The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has revealed that the only ingredient Nigerian pharmaceutical companies do not import is water.
DailyTimes gathered that Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye made this known on Saturday during an interview on ChannelsTv.
Further speaking, Prof. Adeyeye revealed that the narrative is however changing as as the Muhammadu Buhari administration is heavily investing in the sector.
She also revealed that the president’s administration is making moves to ensure some pharmaceutical companies begin production of some active ingredients for use.
She said, “That is changing as we speak. There are two or three companies now that are going to be making some active pharmaceutical ingredients.
“The current administration has now committed a lot of money to the health sector, from the primary health sector to the tertiary, to pharmaceutical companies, to researchers.”
“There is another talk about making lactose. Lactose is one of the nonactive ingredients – we cannot even make it because we think importation is the best thing, but it is the worst thing that could have happened to us” she stated.