The Bank of Industry (BoI) has partnered with the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to boost local production of regulated goods and services in the country.
According to BoI, the partnership is in line with the federal government’s agenda to ensure that Nigeria produces all it has the capacity to produce while also providing the enabling business environment for businesses to thrive.
NAFDAC’s state-of-the-art Agilent High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) instrument has been commissioned Lagos, and customers are therefore urged to get NAFDAC registration numbers so as to get easy access to the facility, pointing out that with the HPLC, the turnaround time for production will be reduced.
With the facility, the turnaround time will be reduced if acquired. Prior to now, it takes a whole day to produce five products, but with this instrument, they can now produce as much as 200 daily.
The Bank of Industry is said to be throwing its full weight behind the federal government’s target to push Nigeria 20 positions high in the ease of doing business index.
According to the acting Director General, NAFDAC, Mrs. Yetunde Oni, the the instrument procured with the support of BoI will avail its laboratory analysts the opportunity to work with user-friendly, high output, sensitive instrument with multiple detectors that will handle various types thus improving timeliness of analysis of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, veterinary and other regulated products.
She stated that the facility will equip its analysts to detect and pronounce on substandard and falsified medical products as well as unwholesome foods in collective efforts to protect public health.
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