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Nigeria has met WHO guidelines, set to produce COVID-19 Vaccines ─NAFDAC

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC

*The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control discloses that Nigeria has met the recommendations listed by the World Health Organisation for ‘Maturity Level Three’ status for local production of the Coronavirus Vaccines

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that Nigeria is about to commence production of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccines.

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC, disclosed that the West African country has met the recommendations listed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for ‘Maturity Level Three’ status for the production of the vaccines, according to report.

The NAFDAC Chief explained the ‘Maturity Level Three’ is a compulsory status for any country that desires to venture into vaccines production and other activities around that in the world.

Adeyeye, who noted that WHO made 868 recommendations to Nigeria, which have all been met, said: “The journey for the feat started in January 2018, and by October 2021, Nigeria, through the efforts of NAFDAC with support from Federal Ministry of Health, has met the recommendations.”

She also disclosed that relevant infrastructure and procurements have been provided to support the desired objective of producing COVID-19 Vaccines in Nigeria.

Adeyeye added: “We have expanded our drugs laboratory in Yaba, and our vaccine laboratory is also being built in Oshodi, both in Lagos, and it will be completed soon.”

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