccines

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will collaborate with indigenous scientists in the development of drugs or vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director-General, said the agency’s interventions would allow for documentation of such initiatives for global recording as potential vaccines or drugs… Continue reading NAFDAC ready to collaborate with Nigerian scientists working on Coronavirus drugs and vaccines

WHO can’t dictate to us – Minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora

Olorunnimbe Mamora, minister of state for health has stated that Nigeria cannot take orders from the World Health Organization on the steps to take in the fight against Coronavirus.  The Minister said this a day after the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said Nigeria would continue the trial use of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment… Continue reading WHO can’t dictate to us – Minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora

NAFDAC DG says Nigeria to continue clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID19 patients despite WHO’s suspension

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, says Nigeria will continue its clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID19 patients despite the suspension of the drug by the World Health Organization WHO. Yesterday, the World Health Organization announced it has suspended the use of hydroxychloroquine in solidarity trial for… Continue reading NAFDAC DG says Nigeria to continue clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID19 patients despite WHO’s suspension