The Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is now committed to enhancing the quality of herbal products to gain recognition on a global scale.
This commitment is seen in a statement signed by the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, says NAFDAC’s dedication to improving herbal medicine products for worldwide acceptance. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, in her message commemorating the 2023 International Traditional Medicine Day celebrated on August 31, lauded the efforts of herbal medicine manufacturers in Nigeria for their perseverance.
She expressed pride in the development of various herbal formulations and their progression from clinical trials to approval stages under NAFDAC’s supervision.
Adeyeye added that NAFDAC has formulated guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in herbal medicine production and is actively organizing training sessions to familiarize practitioners with these guidelines.
She also said NAFDAC was committed to monitoring and ensuring compliance with these guidelines after the training and will disseminate knowledge of the guidelines to over 614 herbal medicine facilities nationwide.
After this training, NAFDAC will initiate rigorous inspections of facilities to assess the preparedness of herbal practitioners to comply with the guidelines.