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AWARENESS/SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE USE OF REGULATED AGRICULTURAL INPUTS FOR STAKEHOLDERS IN THE NORTH CENTRAL ZONE (MINNA)

The NAFDAC Act CAP N1 LFN 2004 empowers the agency to provide Science based information for regulatory decisions and specify requirements that must be met by stakeholders to ensure that Veterinary drugs and Allied products are acceptable, safe and efficacious for use.

In order to create adequate awareness in the agricultural sector, the Director-General has approved that the directorate of Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products hold a workshop for farmers, manufacturers, importers/distributors of pesticides, fertilizers, animal feeds, premixes, concentrates and veterinary drugs in Minna on 25th February, 2016 at Haske Luxury Hotel, Tunga, Minna, Niger State by 10am.

It is our pleasure to invite the interested members of the general public to the workshop.

We look forward to your presence at the workshop and your support toward the success of the workshop.

Thank you.

Signed

Dr. Bukar Ali Usman

Director (VMAP)

 

#NIGERIA: NAFDAC partners Cuban company on new technology for #malaria eradication @NafdacAgency

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has said it is set to partner with Labiofam, a Cuban-based pharmaceutical company, to promote the adoption of biotechnology for malaria eradication in Nigeria.

NAFDAC’s Director-General, Paul Orhii, made the disclosure when he received a delegation from the company in Abuja on Monday.

He said the adoption of biotechnology, which used biolarvicides in the eradication of malaria, could boost Federal Government’s planned malaria eradication programme.

Mr. Orhii said the company was a world leader in the use of biotechnology to manage some of the world’s most disturbing health challenges, stressing that Nigerians would benefit from it immensely.

The NAFDAC boss said, “Cuba is a known leader in biotechnology all over the world, it has demonstrated this leadership in different ramifications.

“Recently, a company called Labiofam introduced to Nigeria the latest in biotechnology in cancer control and management and today, they have indicated interest to partner with us in the eradication of malaria. NAFDAC will look at what the company is introducing and partner with it in the interest of Nigerians; for me, I have no doubt in my mind that this will benefit Nigeria a lot.”

Mr. Orhii said Labiofam would leverage on the successes it had achieved in introducing affordable and convenient means of cancer management in Nigeria to promote its technology for malaria eradication.

He added, “The guarantee of eliminating malaria totally from Nigeria is largely dependent on biotechnology, which kills the larvae that can develop into mosquitoes.”

The leader of the team, Aramis Martinez, told the NAFDAC boss that the company was committed to sharing its expertise in dealing with challenging health issues.


Mr. Martinez, a vector consultant and head of the company’s malaria eradication project in Niger Republic, said the technology had been tested and certified to be suitable for malaria eradication.

He said the technology would assist Nigeria to reduce its malaria burden and related illnesses by introducing the mosquito eradication technology.

The expert assured that the technology, when adopted, would not only be effective but would be most cost effective means of eradicating malaria on a large scale.

The company recently introduced its new technology in cancer management to Nigerians.

The immediate past Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, had hinted Nigeria’s adoption of the biolarvicide technology in the new phase of its National Malaria Programme. (NAN)

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/177201-nafdac-partners-cuban-company-on-new-technology-for-malaria-eradication.html

FUNCTIONS OF VMAP DIRECTORATES OF NAFDAC, NIGERIA

VMAP DIRECTORATE, NAFDAC

VMAP:

* Providing Science-based advice and information on the quality, safety and efficacy of veterinary medicines, veterinary products, pesticides and agro-chemicals;

* Developing and promoting standards, regulations and guidelines in consultation with other Government Agencies and stakeholders on veterinary medicines, veterinary products, pesticides and agro- chemicals;

* Regulating the manufacture and distribution of feeds, feed ingredients, feed additives and drugs for animals;

* Regulating foods, feed ingredients and feed additives and drugs for pets and companion animals;

* Monitoring the safety of foods and medications for animal.

* Regulating and controlling the use of pesticides and agro-chemicals.

* Conduct inspection and monitoring of production premises of veterinary and allied products facilities.

* Conduct Scientific Research into various areas of Veterinary and Allied Products.

* Conduct Industrial outreach.

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FUNCTIONS OF VMAP DIRECTORATES OF NAFDAC, NIGERIA

VMAP:

* Providing Science-based advice and information on the quality, safety and efficacy of veterinary medicines, veterinary products, pesticides and agro-chemicals;

* Developing and promoting standards, regulations and guidelines in consultation with other Government Agencies and stakeholders on veterinary medicines, veterinary products, pesticides and agro- chemicals;

* Regulating the manufacture and distribution of feeds, feed ingredients, feed additives and drugs for animals;

* Regulating foods, feed ingredients and feed additives and drugs for pets and companion animals;

* Monitoring the safety of foods and medications for animal.

* Regulating and controlling the use of pesticides and agro-chemicals.

* Conduct inspection and monitoring of production premises of veterinary and allied products facilities.

* Conduct Scientific Research into various areas of Veterinary and Allied Products.

* Conduct Industrial outreach.

VMAP @NafdacAgency activities in 2014 also witnessed the development of essential regulatory documents

Development of regulations, guidelines, application forms protocols and review of Dossier format

  •  Regulation on medicated feeding stuff for animals
  • Guidelines for obtaining permit for special importation/importation of orphan veterinary drugs.
  • Guidelines for permit to import Pesticide, Agrochemical and Fertilizer.
  • Guidelines for Listing as Pesticide, Agrochemical and Fertilizer Marketer.
  • Application form for Registration of Pesticide, Agrochemical and Fertilizer.
  • Application form for listing as Pesticide, Agrochemical and Fertilizer Marketers.
  • Application form for permit to import Pesticide, Agrochemical and Fertilizer.
  • Dossier format and guidelines for registration of Pesticides, Agrochemicals and Fertilizers.
  • Protocol for field trial evaluation.
  • Regulation on medicated feed (prescription) (developed).
  • Regulation on medicated feed (labelling) (developed).
  • SOPs on review of veterinary drugs and vaccines dossiers (developed).
  • SOP veterinary adverse drug reaction collation
  • Veterinary Adverse Drug Event/Product Defect reporting form.
  • Veterinary Adverse Drug Event/Product Defect information collating form.
  • Guideline for the registration of locally manufactured veterinary drugs in Nigeria
  • Protocol for field trial evaluation (developed and reviewed).
  • Vaccine dossier evaluation checklist (developed).
  • Regulations on Registration, Labelling and Advertisement of Bio-Fertilizer 2014 (developed).
  • Regulations on Registration, Labelling and Advertisement of Bio-Pesticides 2014 (developed).
  • Regulations on Registration, Labelling and Advertisement of Fertilizer 2014 (developed).

Other activities

  • The Directorate was represented by Mr. Tunde Sigbeku (CRO AFPD) and three other regulatory Officers attended a programme organized by Poultry Association of Nigeria Lagos chapter (PANLAG) on the 14th January, 2014.
    • A goodwill message was delivered with emphasis on the activities of the directorate and a call for the development of a framework of collaboration between the Agency and Industry.
  • An additional division was approved for the directorate which brings the number of divisions of the directorate to four (4):
    • Veterinary medicines division (VMD)
    • Pesticides and Agrochemicals Division (PAD)
    • Animal Feeds and Premixes Division (AFPD)
    • Inspection, Regulations and Stakeholder Relation Division (IRSD)
  • Visit to Standard Organization of Nigeria requesting for the standard of bio-pesticide and bio-fertilizer on 29th April, 2014
  • Visit to Standard Organization of Nigeria requesting for the standard of bio-pesticide and bio-fertilizer on 29th April, 2014.
  • Dr Bukar Ali Usman resumed for duties as the Director of VMAP on 9th September, 2014.
  • Tunde Sigbeku represented the Director General at the 3rd Joint Annual Conference of ASAN and NIAS on 7th – 9th September, 2014 at Ibadan Conference Center, University of Ibadan.
  • PRO (PAD) and ROI (PAD) participated in a surveillance and sensitization inspection for NAFDAC and Your Health on the appropriate handling and storage of pesticide for retailers of pesticides at Idumagbo Environ in Lagos Island, Lagos on the 30th of September, 2014

Highlights of the Activities of VMAP directorates of @NafdacAgency during the year 2014; #Capacity Development:

The activities of the VMAP Directorate during the year 2014 includes;

  • Issuance of import permits for bulk pesticides and Agrochemicals, Samples for Field Trials, feed concentrates/supplements/additives/premixes, fish meals and pet food and inspection of facilities
  • Development and review of relevant regulations, guidelines, SOPs, application forms and protocols.
  • Conduction of outreaches to farmers, manufacturers, importers, distributors and Agric extension workers has also been carried out.

The Directorate in the period under review attended/participated the under listed Trainings/workshops/Seminars/conferences:

  • Workshop on the report of clinical trial of Malaria RTS vaccine and capacity building lecture on GSK vaccine production on 21st January, 2014.
  • The 3rd Conference on Pests Management at Wad Medani, Sudan on 3rd – 6th February, 2014.
  • Biostatistics workshop organized by PRS and R&R directorates from 6th – 7th March, 2014.
  • Workshop for stakeholders on Chemical Regulations and Management in Nigeria organized by CER Directorate on 18th March, 2014.
  • Health Canada-NAFDAC mentorship training Workshop from 24th – 28th March, 2014.
  • Workshop on Data Quality & Finalization of 2014 work plan organized by PR & S in Abuja on 14th to 16th April 2014.
  • BTSF workshop on RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed) and TRACES in West Africa organized by European Union at Dakar Senegal on 21st to 25th April 2014.
  • Workshop on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point organized by the United State Development Agriculture (USDA) at Golden Tulip, Festac Lagos on 30th April to 2nd May 2014.
  • Compliance Training programme organised for NAFDAC Officers by Code of Conduct Bureau on 15th May, 2014.
  • Training Workshop on ‘Proposal Writing, Grants, Contracts, Database Management, Project Administration and Intellectual Property (IP)’ at IITA Ibadan on the 14th – 16th May, 2014.
  • CRO (PAD) represented the Director (VMAP) at a training workshop on Safe and Effective use of Herbicides, organized by IITA under the project ‘Sustainable Weed Management Technologies for Cassava Systems in Nigeria’ on the 23rd – 24th May, 2014. She delivered a 10 minutes presentation on the Safe and Effective use of Herbicides, Regulatory Perspective.
  • Capacity Building Nutrition Workshop For Regulators organized by Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FSAN) Directorate in collaboration with Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA), at NECA House plot A2, Hakeem Balogun street, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja , Lagos on 30th and 31st May 2014.
  • A One-Week training titled “Animal Feed and Feed Additives: Quality, Safety & Regulations” held at Sheraton Deira, Dubai UAE on 2nd – 6th of June, 2014.
  • In-house capacity training organised by Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in collaboration with PRS Directorate, NAFDAC titled “Regulatory Capacity Building Workshop for Inspections” at Oshodi Auditorium on 25th June 2014.
  • An Awareness/Sensitization workshop on Safe and Responsible use of veterinary medicines, Pesticides and Animal Feeds was organised for Stakeholders in the South West Zone at Ibadan Civic Centre, 816 Agodi GRA, Idi Ape-Iwo Road, Ibadan, Oyo State on 26th June 2014.
  • A 3- day training on “Public Financial Management And Internally Generated Revenue for NAFDAC” organised by Directorate of Finance and Account NAFDAC in collaboration with Afridev Konsult held at De-Palm Hotel, Ajao Estate, Lagos on 25th-27th June, 2014.
  • Awareness/ Sensitization workshop on Agrochemical and Animal Health Local products at Oko- oba Agege on the 10th of July, 2014.
  • In-house capacity building on Biotechnology (Biosimilars) organised by R&R Directorate on 13th August, 2014.
  • Self Strategic Performance Improvement Management Workshop in Nassarawa State on the 8th – 11th September, 2014.
  • Self Strategic Performance Improvement Management Workshop in Nassarawa State on the 8th – 10th October, 2014.
  • West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) workshop on Safe and Responsible Use and Disposal of Pesticides held in Gombe, Gombe State on the 14th of October, 2014.
  • An Awareness/Sensitization workshop on Safe and Responsible use of veterinary medicines, Pesticides and Animal Feeds was organised for Stakeholders in the North West Zone (Kaduna) on the 16th October, 2014.
  • Awareness/Sensitization workshop for farmers, Agrochemical Dealers and Stakeholders on Safe & Responsible Use and Disposal of pesticide sponsored by West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme, on 23rd October, 2014 at Oshogbo, Osun State. The Directorate presented a paper titled ‘Disposal of expired pesticides and containers’.
  • Institutionalisation of quality assurance mechanism and dissemination of quality commercial products to increase crop yields and improve food security of small holder farmers in the Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) on 27th October, 2014
  • Quality Management System on 27th October, 2014.
  • Ethics and Compliance workshop on 30th and 31st October 2014 at NAFDAC seminar room Abuja.
  • Sustainable Weed Management Technologies for Cassava Systems in Nigeria on 3rd November, 2014.
  • In-house Capacity Building on Global Best Practice in the Regulation of Cosmetics organise by R&R Directorate on 1st December, 2014.
  • One-Day Sensitization Workshop/Go-Live On E-Payment Solution Optimisation By Interswitch Limited held at D Palm Hotel, Ajao Estate Isolo, Lagos on 17th December, 2014.
  • The Standard and Regulations committee meeting on the 13th and 15th of January, 2014.
  • Steering Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting for COMPRO II Project held in Ghana between 20th and 23rd
  • The meeting reviewed the progress made thus far and developed research proposals for PhD students interested in carrying out studies relevant to the of the programme.
  • The meeting also adopted the action plan for 2014
  • The 7th International Feed Regulators meeting in Atlanta, USA from 27th – 28th January, 2014.
  • The Standards Regulations Committee meeting on the 31st March, 2014.
  • Follow up meeting on COMPRO II for the implementation of the action plan, 2nd – 4th April, 2014.
  • Standards Regulations Committee meeting for the review of bio-fertilizer and bio-pesticide regulations on the 7th April, 2014.
  • Annual general meeting of Croplife Nigeria to discuss the role of VMAP and areas of collaboration on 17th April, 2014.
  • NAFDAC WAAPP-Nigeria committee meeting on 15th and 23rd April, 2014.
  • Meeting with Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) at NIOMR office Vitoria Island, Lagos on 29th of April, 2014.
  • National CODEX committee meeting on Pesticide residue on 29th April, 2014
  • Meeting with the DG IITA on the Agency’s Collaboration with Research Institutes on the 15th of May, 2014.
  • Meeting with Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) for standards of Bio- Fertilizer and Bio- Pesticides on the 16th of May, 2014.
  • Meeting with Candel Nigeria Limited Company, a representative of Croplife Nigeria for stakeholder inputs to the Protocol for Field trial evaluation on the 16th of May, 2014.
  • Meeting on the Agency’s Collaboration with Research Institutes with the Director of IAR & T Ibadan, Oyo- State on the 30th of May, 2014.
  • Established contact with NIHORT Ibadan, Oyo- State on the Agency’s Collaboration with Research Institute on the 30th of May, 2014.
  • Meeting with Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative at Oko-Oba, Lagos on 11th June, 2014.
  • West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) meeting held in the conference room at Oshodi on 1st, 4th 8th and 11th of July, 2014.
  • Meeting on the review of Pesticide Protocol at Lagos State Agricultural Development Agency, Oko Oba on 15th July, 2014
  • Meeting with the representatives of Registration and Regulatory Affairs Directorate on the Review and Harmonization of Pesticide, Bio-pesticide, Bio-fertilizer’s guidelines and Registration forms on the 16th July, 2014
  • Collaboration meeting at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 17th July, 2014
  • Meeting with the representatives of Registration and Regulatory Affairs Directorate on the Review and Harmonization of Dossier format for Pesticide registration on the 18th July, 2014.
  • Meeting with the representatives of Regulation and Regulatory Affairs Directorate on the Review and Harmonization of Dossier format for Bio-Pesticide and Bio-Fertilizer on the 1st August, 2014.
  • Clinical trial, Regulation and Guideline review meeting organized by R&R Directorate of NAFDAC and WHO on 11th August, 2014.
  • West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAPP) Meeting held at NAFDAC Auditorium, Oshodi on 26th August, 2014.
  • 8th WesNiagri Summit Exhibition at the Conference Hall, University of Ibadan, Oyo State on the 28th of August, 2014
  • Consultative meeting on the Standardization of Brewer’s Waste, Pasta and Confectionery rejects used as animal feed held at NAFDAC Auditorium, Oshodi on 18th of September, 2014.
  • West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) meeting held at NAFDAC Auditorium, Oshodi on the 25th of September, 2014.
  • Nigeria COMPRO II team meeting at the IITA Guest house, Ikeja Lagos on 17th -20th November, 2014.
  • National Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) annual Convention in Kaduna on 24th -28th November, 2014.
  • 8th Poultry India Summit held on 25th – 28th November, 2014.
  • Stakeholders meeting on the draft of Fertilizer, Bio-fertilizer and Bio-pesticides regulation meeting on the 2nd – 3rd December, 2014.
  • Meeting with R&R on the ongoing review of Dossier format, Registration Form and Guideline for registration of Bio-pesticide, Bio-Fertilizer and Fertilizer on the 11th of December, 2014.
  • Last Quarter 2014 Meeting of National Advisory Committee on Vaccine and Biologics on 16th December, 2014.
  • COMPRO II Project regional harmonization meeting in Nairobi, Kenya from 15th – 16th December, 2014.
  • Meeting to review the Dossier format, Registration Form and Guideline for registration of Bio-pesticide and Bio-Fertilizer in comparison with documents from Kenya, India and European Union on the 28th and 29th of December, 2014.

Mycotoxins: mycotoxins Laboratory of NAFDAC accredited @NafadcAgency

@NafdacAgency: “Director-General of NAFDAC,Dr. Paul Orhii dropped the hint while addressing Regulatory Officers of the Agency at the Annual Budget Retreat” this came at a time when a call was made to producers to stay on high alert to deal with mycotoxin challenge http://ow.ly/2T8EDA