The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) was established by Decree No. 15 of 1993 as amended by Decree No. 19 of 1999 and now the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control Act Cap N1 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004 to regulate and control the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, advertisement, sale and use of Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, Medical Devices, Packaged Water, Chemicals and Detergents (collectively known as regulated products). The agency was officially established in October 1992.
The NAFDAC’s organization consists of the Director General’s Office and fourteen (14) directorates overseeing the functions of the agency:
Leadership of the agency’s overall functions which include administration and control of regulated products directly under the Director General, Prof Moji Christianah Adeyeye. We have four Divisions under the Director General’s Office, namely Technical Services, Information and Communication Technology, Procurement and Internal Audit
Registration and Regulatory Affairs Directorate
Leads timely and transparent registration process driven by effective regulations that result in regulated products of highest quality standards Activities.
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Directorate
Support food safety programmes by ensuring food facilities adhere to good manufacturing practice (GMP) that can sustain quality food product that is safe for human consumption
Drug and Evaluation Directorate
Develop, operate and continually improve QMS to ensure a robust and effective Inspection operation that will guarantee safe, effective and good quality medicinal products, cosmetics & allied products.
Chemical Evaluation & Research Directorate
Grant authorization for the import and export of chemicals and inspect storage facility to ensure safety standard in management of chemical and hazardous substances.
Narcotics & Controlled Substances Directorate
Grant authorization for the import and export of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances as well as other controlled substances
Veterinary Medicines & Allied Products Directorate
Regulate and control Veterinary Medicines, Veterinary products, Pesticides and Agro-chemicals
Port Inspectorate Directorate
Lead port operation and Control the channels through which regulated products are imported and exported.
Pharmacovigilance& Post Marketing Surveillance Directorate
Enhance patient care and patient safety in relation to the use of medicines; and to support public health programmes by providing reliable, balanced information for the effective assessment of the risk-benefit profile of medicines.
Laboratory Services Directorate
Conduct appropriate tests and ensure compliance with standard specifications.
Planning, Research & Statistics Directorate
Responsible for planning, researching, collecting, collating, storing and retrieving same as well as coordinating the activities and achievements
Investigation & Enforcement Directorate
To enforce and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements
Admin & Human Resources Management Directorate
Responsible for managing human and material resources to promote efficiency and effective operational environment
Finance & Accounts Directorate
Responsible for the day to day administration of financial and accounting functions of the Agency in line with the provisions of the Financial Regulations, Fiscal Responsibility Act, Procurement Act, 2007,
Legal Services Directorate
Render effective Legal Service to the Agency
- Legal Services Directorate
NAFDAC Vision and MissionOur Vision, Mission and Core Values
The Vision of the agency is “Safeguarding Public Health”.
The mission of NAFDAC is to safeguard public health by ensuring that only the right quality drugs, food and other regulated products are manufactured, imported, distributed, advertised, sold and used in Nigeria.
- Ensure availability of efficacious and good quality NAFDAC regulated products.
- Maintain reference laboratories of international standard.
- Promote an effective and efficient well motivated and disciplined workforce.