Food and Drugs Services

The Department of Food and Drug Services was established in 1993 following the excision of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) from the then Food and Drug Administration and Control (FDAC) department.

VISION
A department that is resolutely committed to, and focal in, promoting access to safe and wholesome food and medicines and other health products for effective health care delivery in Nigeria

MISSION
To promote the health of all Nigerians through the formulation of national policies, development of guidelines and strategies and initiation of legislation aimed at ensuring that food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and packaged water available in Nigeria are safe and efficacious and by ensuring provision of ethical pharmaceutical services in the public and private sectors of our health care delivery system nationwide.

MANDATE:
i.    To promote the health of all Nigerians through the formulation of national policies, development of guidelines and strategies and initiation of legislation aimed at ensuring that food, medicines & other health commodities, chemicals, cosmetics, medical devices and drinking water available in Nigeria are safe and efficacious and by ensuring provision of ethical pharmaceutical services in the public and private sectors of our health care delivery system nationwide.
ii.    Liaison between the Federal Ministry of Health, its Agencies/Parastatals and other bodies on issues affecting food, drugs, chemicals, cosmetics, medical devices and other health commodities.
iii.    Training of Intern Pharmacists and other Scientists

AGENCIES/PARASTATALS UNDER FDS
•    Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN);
•    National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research & Development (NIPRD);
•    National Agency for Food and Drug Administration & Control (NAFDAC);
•    Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON);
•    Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN).

STRUCTURE OF DIVISIONS/PROGRAMMES
I.    Food, Chemical and Water Safety Division
•    Food Safety and Quality Programme (FSQP)
•    Chemical Safety Management Programme (CSMP)
•    Water Safety Management Programme (WSMP)
•    Cosmetics Safety Management Programme (CSMP)

II.    Pharmaceutical Services Division (PSD)
•    Hospital  Pharmacy
•    Narcotics & Drug Abuse Branch
•    National Drug Policy/Essential Medicine List (NDP/EML) Programme
•    National Drug & Poison Information Centre (NDPIC)

III.    Drug Vaccine Development Division (DVD)
•    Federal Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Laboratory (FEPMAL)
•    Federal Medical Warehouses ( Federal Central Medical Stores, Oshodi, Lagos  Federal Medical  Warehouse, Oshodi, Lagos (PPP) ,and Abuja Premier Medical Warehouse (PPP)
•    Federal Central Medical Stores (FCMS)
•    Warehouse and Distribution Coordinating unit

IV.    Office of the Director, Food and Drug Services
•    National Product Supply Chain Management Programme   [NPSCMP]
•    Monitoring, Evaluation and Information/Special Duties Unit (PMEI/SD)
•    Coordinating /Liaison unit between Agencies/Parastatals under the department.

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