National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is undergoing screening by the World Health Organisation (WHO), in order to permit the agency to produce COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria.
Disclosing this is the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, represented by the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr Fori Tatama, at the stakeholders’ interactive session organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Safety Standards and Regulations in Abuja.
According to Adeyeye: “The WHO is carrying out an audit of NAFDAC, which will enable the country to start manufacturing vaccines; the programme started on Monday and will last till Friday”.
Also at the session, the Ministry of Labour and Employment urged lawmakers to speed up actions on the Operational Safety and Health Bill.
The Director, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Mrs Lauretta Adogu, promised to ensure proper regulation of safety in work places.
“The Bill will seek to make comprehensive provision for operational health and safety in work and other matters.
“It also seeks to establish a National Council for Occupational Safety and Health and will address several important issues and widens the scope of legislation as the new Act will apply to all work places because we enforce operational safety and health in Nigeria,” she said.