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The Nigerian Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) has shut down six pharmaceutical companies for unsanitary conditions.
The commission’s spokesperson, Sayo Akintola, announced the move on behalf of the Director-General of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye in Abuja on Monday
She said the agency did so in line with its mandate to prevent the spread of substandard products across the country.
“The Pharmaceutical companies were shut down following a nationwide surveillance their manufacturing activities.,” Mr Akintola said, as reported by NAN.
“These local manufacturers, in spite of appropriate notification failed to meet minimum Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards in line with extant requirements to assure the quality, safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products,” she said.
The president also lamented the failure of companies, which are domestic, to adhere to “strict standards” of maintaining the cleanliness and quality of their products.