ABUJA: The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been returned to the ports and borders to monitor importation of sensitive chemical substances, food, drugs and other regulated products.
Its Director General, Prof. Christianah Adeyeye, said the return of the agency would restore its key responsibility of monitoring imports of regulated products.
In a statement, Adeyeye said NAFDAC, in collaboration with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and with the active support of the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) will be returning to ports and borders to effectively control the importation of narcotic drugs and chemical substances identified to be grossly abused and posing public health and security threats to the nation.
She said the training held under the auspices of the ONSA with the theme: “Towards a secured importation, distribution, storage and use of chemicals in Nigeria”, would enable NAFDAC continue its regulatory role of monitoring imports of substances that require expertise to monitor their industry-wide application and use.
( THE NATION)