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Nigeria Gets WHO Certification To Produce Vaccine

Pfizer vaccine against Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections on the production line,3d illustration.

The Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye says Nigeria has been certified by the World Health Organisation WHO for the production of vaccines.

NAFDAC stated that the country met the 868 requirements set by the global world health regulatory body.

Speaking during the ministerial press briefing on COVID-19 organised by the Ministry of Health in Abuja, NAFDAC DG added that the agency was trying to build new facilities in seven states.

“I am pleased to announce to you that Nigeria has received certification from the World Health Organisation to produce vaccine. We received the certification in October.

“We have been on this for close to two years and we met the 868 requirements set by the WHO and we have even been referenced globally with most countries referring to us as the Abuja principal. We also underwent training for close to one and a half years.”

“We were also told to expand our laboratories and as a result of this the government came to our aid. Similarly, we are also building offices across seven states of the federation,”Adeyeye added.

The NAFDAC DG added that the agency is working to rid the country of fake drugs.

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